Common Threads

Common Threads, hosted by Fred Stella, is a co-production of WGVU Radio and The Interfaith Dialogue Association.  Common Threads airs Sundays at 7:00am and 6:30pm on WGVU 88.5 Grand Rapids, 95.3 Muskegon.

 

Perspectives on Reincarnation

May 28, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Long
Elizabethtown College

We discuss reincarnation with Dr. Jeffery D. Long, editor of the journal Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific.  

Jeffery Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College. He has authored three books, ‘A Vision for Hinduism: Beyond Hindu Nationalism,’ ‘Jainism: An Introduction,’ and ‘The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism’

Fr. Michael Nasser (Part II)

May 20, 2019

Fr. Michael Nasser returns to Common Threads to continue our coversation.  Father Nasser is the pastor of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids and an author for the Ethics and Religion Talk in the Grand Rapids Press.

Fr. Michael Nasser

May 13, 2019

Fr. Michael Nasser joins us.  Father Nasser is the pastor of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids and an author for the Ethics and Religion Talk in the Grand Rapids Press.

Kelly James Clark (Part II)

May 6, 2019

Kelly James Clark, senior research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, returns to continue our conversation on Common Threads.  Dr. Clark has recently co-authored a book called, ‘Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace.’

Kelly James Clark

Apr 29, 2019

Our guest is Kelly James Clark, senior research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute.  Dr. Clark is here to talk about the book he co-authored called, ‘Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace.’

Keele Burgin (Part II)

Apr 22, 2019

Keele Burgin returns to continue our conversation about her book, ‘Wholly Unraveled.’

Selections from Keele’s Bio at keeleburgin.com:

Keele has been active in International non-profits for over twenty-five years.  She has had a leadership role on the Board of Directors for two women focused International non-profits, Friendship Bridge and Starfish Impact.

Wholly Unraveled

Apr 15, 2019

Keele Burgin joins us to talk about her book, ‘Wholly Unraveled.’

Selections from Keele’s Bio at keeleburgin.com:

Keele has been active in International non-profits for over twenty-five years.  She has had a leadership role on the Board of Directors for two women focused International non-profits, Friendship Bridge and Starfish Impact.

Stuart H. Brody (Part II)

Apr 7, 2019

Stuart H. Brody returns to Common Threads to continue the conversation about his book, ‘The Law of Small Things.’

Stuart Brody is the Founder of Integrity Intensive. Integrity Intensive offers keynotes, speeches, workshops, books, and consulting to teach the modern practice of integrity.

Stuart H. Brody

Apr 1, 2019

Stuart H. Brody joins us to talk about his book ‘The Law of Small Things.’

Stuart Brody is the Founder of Integrity Intensive. Integrity Intensive offers keynotes, speeches, workshops, books, and consulting to teach the modern practice of integrity.

Stuart Brody has served prominently in law, politics and academia.  He has appeared before the Supreme Court, written numerous articles on dispute settlement and employee relations, advised Presidential candidates, served as counsel to state government on ethics and lectures nationally on matters of ethics and integrity.

Fazeel Kahn (Part II)

Mar 25, 2019

Our guest Fazeel Kahn. Fazeel joins us to talk about Ahmadiyya Islam. He is secretary of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Islamic Society.

Fazeel Kahn

Mar 18, 2019

Our guest Fazeel Kahn. Fazeel joins us to talk about Ahmadiyya Islam. He is secretary of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Islamic Society.

Colin Bossen (Part II)

Jan 28, 2019
Colin Bossen photo
uuworld.org

Unitarian Universalist Minister Colin Bossen returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation.  about his article, The Universalist Klansman

Colin Bossen

Jan 20, 2019
Colin Bossen photo
uuworld.org

We’re joined by Unitarian Universalist Minister Colin Bossen.  Rev. Bossen is here to discuss his article, The Universalist Klansman

Mary Eileen Collingwood (Part II)

Dec 17, 2018

Mary Eileen Collingwood, Ordained Roman Catholic Priest, returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation.

Mary Eileen serves as Bishop for the association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  She was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 2014 in Brecksville, OH, and ordained a bishop in apostolic succession in 2015. She has served over forty years in church ministry.

Mary Eileen Collingwood

Dec 10, 2018

Our guest is Ordained Roman Catholic Priest Mary Eileen Collingwood.

Mary Eileen serves as Bishop for the association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  She was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 2014 in Brecksville, OH, and ordained a bishop in apostolic succession in 2015. She has served over forty years in church ministry.   

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