Radical Spirituality and Sacred Activism
Radical Spirituality and Sacred Activism is about personal transformation and social change and what it means to live a deeply spiritual life in a postmodern world.
We take inspiration from young people from all over the world who started the global movement for justice and solidarity by camping out on Wall Street, by taking over their cities in nonviolent occupations, and by often risking their lives to stand up for the dream that is emerging in their hearts.
We connect these new emerging dreams with inspirations and visions of spiritual giants like Father Bede Griffiths, Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, and others whose lives reflected what it means to live a transformed life and to be a healing presence in the world.
Ultimately, this show is about reflecting on ideas and dreams that can help us build a movement we sometimes call “new monasticism,” where people can gather in small communities of friends, commit to a deep contemplative and spiritual practice, share in prayer, help each other discover their calling and gifts, and then through prayer and healthful presence build courage together to live as an expression of God’s dream of compassion, justice, and solidarity in the world.
The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity.
|Monday, June 15, 2015Following Our HeartacheJoin us for this intimate interview with V.K. Harber, a leader in the new monastic movement who bridges the worlds of yoga, Catholicism, and feminism. She shares her story of sexual assault, her…|
|Monday, June 1, 2015Buddha’s Great CompassionVen. Bhikkhu Bodhi has spent decades in Buddhist monasteries and is one of the most respected translators of Pali scriptures into English. He is a founder of Buddhist Global Relief, which sponsors…|
|Monday, May 4, 2015Make Me One With Everything: Going Beyond Separation In a time when meditation and mindfulness are being turned into navel-gazing narcissism, yoga is being sold as a sexy commodity, and many of our religious truths are being used to advance a gospel of…|
|Monday, April 20, 2015Contemplative Prayer Builds a Just SocietyPhileena and her husband Chris have spent their lives in social justice work, among the world’s poor, helping to build the New Friar movement. For nearly 20 years they’ve built community among…|
|Monday, April 6, 2015A Lesson in American Spirituality and ActivismMirabai Bush has been at the forefront of building a movement known today as American spirituality. She is one of the people responsible for infusing the social change movement with contemplative…|
|Monday, March 16, 2015Building a New World, One Community at a TimeFrancisco “Pancho” Ramos-Stierle was pursuing his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley when he learned the university's laboratories had contracted with the federal…|
|Monday, March 9, 2015Radical Passion for Change“A spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic political and social consciousness, does little to halt the suicidal juggernaut of history. On the other hand, an…|
|Monday, February 23, 2015The Dharma of No Impact ManIn November 2006 Colin Beavan launched a yearlong project in which he and his family went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as…|
|Monday, February 9, 2015Living a Nonviolent Life Without CompromiseJoin us for this conversation with Father John Dear, a contemporary prophet of nonviolence and Nobel Peace Prize nominee who has worked closely with Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, and Thich Nhat Hanh,…|
|Monday, November 17, 2014No Bull**** Exploration of SpiritualityChris Grosso says, "I’m not a yogi from the Himalayas, a preacher from the pulpit, or a guru with dollar signs in my eyes. The truth is, as a result of years of heavy drug and alcohol addiction, I’ve…|