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Jack Gordon is a professional media producer and photographer who for the past decade has created media projects in support of community development programs both in the USA and abroad which focus on human rights, public health, environmental conservation, and education. His credits include short-form advocacy documentaries, television programming, and photo projects for print and web publications.
Coming from a family with Jewish, Christian, and Bahá’í relatives, Gordon has a deeply personal understanding of the importance of building positive interfaith relationships and currently serves on the Board of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington as a representative for the DC area Bahá’í community. At home and abroad, his work strives to reflect a dedication to service, to community-building, and to recognizing the inherent nobility of the entire human family. Visit Jack’s website at www.jackontheroad.com
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Tonight. Nick from Circus Maximus is filling in. He will be joined by Deanna Spingola; Host of Spingola Speaks. Deanna's show airs Tuesdays on AFP and Sundays on RBN. They will be mainly discussing her newest book regarding the Blackstone Memorial (W.E. Blackstone) and breaking down exactly what the implications were from that.
Christian Zionism will be the main focus tonight. We will touch on subjects like British Israelism, Christian Identity, Judaism, Islam, Theosophy, and quite possibly the New World religion, the Bahai Faith. Both Nick and Deanna are Chicago inhabitants and understand that the jewish problem is in their own backyard.
Jack McLean is a long-time Baha'i scholar, poet, creative writer and columnist in Ottawa, Canada.
John Allan/Jack McLean was born in Toronto, Canada on June 7, 1945. He became a Bahá'í in 1962 when he was 16 years old. He holds undergraduate degrees in French literature from the Sorbonne (1968) and French and Religious Studies from Trinity College, the University of Toronto (1970).
He graduated with distinction with an M.A. in the History of Religions from the University of Ottawa (1972) studying under Samaritan religion scholar, professor emeritus Reinhard Pummer (Ph.D Theology, Vienna).
Jack also studied Introductory Persian at the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto.
Among Jack's teachers were the well-known Islamic scholar, Aziz Ahmad (Islamic History) and the famous literary critic Northrop Frye (Biblical Symbolism). A list of Jack McLean's works are posted at https://sites.google.com/site/mcleantitles/
Why do we hate each other? What are the blocks to love and forgiveness? How can we learn to be more loving and tolerant of others?
This week, our guest Richard Knox will explore with us the universal reality that forgiveness is stronger and love more powerful than hatred.
Richard holds a Master's Degree in clinical & counseling psychology, is a twenty-three year student of comparative religions, as well as having extensive personal experience with A Course in Miracles, Pathwork Guide Lectures (group process), and The Urantia Book.
Richard is a troubadour of the spirit and a pilgrim of peace and music, who is a beloved performer and presenter for the Baha'i, Unity, Religious Science and Interfaith communities, as well as many other traditional and new form spiritual communities. He specializes in workshops and seminars in the human potential arena.
We hope you will join us for this exploration into the power of love and forgiveness with a special ambassador of both, Richard Knox.
To listen to Richard's music and learn more about his work, please visit his website: www.richardknox.net
Camilla Chance was born in England in 1940, and educated in London, Switzerland, Italy and Australia, where she graduated in Arts from Melbourne University. She became a member of the Baha'i Faith at the age of 22.
Since graduation, Camilla has been a lyric writer for an international performing group, the Kuban Cossacks, a high school teacher, an editor, a wife and mother, and a book reviewer for two prestigious Australian newspapers – The Age and The Australian. From 1980 to 1982 she reviewed books by and about Aboriginal people, aiming to create understanding of the then often misunderstood Australian Aboriginal culture.
Camilla met Aboriginal Elder Banjo Clarke in 1975, and at his request wrote down his story and philosophy. This turned out to be a 27-year long labour of love, the book Wisdom Man. It became an immediate best-seller in Australia, and in 2005 the second edition won the American USABookNews.com Award for best multicultural work. In that year Camilla was also the first non-Aboriginal to receive the prestigious Unsung Hero Award from Aboriginal people for her dedicated friendship and work for them "behind the scenes".
Camilla has given a great many talks, often introduced by Aboriginal people, both all over Australia and internationally. She believes the only truly effective things in this era are deeds done from the whole heart, with selfless motives, and she strongly agrees with Banjo Clarke that there are no bad people in the world – only unhappy ones. She also thinks that indigenous people who are true to their old laws are living the closest to how we all need to live now, for our planet to survive.