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

Rev. Harriet Walden describes herself as a Spiritual Healer, a Justice worker and an Urban Mystic. She is founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, which has been around for twenty-one years, and The Family Empowerment Institution, which is working to restore Black Families. She joined me by phone from Seattle, WA and we discussed her views on social justice and the role of the Black Church. This program originally aired on 11/14/11. Contact information: 206-329-2033, revharrietwalden@gmail.comhttp://thesilentwar.org, find Mothers for Police Accountability on Facebook.

Direct download: Harriet_Walden_11_14_11.mp3
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Protest Chaplains is an organization of clergy, based in Boston, that are committed to social justice and are supporting and participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Spokane Protest Chaplains are the local "chapter" of the national Protest Chaplain movement. They are an interfaith group of local clergy and other relgious leaders that are in solidarity with Occupy Spokane. The fifteen Spokane Protest Chaplains recently marched through downtown Spokane, stopping at banks and Riverpark Square to pray, cleanse and bring attention to what they say are the "financial injustices plaguing America".

My guests were Rev. Jim Castrolang, pastor of the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ in Colville and the social media blogger for Religion News Spokane, and Rev. Deb Conklin, pastor of Libery Park United Methodist Church and St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and part of a new cooperative ministry called Oak Tree that is focused in the West Central neighborhood of Spokane.

We talked about Occupy Wall Street and the role of the Spokane Protest Chaplains in the Occupy Spokane movement, discussed their views on the role of social justice within organized religion, and the relative absence of visible religious leaders in social justice movements in the past couple of decades. This program originally aired on 11/7/11. Contact information: SpokaneProtestChaplains@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spokane-Protest-Chaplains/273472582693583

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