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Psychotherapist, Frances Shure, explains the difficulty of accepting truths that shake our world-view.
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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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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

Revolutions in Leadership and Economics: Conversations with Linda Kohanov and Anthony Flaccavento

Airs at: Tue, 06/05/2018 at 12:00am
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  Anthony Flaccavento was my first guest ever on this program when it was called Religion For Life. I had him on again last year when we discussed his book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change. He has be... Read more

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Conversation with Brian Keating

Airs at: Tue, 05/22/2018 at 12:00am
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  It is not unusual to have a Nobel Prize winner write a book. But what about those who lose the Nobel Prize? Not too many write that book. Dr. Brian Keating did. He is an astrophysicist who teaches at the University of California at San Diego.  He almost won the Nobel Pri... Read more

Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh-Century Martyr (2 of 2)

Airs at: Mon, 05/21/2018 at 12:00am
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  On April 28th2018, The Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle sponsored an interfaith educational event called Husayn Day.  The event was a reflection upon Husayn, the martyred grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Rather than bow to his oppressors, he, along with 72 family me... Read more

The Nakba: Seventy Years of Oppression, 1948-2018

Airs at: Fri, 05/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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May 15th marks the 70th anniversary of Israel’s statehood. Palestinians refer to this as the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when more than 700,000 Palestinians left their homes from fear or were forcibly removed by Israelis who took their homes. On this 70th anniversary of the occ... Read more

Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh Century Martyr (1 of 2)

Airs at: Mon, 05/07/2018 at 12:00am
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  On April 28th 2018, The Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle and Global Initiativesco-sponsored an interfaith educational event called Husayn Day.  The event was a reflection upon Husayn, the martyred grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Rather than bow to his oppressors, h... Read more

The Martyrdom of Gaza: A Conversation with Norman Finkelstein

Airs at: Tue, 05/01/2018 at 12:00am
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  “On May 14th or May 15th the people of Gaza are going to make their big last effort to break out of prison. And it will be a huge mobilization to try to break down that prison fence, that ghetto fence, that concentration camp fence. And we here have to give our all to ma... Read more

Queering Christianity: A Conversation with Angela Yarber

Airs at: Mon, 04/30/2018 at 12:00am
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  Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber discusses the revolutionary work of the Holy Women Icons Project. As an intersectionally ecofeminist organization, the Holy Women Icons Project seeks to empower marginalized women and to be an accomplice in the work for justice for ethnic and racia... Read more

Unbelievable: A Conversation with Critic of Christianity, Bishop John Shelby Spong

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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  Bishop John Shelby Spong has been on the leading edge of progressive Christianity.  Over the decades he has shared his own honest journey with faith, doubt, and social activism as an Episcopal priest, bishop, and author. Some of his many books include: Living in Sin? A ... Read more