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Interfaith Matters is an original podcast series from The Interfaith Center of New York that explores how interfaith engagement matters to making positive social change.

Interfaith Matters is an original podcast series from The Interfaith Center of New York that explores how interfaith engagement matters to making positive social change.
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New York City, NY

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Interfaith Matters is an original podcast series from The Interfaith Center of New York that explores how interfaith engagement matters to making positive social change.

Twitter:

@ICNY

Language:

English


Episodes

Kevin Tarrant: A Native American Songcatcher Discusses Standing Rock, Thanksgiving & Intertribal Drumming

11/9/2017
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Host Maggi Van Dorn (left) with Kevin Tarrant Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host Maggi Van Dorn talks with Kevin Tarrant, of the Hopi and Ho-Chunk Native American tribes. Kevin is the former executive director of American Indian Community House here in New York City, and the founder of Silvercloud Singers, an inter-tribal dance and drumming group. In Native American culture, K [...]

Duration: 00:34:24


Onleilove Alston on the Moral Imperative to Improve Life in “The Most Spiritual City in America”

9/19/2017
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Host Maggi Van Dorn (left) with Onleilove Alston Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host Maggi Van Dorn talks with Onleilove Alston, executive director of Faith in New York, an affiliate of the PICO National Network, committed to the work of justice and faith-rooted community organizing. Onleilove knows the vital importance of this work more i [...]

Duration: 00:34:01


Between Church and State: NYC Mayoral Appointee Jonathan Soto on the Bilateral Value of Faith and Civic Engagement

8/22/2017
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Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host Maggi Van Dorn talks with Jonathan Soto, executive director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s newly-formed Center for Faith and Community Partnerships. The center is designed to transform the way faith and other community organizations access city services. We discuss why collaboration between faith communities and local government is not [...]

Duration: 00:34:23


An Agnostic Filmmaker’s Film About Religion: Thomas Lennon (Best Documentary Oscar-winner) on his new PBS film “Sacred”

7/7/2017
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Pictured Above: Thomas Lennon in a Beijing Film Studio. Lennon’s earlier work in China earned him an Oscar and two Academy nominations. Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host

Duration: 00:37:14


“To Serve Means to Become a Friend” – Talking with Paola Piscitelli, President of the Sant’Egidio Community in the U.S.*

5/23/2017
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Paola Piscitelli (left) and host Maggi Van Dorn Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” Maggi talks with Paola Piscitelli, president of the Sant’Egidio Community in the United [...]

Duration: 00:28:31


The Waffle Church - Part 1 of “A Common Language that is Always Present” with Rev. Sarah McCaslin

4/24/2017
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“A Common Language that is Always Present” Rev. Sarah McCaslin on her Spiritual Calling to a Life of Ministry, Psychotherapy, and Waffles

Duration: 00:25:14


Psychotherapy and Spirituality - Part 2 of “A Common Language that is Always Present” with Rev. Sarah McCaslin

4/24/2017
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“A Common Language that is Always Present” Rev. Sarah McCaslin on her Spiritual Calling to a Life of Ministry, Psychotherapy, and Waffles

Duration: 00:13:52


“Sanctuary” - Dr. Diane Steinman on Responding to the Plight of Refugees and Undocumented Immigrants

2/23/2017
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From the first week of President Trump’s administration, refugee and immigration issues have become a pressing moral concern for many Americans, with New York City taking center stage as demonstrations spring up everywhere and Mayor de Blasio upholds our status as a “Sanctuary City.” Even before President Trump launched aggressive new policies targeting undocumented immigrants this week,

Duration: 00:27:21


“Gifts of Spirit and Caregiving” - Peter Gudaitis on Faith Leadership and Disaster Response

9/10/2016
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MaggiVan Dorn talks with Peter Gudaitis In the wake of the 9/11tragedy fifteen years ago, an organization called New York Disaster InterfaithServices (NYDIS) came together to coordinate disaster relief. Since thattime, NYDIS has grown and gone on to provide relief after Hurricane Sandy andother disasters. In this episode of our free podcast series “

Duration: 00:31:43


Part 1: “The Natural Tendency of the Soul” – Nitin Ajmera on Jainism, Nonviolence, and the Human Struggle for Virtue

8/20/2016
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Maggi Van Dorn talks with Nitin Ajmera In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,”

Duration: 00:20:58


“A Commitment to Radical Equality” - Sonny Singh on Revolutionary Sikhism, Advocacy & Bhangra Music

3/20/2016
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On Sikhism: “It’s about having direct devotion and access to the Divine, and if that’s our way of thinking, that is a commitment to radical equality. Prayer is an important access point to the divine, but prayer is also fighting against injustice, organizing, feeding people, clothing people…” On being a faith leader: “There’s no concept of ‘clergy’ in the Sikh faith. I define [a faith leader] as someone who is organizing and mobilizing people from a particular faith community for … at its...

Duration: 00:28:34


The Tradition of Ifá and Lukumi

10/10/2015
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This is a brief introduction to terms relating to Ifá faith practice that are referenced in our primary podcast episode “Beyond The Songs, There is Something Deeper.”

Duration: 00:02:35


“Setting Up a Tent and Inviting People In” - Cantor Mike Weis talks music, a return to Judaism, and an interfaith music festival

8/24/2015
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ICNY is pleased to lauch a new podcast series called “NYC Faith Leaders,” featuring interviews with diverse faith leaders throughout the city. In the first installment, Mike Weis talks about how he was called to his role as Cantor at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Manhattan, the role of music in expressing faith and in bringing people together, and his plans to establish an interfaith music festival. We also offer some supplemental audio ofMike singing “Avinu Malkeinu,” and discussing the...

Duration: 00:28:14