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Religion For Life is an exciting program that engages listeners in a subject few media hosts are able to discuss--religion. Religion is too important a topic to be left alone and too controversial to be left to the zealots. People do want to hear intelligent programs about religion as it relates to politics, sexuality, science and more. Religion For Life is a half hour program that explores the intersection of religion, social justice, and public life from an educational point of view.

Religion For Life is an exciting program that engages listeners in a subject few media hosts are able to discuss--religion. Religion is too important a topic to be left alone and too controversial to be left to the zealots. People do want to hear intelligent programs about religion as it relates to politics, sexuality, science and more. Religion For Life is a half hour program that explores the intersection of religion, social justice, and public life from an educational point of view.
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Portland, OR

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Religion For Life is an exciting program that engages listeners in a subject few media hosts are able to discuss--religion. Religion is too important a topic to be left alone and too controversial to be left to the zealots. People do want to hear intelligent programs about religion as it relates to politics, sexuality, science and more. Religion For Life is a half hour program that explores the intersection of religion, social justice, and public life from an educational point of view.

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Episodes

Discussing the Largest Event on Planet Earth

11/12/2018
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John Shuck speaks with Hanan Al-Zubaidy and Catherine Shakdam about his recent trip to Iraq for Arbaeen Having just returned from Iraq for Arbaeen in which over 15 million people from all over the world converged on the Holy City of Karbala, John Shuck discusses his experience and the significance of the world’s largest event with Iraqi refugee and Portland resident, Hanan Al-Zubaidy, and geo-political analyst from the U.K., Catherine Shakdam. Hanan Al-Zubaidy was instrumental in...

Duration:00:55:59

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World: A Conversation with John Andrew Morrow (ENCORE)

11/5/2018
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Why do the powers that be try to convince us that there is a “clash of cultures” or a conflict between Islam and the West or between Islam and Christianity? To answer that, Dr. John Andrew Morrow discusses his book, The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World. We learn that Christianity and Islam co-existed peacefully with full protections for Christians for 1400 years. These covenants “uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian...

Duration:00:53:01

U.S. - Saudi War Crimes Against Yemen (ENCORE)

10/29/2018
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On February 3rd, 2018, Roots of Conflict and KBOO/Portland, co-sponsored a presentation at Portland State University called US-Saudi Coalition: Bringing Peace or War? In this episode you will hear from Yemeni activist, Aisha Jumaan and Mohammad al-Nimr, son of executed Sheik Nimr. They speak boldly and clearly about the Saudi war crimes against Yemen that are assisted by the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Aisha Jumaan is a public-health specialist working as a consultant on...

Duration:00:53:01

Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh Century Martyr (2 of 2) (ENCORE)

10/22/2018
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On April 28th 2018, The Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle sponsored an interfaith educational event called Husayn Day. The event was a reflection upon Husayn, the martyred grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Rather than bow to his oppressors, he, along with 72 family members were killed in Karbala, Iraq in 680 CE. He is considered a martyr for justice, truth, love, and resistance. He is a leading figure in Shia Islam and his death is mourned each year by between 15 and 20 million pilgrims...

Duration:00:53:00

Arbaeen, The Walk: A Conversation with Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli

10/16/2018
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Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli discusses Arbaeen: The Walk, the first book in English about the annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Husayn 15 - 20 million people participate in the annual pilgrimage to Karbala, Iraq to visit the shrine of 7th century martyr, Imam Husayn. Yet few in the West know about it. Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli has written the first book about Arbaeen in English. It is called Arbaeen: The Walk. It is a guide for participants and a helpful reference for English speakers to...

Duration:00:53:00

Resisting the Beast: Conversations with Elli Elliott and Muhsen Al-Dhalimy

10/12/2018
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Imam Muhsen Al-Dhalimy of the Islamic Center of Portland Explains the Significance of the 7th Century Martyr, Husayn, and the Popularity of Arbaeen Biblical scholar, Dr. Susan "Elli" Elliott, discusses her book, Family Empires, Roman and Christian, Volume 1. Imam Muhsen Al-Dhalimy is the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Portlandon the corner of Denney and Hall in Beaverton. The Islamic Center of Portland is the only Shia Mosque in the Portland Metro. Imam Al-Dhalimy was born...

Duration:00:55:59

Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh Century Martyr (1 of 2) (ENCORE)

10/8/2018
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Scholars and religious leaders explore the impact of Husayn and the devotion of the 15-20 million pilgrims who visit his shrine each year. Part 1 of 2. This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired in May 2018. I will be attending the pilgrimage to Arbaeen from Najaf to Karbala, Iraq, at the end of October, with a Maulana Mohammad Baig, courtesy of the Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle. On April 282018, The Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle and Global Initiatives...

Duration:00:53:01

Climate Change or How to Defeat Medusa: A Conversation with Kathleen Dean Moore

10/2/2018
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Moral Philosopher and Environmental-Thought Leader, Kathleen Dean Moore, tells the hard, urgent truth about the state of Earth and calls out for moral courage. Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore spoke at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon, September 30th, 2018. Hear her address, Bearing Witness (starts at 4:30). In this interview, she talked with John Shuck about her 2016 book, Great Tide Rising: Calling on Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change. She discusses...

