A bi-monthly public affairs radio program that airs live on KYRS Radio, 88.1FM and 92.3FM, in Medical Lake/Spokane, WA on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays of the month at 3pm (PST). The program educates listeners about the diversity of spiritual and religious views and practices; examines current local, national and international issues through a spiritual lens; and challenges the ways in which organized religion has been, and is currently being, used as a weapon of oppression. www.revolutionaryspirituality.com
Patrick Colucci is vice-chair of The HumanLight Committee (www.humanlight.org), and a member of both the NJ Humanist Network (www.njhn.org) and the American Humanist Association. Based in NJ, he is a long-time activist in the movements for Humanism, and for peace and social justice. We will be discussing HumanLight, a humanist celebration which takes place on December 23rd. In the midst of traditional holiday celebrations, HumanLight presents an alternative reason to celebrate: a Humanist's vision of a good future. It is a future in which all people can identify with each other, behave with the highest moral standards, and work together toward a happy, just and peaceful world. This show originally aired on 12/21/09. Contact information: www.humanlight.org, info@HumanLight.org or (215)-794-8548
Direct download: 2009-12-21-21-18-19.mp3
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Nani Aki Linder is a results oriented, "quitting is not an option," spiritual Kumu, who teaches the Hawaiian Art of Forgiveness formally known as Ho'oponopono. Nani is a published author, recognized expert on cross-cultural awareness & visionary leadership, and is the co-founder of the NW Women's Leadership Conference, taking place at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on January 29 and 30 (www.nwWomensleadershipconference.com). December 7th is considered Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in response to the conversations that will be taking place about Pearl Harbor, we will be discussing Nani's experiences growing up in Hawaii and Hawaiian spirituality, kahana pono. Contact Information - www.Nanilinder.com, Nanilinder@comcast.net or 509-467-7714. This program originally aired on 12/7/09.

Direct download: 2009-12-13-18-50-39.mp3
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Robert Foley is currently the Acting Executive Director of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center in Denver, CO. He has worked in varying aspects of the prevention field for the past 10 years, including community-based research and assessment, public information campaigns, coalition-building, and intervention planning for efforts around intimate partner violence, methamphetamine abuse, alcohol and other drug abuse issues, and most recently STD/HIV. We will be discussing World AIDS, which is on 12/1, the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Native American community, and the work of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. Contact information: http://nnaapc.org or (720) 382-2244. This show originally aired on 11/30/09.

