The Parliament of the World's Religions is proud to distribute It's About Time, a weekly podcast produced in partnership with our allies at Religica.org and Seattle University. 

Producers say, "It's About Time focuses on local voices everywhere, from neighborhood influencers to internationally recognized speakers. Across fields of interest, our aim is to speak the truth where the integrity of real voices inspires us all. Join us in experiencing each of these unique and inspiring stories." 

New podcasts premiere each Thursday. 


 

Seeking Peace -- When Two Bodies Fall Down

In recent years, Deborah Greene has emerged as a champion of grassroots movements. In 2016, Greene drove through 40 states to interview different individuals about their feelings toward the 2016 United States presidential election. Greene's most recent venture, the app LiveaMoment, parallels grassroots techniques in the digital sphere by connecting users through short videos.

In this episode, Deborah Greene discusses the inherent connections between safety and kindness, and explains how LiveaMoment is using digital technologies to promote and spread peace across the world. Take a listen.

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Working for Greenpeace Africa and Facing the Realities of Climate Change

Njeri Kabeberi is the former Executive Director at Greenpeace Africa and currently holds the position of Director at Chapter Four Programs and Projects Limited. Prior to her work at Greenpeace, Kabeberi served as a human rights activist at many organizations; including Amnesty International, the Centre for Multi-Party Democracy, and the Citizens Coalition for Constitutional Change.

In this episode, Kabeberi reflects on the connections and similarities between her work in human rights advocacy and pursuing climate justice, observes where greed and environmental disregard intersect, and discusses the importance of holding a shared responsibility to care for the Earth. Take a listen.

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The Power of Video Evidence and the Discretion Required Before Sharing

Raja Althaibana is a staff member at WITNESS, an organization working to provide video training to people experiencing conflict in communities across the globe. In this podcast, Althaibana breaks down the complex dynamics of what to share and what not to share, based on the realities of conflict.

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On Black Mesa and Hopi Leadership -- Cherishing the Spirit of Water

Vernon Masayesva is the Executive Director of Black Mesa Trust, a Hopi Leader of the Coyote Clan, and a former Chairman of the Hopi Tribal Council from the village of Hotevilla - one of the oldest continuously inhabited human settlements in the Americas in Arizona.

Steve Wilhelm of the Religica Team had an opportunity to speak with Elder Masayesva about the importance of cherishing, preserving, and understanding our Earth's water; the scientific value of Hopi knowledge and wisdom, and; the importance of understanding, respecting, and learning from Earth's water cycles.

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A Respectful Conversation on Practice and Meditation

Dharma Master Hsin Tao was ordained as a novice monk in 1973 at the age of 25 and entered Tsung Lin Buddhist College at the same time. Known for meditating up to 20 hours a day for an extended duration, Master Tao founded the Global Family for Love and Peace in New York, United States, in 2002. He also sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for the Elijah Interfaith Institute.

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Women Leading, Gratitude over Blame, and Doing Hard Things

Anne Van Kley is originally from Walla Walla, Washington and now is the Associate Pastor at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. In this interview, she expands on how her theology is shaped by her identity and how she believes churches could improve the experiences of those attending.

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The Power of Music will Transform our World

Mack Wilburg is a World-Renowned Composer and Director who is most notably the head of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In this interview he speaks about the intrinsic power of music and human beings draw to it - no matter the genre.

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After the Fourth Prophecy -- Finding a Way Back to Traditional Ways

Jim Dumont is Onaubinisay (Walks Above the Ground), an Ojibway-Anishinabe of the Waubezhayshee (Marten) Clan. Since 1970, he has pursued the cultural and spiritual roots of the traditional Anishinabe Way of Life. He retired in 2000 as Professor of Native Studies at the University of Sudbury of Laurentian University. Today, Jim teaches in the Indigenous Masters Program with the Seven Generations Institute.

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Acting on a Changing Climate and Evangelical Beyond White Supremacy

Kaleb, originally from McMinnville, Oregon, graduated university in 2012 with a dual degree in Global Studies and Conflict Transformation. Kaleb is a public policy professional specializing in addressing "wicked" collective action problems (e.g., climate change, democratic gridlock) through rigorous data analysis and more. Kaleb has also served on the steering committee of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.

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Reflecting on the Rich History of the Bahá'í International Community

Bani Dugal is the Principal Representative of the Bahá’í International Community to the United Nations. She is the Vice President of the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, past Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, past Chair of the Global Forum on UNICEF.

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Gratitude

Mona Siddiqui is a professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 2005, an officer to the Order of the British Empire, and a regular contributor to Thought for the Day and Sunday on BBC Radio. Dr. Michael Trice had an opportunity to speak with Mona Saddiqui about the nature of gratitude.

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Notes from an Architect of Non-Violence -- The Forces of Violence Today

Rev. James M. Lawson is an American activist and university professor. He was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, he served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He read Gandhi’s autobiography and discovered that non-violent struggle, as Gandhi lived it in South Africa and India, would be his way forward.

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Being In Solidarity With Women: Acknowledging Spiritual Leadership

Elizabeth Ursic is Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Arizona State University, an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Her book, Women, Ritual, and Power, was published with SUNY Press in 2014.

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Breaking the Grip on Farmers and Ensuring a Future through Seeds

Vandana Shiva has an extensive history of human rights activism, and the subject of this podcast covers her work to free farmers, largely in India, of their legal bindings to seed-providing companies like Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. Additionally, she dives into her work to sustain a plethora of different seed types, with the hope of sustaining human life, even in dire circumstances.

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Reflecting Wiccan: Rising Euro-Indigenous Consciousness and the Capacity of Women

Phyllis Curott served as Vice-chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and was creator of the inaugural Women’s Assembly of that body in Salt Lake City in 2015. She is the author of three books on modern Witchcraft and Goddess spirituality, and wrote her memoir, Book of Shadows, in an effort to dispel misconceptions about witches.

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Defining Parts of Sikhism and Reflecting on Early Stories

Dr. Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia was cited as being one of the top 100 most influential Sikhs in the world by the Hindustan Times and has been recognized and honored with the Pontifical Order of Knighthood of St Gregory for his interfaith work.

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Religica - Thinking on Pluralism; with Dr. Michael Reid Trice

Michael Reid Trice is co-founder of Religica, serves as Secretary of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and is the Director of the Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs at Seattle University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of Constructive Theology.

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1.5 Degrees and a Changing Climate -- This is Happening Quickly

Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam is Coordinator of the Sector of “Ecology and Creation” at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; one of the closest advisers on climate to Pope Francis.  His latest work, The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, was published in 2018.  

Michael Reid Trice was able to speak with Fr. Joshtrom in recent months.

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Talking About The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation: Focused On A World Of Service

Debra Boudreaux is the Executive Vice President of the international Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. With over twenty-six years working across major projects, Debra has also led teams on international disaster relief missions around the world. Between 1993 and 2013, Debra has in fact led over 800 projects related to medical outreach, following in the philosophy that has framed her life.

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A Conversation On Genomics

Professor Georgia Dunston is a professor with the graduate faculty at Howard University with a long and prestigious career in the field of genomics. Professor Dunston has collaborated across fields with a particular interest in science, ethics and religion, and is a leading and inspiring voice in the field. Dr. Michael Reid Trice sat down with Professor Dunston recently, and this is what she had to say.

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