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Uncommon Ground, A Two-Segment Program

Our program Uncommon Ground, which re-tells an amazing chapter of recent American history when people on opposite sides of the abortion debate actually became friends

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The Spiritual Care Podcast

A new series free from Humankind

We’re excited to let you know about our new podcast! You’ll hear stories of spiritual caregivers (chaplains, medical professionals, social workers and others) who strive to be a peaceful, healing presence on the front lines of many social and personal concerns.

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When Engaged Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn and Prophetic Christians Agreed on Peace and Justice

  The recent death of “Engaged” Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn has prompted new looks at his remarkable relationship with “prophetic” (proto-progressive?) Christians Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan and others that helped shape MLK’s dramatic …

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The Infamous Dred Scott Case

Also: Finding 'Uncommon Ground'

In Justice Denied, our newly released podcast episode, Humankind takes a deep dive into what many regard as the most shameful U.S. Supreme Court ruling ever.

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Choice Sanctuary

A group of religious extremists – namely, the majority of members of the Supreme Court – are going to nullify a 50-year old legal precedent in order to reach their long-time goal of taking away a fundamental and sacred human right: the right of a woman to choose to terminate pregnancy. 

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Zen and the Art of Coaching Basketball

A Review

This is an important book because it provides clear evidence that spiritual practices work. Imagine if the members of Congress meditated before the start of each session.

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Holy Saturday: A Reflection for Unbelievers and the Hopeless, or Any Hurt by Life

Today is Holy Saturday, that period of mourning, disillusionment, anger, fear, and other heart-wrenching emotions that occurs between our recognizing the realities of injustices and tragedies of the past and present, and our harboring the hopes for life and resurrection that hang on tenuously, if at all, for a better future.

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How do you deal with the suffering we experience as humans?

Q&A With Rev. Deshna Shine

Everything is complex and sometimes things that seem “bad” or hard, challenging, frightening, un-grounding, unknown, or tragic in the moment lead to amazing things later that we can not predict. Sometimes, the suffering in the moment leads to evolution down the line that may not even be noticed or seen.

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I Need You to Survive – Belonging in a Radically Divided World

Auburn gathered individual groups of Black, Latinx, and White leaders of faith and moral courage to discuss what it means to belong to each other in a profoundly divided world.

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Now’s a Good Time to Exercise Your Compassion Muscles

Now, I know Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them. And following Jesus is something I take super-seriously. But I’m angry and worried, and pretty much everyone in the United States is. It isn’t easy to follow those particular instructions.

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White Christian Nationalism and the Dark Side of Dopamine

If people can be helped to understand that the god they profess is not the God of Jesus, that no man is the messiah, and that God blesses all people, not just America, then perhaps WCN can be overcome. The church has a job to do, and that quite simply is to speak truth to perversion.

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Tragic Investment: How Race Sabotages Communities and Jeopardizes America’s Future and What We Can Do about It

America’s investment in race and racial oppression was central to its early years as a nation – a theme that dates back to Europe’s earliest colonial efforts in the Western Hemisphere.

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Between Exhaustion and The Deep

A sermon on simple faith in shitty times

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor (bathos) the deep, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People

Through a combination of in-depth Bible study and social analysis, Filled to Be Emptied invites readers to explore the hymn verse by verse and see Jesus’ self-emptying example as a model for privileged people to see their advantages not “as something to be exploited” but as something to be laid aside to seek the good of others.

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Fight Like Jesus

How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week

Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. What if we’ve embraced the wrong one? At the start of Holy Week, tears streamed down Jesus’ face as he cried out, “If only you knew the things …

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Antisemitism in ourselves and society

Antisemitism should be tied to other hate crimes, like racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, to name a few, but understood as having a distinct history and motivations. Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the history.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – January 31, 2022

Pour yourself a drink and join us for good times as we talk about pop culture, theology, and politics from progressive Christian perspective. 

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Why Politics is a Must for Christians

Voting rights has been the central focus of the Democratic Party for the last month. Evangelical groups like the Family Research Council and the Faith and Freedom Coalition provide cover for Republican voter suppression efforts by arguing there is no biblical basis for supporting voter rights.

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