Direct download: 2009-12-05-23-13-17.mp3
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Marj Johnston is the Assistant Pator at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ in Spokane, Wa. In a return visit to the program, we will be discussing James Fowler's book - Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning. This show originally aired on 11/16/09. Contact Information - www.westminsterucc.org or (509)-624-1366.
Direct download: 2009-11-18-09-05-02.mp3
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Rev. Joe Niemiec is the co-pastor of the Center for Spiritual Living in Spokane, WA. He will be discussing his spiritual journey and offering an understanding of Science of Mind. This show originally aired on 11/2/09.
Contact Information - http://cslspokane.org or (509) 534-1011.
Direct download: 2009-11-09-13-09-27.mp3
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Mark Potok is the Director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a  nonprofit organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, that was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists, and its tracking of hate groups. The Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and extremist activities throughout the U.S. and publishes the Center's award-winning Intelligence Report. We will be discussing religious extremist groups in the United States. Contact Information - http://splcenter.org or (334)-956-8200. This program originally aired on 10/19/09/
Direct download: 2009-10-26-22-16-53.mp3
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Dr. Isabelle Kinnard Richman is the Vice President for Education at the First Freedom Center, which is a non-profit, non-political, non-denominational, educational organization based in Richmond, Virginia, whose mission is to increase understanding and respect for religious freedom in diverse communities worldwide, through education about this core human value: the freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Dr. Kinnard will be discussing the history of and the current state of religious freedom in America. Contact Information - http://firstfreedom.org or (804) 643-1786. This program originally aired on 10/5/09.
Direct download: 2009-10-14-16-48-28.mp3
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Rev. Toni Niemiec, pastor of the Center for Spiritual Living, will we talking about an upcoming event in Spokane called Pathways to Peace, which runs from September 11 - 21. It is a series of Peace Events that includes participants from many peace groups and faith traditions, offering various approaches to inner peace and to being of service in the world. The event is sponsored by a local organization called One Peace Many Paths. We will talk about the event, the organization and the the idea that real peace first must be addressed from within. This show originally aired on 9/7/09.
Contact information: http://onepeacemanypaths.org
Direct download: 2009-09-18-13-49-39.mp3
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Dr. Chandra Reddy was my guest as we discussed Hinduism, which is regarded as the oldest of the world's major religions, and also the third largest, with over a billion adherents. Contact Information - www.spokanedesi.com or contact Mrs. Sreedharani Nandagopal,
President of the South Asian Cultural Association at sreedharani@hotmail.com. This show originally aired on 8/31/09.
Direct download: 2009-09-06-21-01-39.mp3
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Clyde Young is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party. As a young man, he spent many years in prison where he became a revolutionary. In 2008, he spoke at the University of California Los Angeles on a panel titled Religion, Atheism and Black People. He will be talking about communism, atheism and the role that spirituality plays in his political views.
For more information visit the website for the Revolutionary Communist Party - http://revcom.us. This show originally aired on 8/17/09.
Direct download: 2009-08-17-21-58-12.mp3
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Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye was born in Tibet in 1956 and escaped to India with his family when he was three years old. He became a monk at the age of seventeen, completed the rigorous eighteen year course of traditional studies in Buddhist philosophy that earned him the title "Geshe" (PhD) from the Sera Monastic University in 1991 and followed that with Buddhist Tantryana studies at Gyumeh Tantric Monastry. In 1993 he dedicated five years to a meditation retreat in the mountains of Dharamsala and in 1998 with the blessing of the Dalia Lama established the Universal Compassion Movement. In 2001 Geshe Thupten Phelgye was elected as a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile where he currently serves. Over the years Geshe Thupten Phelgye has been giving talks around the world advocating vegetarianism, interfaith dialogue and Universal Compassion. We will be discussing Buddhism, politics in Tibet and the Universal Compassion Movement. Contact Information - http://universalcompassion.org. This program originally aired on 7/20/09.
Direct download: 2009-07-22-13-04-36.mp3
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Jon O'Brien is President of Catholics for Choice, a Washington DC based, non-profit oragnization that was founded in 1973 to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health. In response to the murder of Dr. George Tiller on May 31st in the foyer of his church, we will be discussing the ongoing debate about the issue of abortion and the role that religion plays in it.
For more information you can call Catholics for Choice (202) 986-6093 or visit their website at http://catholicsforchoice.org. This show originally aired on 7/6/09.
Direct download: 2009-07-10-13-07-14.mp3
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In honor of Juneteenth, a little known holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, I have invited a former guest back to discuss the role of the Southern Baptist Church (in particular) in slavery in the United States, as well as a paper that she previously wrote on Black Catholics. Beverly Spears is an ordained American Baptist Minister who earned her Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry. She was ordained in the American Baptist tradition after 30-years as a Roman Catholic, and a 20-year career in public service which included several years as a senior policy analyst for the City of Seattle. She currently is a ministry consultant, specializing in the design and implementation of education and outreach programs for churches and faith-based organizations. For more information contact this show. This show originally aired on 7/29/09.
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Ann Hurst, the Director of Chaplaincy & the Providence Center for Faith and Healing will be talking about her role at the hospital and how religion and spirituality impact the many issues surrounding end of life, hospice care, and death and dying. Contact Information - (509)474-4973 or Ann.Hurst@Providence.org. Show originally aired on 6/15/09.

Direct download: 2009-06-20-13-12-10.mp3
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Wayne Shull, the lay pastoral leader of Emmanuel Metropolitan Communinty Church in Spokane, talks about his background, the MCC church and its history, his role in the church and Spokane's upcoming Pride Parade and Celebration on June 13th. Contact Information - emccspokane@yahoo.com or http://emccspokane.org

Direct download: 2009-06-07-19-03-40.mp3
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Dr. Lynn Williams (QuanYinLyn) introduces listners to her practice of Sufi and explains how she has integrated it into her personal and professional life. Contact Information:  QuanYinLyn@gmail.com or visit the website at: http://ruhaniat.org. This show originally aired on 5/18/09.

Direct download: 2009-05-24-22-47-36.mp3
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Dr. Cate Siejk, an Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University, returns to the show in honor of Mother's Day. On her last visit we discussed Feminist Theology, during this show we will be discussing Feminist Spirituality, and will talk about the similarities and differences. Contact Information: 509-313-6776. This show originally aired on 5/4/09.

