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Progressive Spirit talks intelligently about spirituality and social justice. Listen to interviews with top scholars, authors, social justice activists, and spiritual leaders from around the world. 

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Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey: A Conversation with Matthew Fox

Airs at: Tue, 08/14/2018 at 12:00am
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  Matthew Fox. Silenced by the Vatican for his views, left the Catholic priesthood in the early 1980s. Matthew Fox is a theologian and activist who has written over 30 books. He has introduced millions of people to Creation Spirituality. In 2016 he published A Way to God: ... Read more

The New Morality: A Conversation with Eden Collinsworth

Airs at: Tue, 08/07/2018 at 12:00am
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  What is moral?  How has morality changed and how does that effect how we make decisions and evaluate the decisions of others in politics, business, and sex?   In Behaving Badly:  The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business. Eden Collinsworth embarks on a personal jour... Read more

Finding Oneself: Victoria Price and Bobby Bluejacket

Airs at: Tue, 07/31/2018 at 12:00am
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  Victoria Price, author of Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography, discusses with John Shuck her latest book, The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self.  Despite doing “all the right things” to successfully rebuild her life and her finances after a period of de... Read more

Creationism and Breaking Up With God

Airs at: Tue, 07/24/2018 at 12:00am
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  In this episode I take us back to 2012 for a re-broadcast of interviews with Sarah Sentilles and Eugenie Scott.  In the first part of today’s show, you will hear an interview that first aired in January 2012 with Sarah Sentilles. Sarah Sentilles broke up with the Creato... Read more

Evolution, Climate Change, Denial & Beliefs

Airs at: Tue, 07/17/2018 at 12:00am
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  In this episode I take us back to 2012 for a re-broadcast of interviews with Michael Zimmerman and Barbara Kingsolver. In the first part of today’s show, you will hear an interview that first aired in February 2012 with Michael Zimmerman, the founder of the Clergy Lette... Read more

Biblical Mythology and Wholeheartedness

Airs at: Tue, 07/10/2018 at 12:00am
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  From the Progressive Spirit Archives, here are two interviews from 2012 and 2013. Cultural Anthropologist, Carol Delaney discusses her book, Abraham on Trial: The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth. Dr. Delaney explores the roots of patriarchy by asking the question, what ... Read more

The Covenants of the Prophet with the Christians of the World: A Conversation with John Andrew Morrow

Airs at: Wed, 07/04/2018 at 12:00am
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  Why do the powers that be try to convince us that there is a “clash of cultures” or a conflict between Islam and the West or between Islam and Christianity?   To answer that, Dr. John Andrew Morrow discusses his book, The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Chris... Read more

The World Only Spins Forward: Isaac Butler on Angels In America

Airs at: Tue, 06/26/2018 at 12:00am
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  Isaac Butler and Dan Kois take us backstage and behind the scenes of the iconic play, "Angels In America" in their book, The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels In America. The book is an oral history, telling the story of the play and its influence from the v... Read more

Why Good People Become Silent (Or Worse) About 9/11

Airs at: Tue, 06/19/2018 at 12:00am
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Frances Shure is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is now retired from her private practice and from her position as adjunct instructor at Naropa University at Boulder, Colorado. In her 20 years as a psychotherapist, she focused on "depth psychology," which involves bo... Read more

Unprecedented Crime: Peter Carter and Climate Science Denial

Airs at: Tue, 06/12/2018 at 12:00am
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  Dr. Peter Carter is founder of the Climate Emergency Institute.  He has served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change’s fifth climate change assessment in 2014. He has also presented on the implications of global climate change on food se... Read more