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Race, Religion and The Marvel Comics Universe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Reverend Lawrence Ware left his church when they debated condemning white supremacy - and why the Black Panther comic superhero matters; and Seyran Ateş is under 24 hour police protection for creating a liberal mosque in Berlin.

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Cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Appropriation? Appreciation? How does a well-meaning person tell the difference? How do you engage with a culture that isn’t your own … without getting it wrong?

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Coming Home to the Present: The Life and Teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

One of the world’s great spiritual teachers celebrated a birthday this month: Thich Nhat Hanh turned 91 on Oct. 11. Tapestry marks the occasion with a special episode: Coming Home to the Present: the Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Zoe and Eddy

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Zoe Dodd and Eddy Robinson: meet two people who have overcome difficult childhoods caused by systemic problems but who have emerged from their personal traumas as dynamic leaders in Toronto.

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Pop Culture Wisdom

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Who are your companions on the path? Five pearls of Buddhist wisdom from The Princess Bride by Ethan Nichtern; One pilgrimage, many quests: a group of people spent three days walking from Montreal to Kahnawake.

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Keeping it Real in Virtual Reality

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In his first ever VR session, Sean Foley meets Jesus. Plus, why we need a code of ethics for this emerging technology.

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Artist challenges you to see beauty in all bodies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Riva Lehrer's large-scale paintings of so-called "disabled bodies" and the queer community violate convention and encourage people to see possibilities instead of limitations in differently-shaped bodies.

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Religion and Sexuality

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An Orthodox rabbi reaches out to an old friend, who is a lesbian, to help him reconcile views on religion and sexuality. And Rev Steve Chalke says the New Testament actually says nothing against same-sex relationships.

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Episode: Translator Sarah Ruden, Zoroastrian Priest Jal Panthaky

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Translator Sarah Ruden reinvigorates the Bible in English; Priest Jal Panthaky goes deep into his Zoroastrian faith to unpack the rules of marriage.

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The spiritual overtones of Little Scream's indie rock

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Musician Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer) was raised in Iowa as a Jehovah's Witness. Though she left the religion long ago, spiritual exploration continues to be a theme in both her music and her personal life, as in her album 'Cult Following.'

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Neurodiversity with El Jones

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

El Jones speaks to a woman with Down syndrome and an autistic woman about the hardships and joys of their disabilities and about society’s biases against neurodivergent people.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Black Motherhood with El Jones

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

El Jones speaks to four black mothers about how racism and motherhood intersect, requiring them to educate and protect their kids, while dealing with the prejudice they face themselves.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Restorative Justice with El Jones

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

El Jones speaks to two guests, one who committed murder and one who lost her partner to murder, to find out if reconciliation through restorative justice is really possible.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Pros and Cons of Raising Your Kids with Religion with Ali Hassan

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

To raise your kids with religion or not, that is the question. Guest host Ali Hassan speaks to parents who make the case for and against passing on a spiritual tradition... and a mother who's inventing a spiritual framework for her boys.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Paradox of Choice with Humble the Poet

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Guest host Humble the Poet explores the Paradox of Choice, and the efforts some of us are making to simplify things in elemental ways.

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The Power of Kindness with Kinnie Starr

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Guest host Kinnie Starr explores the healing power of kindness and how helping others has relieved her own chronic pain.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Life after a Brain Injury with Kinnie Starr

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In this episode, guest host Kinnie Starr explores what happens to our identities and relationships after a brain injury.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Spirituality

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Inspiration from Grassy Narrows, The damaging colonial legacy of the Papal 'Doctrine of Discovery' & how Blair Stonechild is embracing his Indigenous spirituality.

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Hope and Mercy in Chicago and Newtown

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A Muslim community activist in Chicago and the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook both search for hope and mercy in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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Preserve or destroy?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

One man's mission to remove offensive graffiti and a Mohawk's community choice to preserve a residential school building.

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Illuminating: medieval art form meets 21st-century knowledge in the Saint John's Bible

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Saint John's Bible is the first hand-lettered, illuminated bible made using quills and ancient techniques in 500 years. But the images that adorn it are entirely modern: strands of DNA, an homage to the Holocaust, images from the Hubble Telescope.

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Utopia or Dystopia

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Margaret Atwood and Christian environmentalist Leah Kostamo discuss how religion has shaped our country, at the 'Restorying Canada' conference at the University of Ottawa.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Musician Snatam Kaur talks about the healing power of sacred chants and Lauretta Santarossa gives us a tour of her secret garden dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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