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.

 

Professor Brian Wilson (Part II)

Nov 19, 2018

Brian Wilson, professor of American religious History in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University, returns to continue our conversation about his latest book, ‘John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age.’ 

Brian Wilson’s previous book was, ‘Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living.’

Professor Brian Wilson

Nov 12, 2018

Our guest is Brian Wilson, professor of American religious History in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University.  He has joined us to talk about his latest book, ‘John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age.’ 

Brian Wilson’s previous book was, ‘Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living.’

Mirabai Bush (Part II)

Nov 5, 2018

We continue our conversation with Mirabai Bush, co-author with Ram Dass of ‘Walking Each Other Home:  Conversations on Loving and Dying.’

Mirabai Bush is the founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.  There’s more information about her life and work at mirabaibush.com

Walking Each Other Home

Oct 29, 2018

We speak with Mirabai Bush, co-author with Ram Dass of ‘Walking Each Other Home:  Conversations on Loving and Dying.’

Mirabai Bush is the founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.  There’s more information about her life and work at mirabaibush.com

Mark Silk (Part II)

Oct 22, 2018
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We continue the conversation about religion and the mid-term elections with Professor Mark Silk. Dr. Silk is the Director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Mark Silk

Oct 15, 2018
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We talk about religion and the mid-term elections with Professor Mark Silk. Dr. Silk is the Director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Shuji Valdene Mintzmyer (Part II)

Oct 8, 2018

Rev. Shuji Valdene Mintzmyer joins us again to continue our conversation.  Shuji is here to talk about Buddhist culture in the United States. 

Shuji is a Buddhist Monk and head teacher at Just Sit, Soto Zen in Grand Rapids.

Shuji Valdene Mintzmyer

Oct 1, 2018

Our guest is Rev. Shuji Valdene Mintzmyer.  Shuji joins us to talk about Buddhist culture in the United States.  

Shuji is a Buddhist Monk and head teacher at Just Sit, Soto Zen in Grand Rapids.

Rabbi Mordecai Finley (Part II)

Sep 24, 2018
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Rabbi Mordecai Finley returns to the program to continue the coversation about his article in Jewish Journal titled, "Forging Happiness."

Rabbi Mordecai Finley

Sep 17, 2018
Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Ph. D.
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Rabbi Mordecai Finley joins us today to talk about his article in Jewish Journal titled, "Forging Happiness."

Rachel Laser (Part II)

Sep 10, 2018
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Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

We continue with Rachel Laser, President and CEO of American’s United for the Separation of Church and State. Rachel is a lawyer, advocate and strategist who has dedicated the last two decades of her life to fighting to make the country inclusive for all Americans. She has a proven track record of uniting both faith and secular leaders and advocacy organizations to make tangible progress on some of the most important issues of our time.

Rachel Laser

Sep 3, 2018
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Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Rachel Laser, President and CEO of American’s United for the Separation of Church and State, is our guest today. Rachel is a lawyer, advocate and strategist who has dedicated the last two decades of her life to fighting to make the country inclusive for all Americans. She has a proven track record of uniting both faith and secular leaders and advocacy organizations to make tangible progress on some of the most important issues of our time.

Gene Zubovich (Part II)

Jul 16, 2018

Gene Zubovich  joins us for part two of our discussion on Religious Liberty and his recent article, “What’s behind America’s promotion of religious liberty abroad.”

Gene Zubovich

Jul 9, 2018

Gene Zubovich  joins us to discuss Religious Liberty and his recent article, “What’s behind America’s promotion of religious liberty abroad.”

Father Patrick Collins (Part II)

Jul 2, 2018

Father Patrick Collins returns to continue our converseation on the Roman Catholic Church.

Patrick Collins works for Cross International  and visits churches all around the country to encourage support for Catholic projects. Fr. Collins lives in Douglas, Michigan.

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