THE SPIRITUALITY OF RECOVERY

Caer speaks with Jim LaPierre, LCSW, a Recovery Ally and addictions counselor specializing in assisting people in recovery – whether from drugs, alcohol, trauma, depression, or anxiety – to overcome obstacles and improve their quality of life.

 

AN HOUR WITH THE CREATOR OF KWANZAA

Dr. Maulana Karenga is professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is widely recognized as the creator of Kwanzaa, an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated throughout the world.

NOEL PAUL STOOKEY OF PETER, PAUL AND MARY

Caer speaks with Noel Paul Stookey, "Paul" of Peter, Paul & Mary – legendary singer, songwriter and musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. At 74, with Betty, his spouse of 48 years, he shares about life, music, faith and love. Don't miss it!

RELIGION AND ECOLOGY, WITH DR. JOHN GRIM

Dr. John Grim is co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, along with Mary Evelyn Tucker. His published works include: The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing among the Ojibway Indians, and Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The InterBeing of Cosmology and Community.

THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY, WITH DR. JAMES S. CUTSINGER

Dr. James S. Cutsinger is Professor of Theology and Religious Thought at the University of South Carolina and a widely recognized authority on the Sophia Perennis and perennialist school of comparative religious thought. He is also deeply interested in the theology and spirituality of the Christian East, which we explore in this engaging hour.

DR. BETTINA SCHMIDT ON AFRO-CARRIBEAN RELIGIONS AND SPIRIT RITUALS

Dr. Bettina Schmidt is senior lecturer in the study of religions at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. A prolific writer and editor, her areas of expertise include Afro-Caribbean religions, spirit rituals, the presence of St. Patrick in Haitian vodou, and much more.

FAITH BEYOND BELIEF, WITH MARGARET JOHNSTON

Margaret Placentra Johnston has spent most of her life helping people see better. Literally. A practicing optometrist, she examined eyes in Springfield, VA for twenty-five years before detecting the need to offer clearer vision of a different kind, on a larger scale.

WILLIAM BLOOM: THE POWER OF THE NEW SPIRITUALITY

William Bloom, PhD. is Britain’s leading author and educator in the mind-body-spirit field with over thirty years of practical experience, research and teaching in modern spirituality. He is founder and co-director of The Foundation for Holistic Spirituality and the Spiritual Companions project.

RABBIS WITHOUT BORDERS, WITH REBECCA SIRBU

Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu is Director of Rabbis Without Borders, a program of The National Center for Learning and Leadership – a leader in religious pluralism, linking Jewish wisdom with innovative scholarship to deepen civic and spiritual participation in American life.

MIRABAI STARR ON HER BOOK ‘GOD OF LOVE’

Mirabai Starr teaches philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos. She is well known to readers for her acclaimed translations of the mystic works of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. Her latest book is God of Love, a passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.