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Eloiwa, a certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, Spiritual Counselor and Healing Facilitator, discusses her spiritual journey and how it surprisingly led her towards music, when she had no musical background. She currently uses various forms of music, particularly the harp, as a vehicle for healing in her work with children and those on the verge of death. Eloiwa also conducts transformational workshops and retreats that incorporate music and the Labyrinth. Contact information: http://heart-sounds.com or 509-951-2310. Show originally aired on 4/27/09.

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Brigitte Sztab  introduces listeners to Family Constellations, a healing practice that she was introduced to in Germany at a workshop in 1997. She felt immediately called to pursue the work and was one of the first to begin sponsoring workshops in the United States. Family Constellations is a form of energy therapy that brings together ancient ways of healing with modern forms of therapy. Brigitte is one of the most experienced Constellation facilitators in the field and has been offering workshops since 2001.  http://familyconstellations-usa.com/training.htm. Contact Information - brigitte@familyconstellations-usa.com or 509-682-4107. Program originally aired on 4/13/09.

Direct download: 2009-05-11-09-34-39.mp3
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Pastor Tom Sorenson, a pastor at Monroe Congregational United Church of Christ in Monroe Washington, will be discussing his new book: "Liberating Christianity: Overcoming Obstacles to Faith in the New Millennium." Pastor Sorenson's book offers a different understanding of faith. It begins with a discussion of the universal human experience of the spiritual dimension of reality. It then discusses symbol and myth as the necessary language for communicating that experience. Pastor Sorenson goes on to explain that all human experience is necessarily subjective and that religious truth is thus also necessarily subjective. Therefore, he states, religous truth is relative, not universal and absolute. He then closes with a provacative section that replaces the dominant social conservatism of popular Christianity with Jesus's teachings of nonviolence, economic justice and radical inclusivity. This program originally aired on 3/23/09.  Contact Information - http://monroeucc.org, pastor@monroeucc.org,  or (360) 794-7601.

Direct download: 2009-04-06-13-28-08.mp3
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Dr. Cocoa Welton, founder of the Los Angeles based Moriah Institute, is a Global Lecturer, teacher and experienced workshop facilitator who has been speaking locally and internationally for decades on topics as varied as socio-politics, human behavioral motivations, and the intersection of science and philosophy. Dr. Welton was shaped by the Black Nationalist movement of the 1960s and influenced by the teachings of Marxism and Science of Mind, amongst other things. He has studied both Eastern and Western religions, in addition to the works of Dr. Albert Einstein, Dr. Stephen Hawking, Dr. Carl Sagan, and Dr. Michio Kaku, amongst many others. He has incorporated all of it into a multi-dimensional, multi-faceted understanding of the universe, life, and human behavior that he calls the "NEW INTEGRATION." Dr. Welton will be sharing his thoughts on the limitations that we place on our lives. This show originally aired on 3/16/09.

Direct download: 2009-03-22-21-00-15.mp3
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Dr. Bill Dienst is a family and emergency physician in Omak, WA, who has frequently volunteered for humanitarian relief programs in the Middle East. In August of 2008 he was detained by Israel after delivering food and medicine to the Palestinian people in Gaza, breaking Israel's 40 year blockade. He discusses his experiences, his views on the Middle East, and how he has been changed by what he has witnessed. For More Information go to http://freegaza.org/ or Dr. Dienst's 27 photojournals on Palestine can be seen by going to http://electronicintifada.net/ and putting "dienst" into their search engine.

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In this celebration of the one year anniversary of Revolutionary Spirituality, host Sandy Williams ends up on the other side of the mic and is interviewed by a former guest, Sarah Conover. Sandy talks about her journey, spiritual and otherwise, and her reasons for wanting to do the show.
Direct download: 2009-01-14-19-31-28.mp3
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Kevan Gardner has been a practicing pagan for more than 15 years, and his practice has heavily influenced him as an activist and performer. He is part of a community of witches, radical faeries and adherents to Native American spiritual traditions that is based along the west coast from Northern California to British Columbia. In the broadest historical sense, the term pagan has been used to denote a practitioner of any religion or spiritual tradition outside of the Abrahamic religions- Islam, Judaism and Christianity. In modern times it has come to mean someone whose spiritual practices are guided by reverence for the earth and nature, and often includes polytheism, pantheism, shamanism and/or animism.
Contact Information - For more information contact the show
Direct download: 2009-01-14-11-34-51.mp3
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