Anthony Flaccavento, S.C.A.L.E., Encore Presentation, August 2-6

This week is an encore presentation of Religion For Life.  Anthony Flaccavento of S.C.A.L.E. is my guest.   S.C.A.L.E. is an acronym for Sequestering Carbon and Accelerating Local Economies.   We will be discussing strategies and the importance of building local, sustainable economies.

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Thursday, August 2nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 5th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 5th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 6th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, July 26-30

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries between three and five thousand African-Americans were lynched in the South. They were lynched by white Christians. My guest, Dr. James Cone, the Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, in his latest book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree makes the connection between the lynching of African-Americans and the execution of Jesus.  Listen to this important conversation about race and religion in America on Religion For Life.  Dr. Cone is the author of 12 books including Black Theology and Black Power and A Black Theology of Liberation.

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Thursday, July 26th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, July 29th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 29th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 30th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning July 31st

Jay Mehta and The Regional Indian-American Community Center, July 19-23

Dr. Jay Mehta is a board member of the Regional Indian-American Community Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. Dr. Mehta spoke to me about the work of the center and about the tradition of Hinduism. In this engaging conversation on Religion For Life we discuss this intriguing spiritual path and how its vision of peace and tolerance can transform our society for the better.

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Thursday, July 19th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, July 22nd, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 22nd, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 23rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning July 24th

Connie Green and Sandra Oldendorf, Religious Diversity and Children’s Literature, July 12-16

How should religion be taught in public schools and what resources are available for teachers? Two professors at Appalachian State University have taken on those questions. They researched various religious groups in the United States and decided to present these various traditions through the use of children’s literature. Dr. Connie Green and Dr. Sandra Oldendorf are professors of education at Appalachian State University. They have co-authored Religious Diversity and Children’s Literature: Strategies and Resources. They speak about the book and the challenge of teaching religion in public school on Religion For Life.

(Connie Green, left and Sandra Oldendorf co-authors of Religious Diversity and Children’s Literature)

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Thursday, July 12th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, July 15th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 15th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 16th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning July 17th.

Joseph Fitsanakis and Home-Grown Terrorism, July 5-9

This week on Religion For Life I speak with Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis about the connection between the American far right and Christian ideology. We discuss the Aryan Nations, National Alliance, the Creativity Movement, the Klan, and various skinhead and neoconfederate groups. We also discuss Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing in light of homegrown ideological terrorism. Dr. Fitsanakis coordinates the Security and Intelligence Studies program at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, where he teaches classes on intelligence and international terrorism, among other subjects.

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Thursday, July 5th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, July 8th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 8th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 9th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning July 10th.