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The podcast of the Diversity and Spirituality Network

Apr 9, 2018

Pejoratively  called "cults" by some, there are by some estimates more than 300 New Religious Movements in the United States and tens of thousands worldwide. These include offshoots of established religions, congregations with unique scriptures, and "New Age" churches that claim celestial origins. Some of these groups...


Mar 22, 2018

Although he grew up with privilege and an unconscious sense that he was better than others, a near-death experience caused Lewis Brown Griggs to see things differently. While hovering between life and death, he was "told" that he needed to come back and to "do his work." This meant overcoming what he saw as his...


Mar 7, 2018

Two male gay priests talk about the distinctive nature of gay spirituality, institutional Christianity's attitudes towards LGBT people, and why there are high numbers of gays in the clergy. They also share how they realized their spiritual calling despite growing up within a hostile religious environment, the advice...


Feb 15, 2018

Author and advocate Jim Brown believes that restoring civility will go along way towards reversing the nation's political dysfunction. And that striving to do so is as much an internal process as it is an external one. In this increasingly polarized climate, Brown says,  the way to political recovery and spiritual...


Feb 7, 2018

Psychotherapist, author and world traveler Greesh Sharma talks about the transformative aspects of travel; how to trek without being a tourist; and how religion influences national culture. He shares stories from his visits to some 150 countries that illustrate the diversity of human experience, how religious practice...