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Leid Stories—Trump Talks Peace, But Fans the Flames of War—05.23.17

President Trump wraps up his “Peace in the Middle East” tour today, heading next to the Vatican and Rome. Surely his theme and demeanor will change by the time he gets there. Pope Francis had said of him, without naming him directly: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 05.02.17

 CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MIND The need for a new theological or spiritual ethical agenda in the age of Trump Professor Harvey Cox is one of America’s most preeminent theologians and the Hollis Research Professor emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, the oldest professorship at Harvard going back to 1721. Prof. Coxhas been called one of the most important liberal theologians during the last half century …

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Pope Francis calls out journalists: Does the media needlessly foster fear?

The Vatican’s Pope Francis has strived to be a voice of peace and unity on a continent struggling to deal with a refugee crisis. On Thursday he spoke out once again, this time against mass media, which he says has the power to shape the public’s response to that challenge. During an address to Italy’s national journalism guild, Pope Francis …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 09.20.16

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS The theological deification of capitalist market,  the secular quest for prosperity and why we should be deeply concerned. . Professor Harvey Cox is one of America’s most preeminent theologians and the Hollis Research Professor emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, the oldest professorship at Harvard going back to 1721. Prof. Cox has been called one of the …

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Juan Cole – No, Muslims Are Not More Violent Than People of Other Religions. Here Are the Facts to Prove It.

Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States. As for political violence, people of Christian heritage in the twentieth century polished off tens of millions of people in the two world wars …

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Energy Stew – We know life is improving in many ways yet we see so many destructive tendencies in our society – 09.11.15

My guest this week is Steve McIntosh, an important evolutionary writer whose new book, “The Presence of the Infinite”, offers new insights to bring more people on board in the quest for Beauty, Truth and Goodness.

He believes we’re all following spiritual paths, even those who don’t believe in spirit. Also science understands there are deeper realities we need to respect. He feels that these on profound levels we can more readily embrace an evolutionary drive in the pursuit of Beauty, Truth and Goodness.