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audra trower williams
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posted 16 October 2005 04:16 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
An exploration of Spiritual Activism in a time of global crisis: merging the depth of spirit with the power of action. Join award winning media artist Velcrow Ripper and a cast of visionaries on a journey to the frontlines of compassion in action.
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audra trower williams
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posted 18 October 2005 12:37 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Fiercelight.
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velcrow
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posted 01 November 2005 01:07 PM      Profile for velcrow   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hi all ...
just wanted to say I'm thrilled to be a part of the Rabble Podcast Network. It's an exciting initiative, and it's amazing to be in on the ground floor of a whole new media form. I'd love to hear your questions and comments about FierceLight.
cheers
Velcrow Ripper

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Michelle
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posted 03 November 2005 03:39 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hi Velcrow, I'm glad you are here.

I really enjoyed the most current episode, which I listened to a few days ago on the way home from work. I'm not so much into the whole "spiritual activism" thing myself, having recently moved away from religion and embracing a much more secular world view. But I can really respect those whose religious convictions steer them towards social justice.

I really liked it when he talked about some of the religious imagery activists have used in the past to get their point across about social justice, e.g. "Let my people go" during the civil rights movement.


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velcrow
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posted 04 November 2005 12:57 PM      Profile for velcrow   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
hi Michelle:
I'm actually with you on that - I haven't been 'religious' for 25 years. But to me, the word 'spiritual' has nothing to do with religion. That's why I talk about the 'secular sacred'. At the same time, I do respect the incredible work that religious based social activists have done over time - witness, as Van Jones mentions, the civil rights movement. It's a big discussion, and an ongoing one, which I will continue to explore in the coming episodes. For me, a spiritual activist is somebody who grounds their actions with an understanding of what they are for, as well as what they are against. Somebody who works to promote hope, rather than fear. And somebody who sees other human beings, and life on the planet as sacred.

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