Duration:00:52:59

9/11 Unmasked, Part 4: Fran Shure and the Problem of the Media

9/25/2018
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“The role of the media is the primary reason why good people become silent — or worse — about 9/11.” -- Frances Shure This is the fourth of my four-part series on the 9/11 Consensus Panel, whose work was released in book form on September 11, 2018. [Note: Amazon, as of September 25th, now reports the book as "Temporarily out of stock" even as the publisher says Amazon has many copies. Amazon has made purchasing this book difficult to say the least. See Edward Curtin and Ken Hanly]. The...

Duration:00:52:59

9/11 Unmasked, Part 3: David Chandler and the Day of Magical Physics

9/18/2018
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In Part 3 of my four-part series on the work of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, I speak with David Chandler about the physics behind the collapse of the three World Trade Center Towers on September 11th, 2001. Why do the buildings look like they came down in controlled demolition by carefully placed explosives? "Because," says David, "That is what happened." He says, "I tell people, you can see what happened with your own eyes, by doing the physics, I am just proving that you're not crazy." The...

Duration:00:01:15

9/11 Truth Education is Good for Your Mental Health

9/14/2018
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Local 9/11 Activist, David Fura, discusses the work of the Oregon 9/11 Truth Action Project David Fura likes street fairs. It gives him an opportunity to talk with people about what happened on September 11th, 2001 and why what happened matters 17 years later. David is the founder of the Oregon 9/11 Truth Action Project, part of the larger 9/11 Truth Action Project or 9/11 TAP. Here is 9/11 TAP’s mission and goal: 9/11 TAP’s mission is to build and mobilize a global grassroots movement to...

Duration:00:37:59

9/11 Unmasked, Part 2: A Conversation with Dwain Deets about Able Danger

9/11/2018
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Former NASA engineer explains evidence that an intelligence operation, Able Danger, knew Mohammad Atta was in the US yet was forbidden to share this information with the FBI This is the second of a four-part series on 9/11, specifically, the work of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, an international 23 person panel of 9/11 researchers. The panel was spearheaded by Dr. David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth. They have published a book on their work entitled, 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review...

Duration:00:53:01

9/11 Unmasked: A Conversation with Elizabeth Woodworth and Graeme MacQueen

9/3/2018
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This is the first of a four-part series on the new book released by the 9/11 Consensus Panel, 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation. "9/11 Unmasked is the result of a six-year investigation by an international review panel, which has provided 51 points illustrating the problematic status of all the major claims in the official account of the 9/11 attacks, some of which are obviously false. Most dramatically, the official account of the destruction of the Twin Towers and...

Duration:00:52:59

America: The Farewell Tour -- A Conversation with Chris Hedges

8/28/2018
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In his latest book, America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges shows how the effects of America's decline and decay affects its citizenry. As America sinks further into poverty and despotism, and as corporations and the military-industrial-media complex pirate the remaining assets of a nation that has lost its industry save weapons manufacturing, human beings suffer from gambling addiction, hatred, and violence in the streets. Hedges announces a spiritual call to resist. Chris Hedges is a...

Duration:00:26:59

America: The Farewell Tour — A Conversation with Chris Hedges

8/27/2018
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In his latest book, America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges shows how the effects of America’s decline and decay affects its citizenry. As America sinks further into poverty and despotism, and as corporations and the military-industrial-media complex pirate the remaining assets of a nation that has lost its industry save weapons manufacturing, human beings suffer from gambling addiction, hatred, and violence in the streets. Hedges announces a spiritual call to resist. Chris Hedges is a...

Duration:00:53:00

Kindness, Compassion, and Healthy Leadership: A Conversation with Ling Rinpoche

8/24/2018
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His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche is on a teaching visit through the West Coast, August 15th through September 19th (See Schedule). He will be in Portland, September 7th through the 10th at the following venues: Gala for TibetPublic Talk: Kindness & CompassionSpirituality and Humanity: An Interfaith Conversation on Creating Harmonious Community and Healthy Leadership He was born in India on November 18, 1985. He was taken to the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala,...

Duration:00:14:04

On the Brink of Everything: A Conversation with Parker Palmer About Growing Old

8/21/2018
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Parker J. Palmer, Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy. He is collaborating with singer/songwriter, Carrie Newcomer, in a project called The Growing...

Duration:00:53:00

Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey: A Conversation with Matthew Fox

8/13/2018
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Matthew Fox. Silenced by the Vatican for his views, left the Catholic priesthood in the early 1980s. Matthew Fox is a theologian and activist who has written over 30 books. He has introduced millions of people to Creation Spirituality. In 2016 he published A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey. According to Fox, Merton was assassinated by the CIA. We will talk more about that as well as have a candid conversation about ecology, human rights, capitalism, and...

Duration:00:53:03

Dr. Cynthia McKinney and The Deep State

8/10/2018
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Former U.S. Congresswoman (1992-2002, 2004-2006) from Georgia and 2008 Presidential candidate for the Green Party, Dr. Cynthia McKinney, speaks with John Shuck on the Beloved Community. Topics include her entry into politics, racism, the various factions of the Deep State, 9/11, COINTELPRO, media propaganda, Hollywood, the Israel lobby, and the wars. It is an educational hour about what it takes to awaken and “unrig” ourselves from the rigged system of partisan politics and to become...

Duration:00:58:01

The New Morality: A Conversation with Eden Collinsworth (ENCORE)

8/6/2018
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What is moral? How has morality changed and how does that effect how we make decisions and evaluate the decisions of others in politics, business, and sex? In Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business. Eden Collinsworth embarks on a personal journey to discover morality in a new globalized culture. Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was formerly of Arbor House Publishing Company founder of the LA based monthly magazine Buzzbefore...

Duration:00:53:02