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The podcast of the Diversity and Spirituality Network

Aug 16, 2018

During the summer of 2018, what happened behind the scenes of two online events exposed the painful fact that the wound of race is as present in the spiritual space as anywhere else. The run-up to both of these events sparked heated flame wars, contested on one side by white women with a history of promoting progressive...


Aug 2, 2018

Esteemed poet Diana Goetsch talks about anti-gay and anti-trans attitudes within the American Buddhist community, how people fiercely protect the gender divide, and how her Vajray─üna practice sustained her during her transition. 

In between discussing these and other topics, she reads poetry from her eight collections,...


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...


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...


Jan 10, 2018

Sociologist Douglas E. Cowan talks about New Religious Movements, the cult wars of the 1970s and the influence of the internet on religion. He also traces his own personal journey from mainstream Protestant believer through agnosticism to atheism. Regardless of what you believe, he says, "atheism matters." 

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