Rachel Fish, Schusterman Center, Part 2, May 29 – June 4

This is the third of my four-part series on Israel/Palestine.  I continue my conversation with Rachel Fish, Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies at Brandeis University.  She speaks about Zionism Unsettled, the BDS movement, and defends the ideal of Israel as a Jewish state.

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Thursday, May 29th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 31st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, June 1st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 1st at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 1st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 2nd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 4th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning June 5th.

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Jonathan Kuttab, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, May 22 – May 28

In the second of my four-part series on Israel/Palestine, I speak with Jonathan Kuttab of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center.   He is a human rights attorney and Palestinian Christian.  He spoke to me about the Palestinian experience under Israeli occupation, the BDS movement, and Zionism Unsettled.   This is his keynote address to Friends of Sabeel in April 2013.

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Thursday, May 22nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 24th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, May 25th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 25th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, May 25th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 26th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning May 29th.

Rachel Fish, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Part 1, May 15-21

Rachel Fish is Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.   She is an educator and consultant and teaches about Zionism and Israeli history.   In this first of four broadcasts on Israel/Palestine she discusses the work of the Schusterman Center, her Ph. D. thesis on the history of Bi-Nationalism, and the history of Zionism.

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Thursday, May 15th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 17th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, May 18th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 18th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, May 18th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 19th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning May 22nd.

Four Part Series on Israel-Palestine, May 15-June 11

PRESS RELEASE

John Shuck, host of the radio program Religion For Life, is broadcasting a four-part series on Israel/Palestine beginning May 15th.  Guests will include Dr. Rachel Fish of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, Dr. Jonathan Kuttab of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, and Rabbi Brant Rosen of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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This series is in response to the various resolutions that will go before the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that will meet June 14-21, 2014. Many of these resolutions call for the PCUSA to divest funds from certain corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.  The history and meaning of Zionism and the document, “Zionism Unsettled,” produced by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA) will be discussed as well as the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement.  This will be a balanced report offering equal time to opposing views.  The broadcast schedule is as follows:

May 15-21 Rachel Fish, Part 1
May 22-28 Jonathan Kuttab
May 29-June 4 Rachel Fish, Part 2
June 5-11 Brant Rosen

Religion For Life is recorded and produced by NPR affiliate, WETS/Johnson City, Tennessee and airs on four stations and worldwide via podcast. Religion For Life has aired weekly since January 2012 exploring the intersection of religion, social justice, and public life. Information and links to podcasts can be found at www.religionforlife.com

Religion For Life airs on the following stations:
WETS 89.5 FM/Johnson City, TN, Thur. 8 pm and Sun. 2 pm
WEHC 90.7 FM/Emory, VA, Sun. noon, Mon. 1 pm, Wed. 6:30 pm
WHAN 1430 AM-102.9FM/Ashland, VA, Sun. 12:30 pm
KZUM 89.3 FM/Lincoln, NE, Sat. 1 pm

John Shuck is minister of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, Tennessee. He is a commissioner to the 2014 General Assembly of the PC(USA). He has had 21 years of ministry experience and five years of professional broadcasting experience in Boise and Seattle.

Sister Paula Gonzales, The Solar Nun, May 8-14

Sister Paula Gonzales is known as the “Solar Nun” for transforming a huge chicken barn into a solar home.  She is 81 years old and a Sister of Charity in Cincinnati.  She also has a Ph. D. in Biology and has given over 1900 presentations on energy, ecology, and ecospirituality.  She visited the Tri-Cities in April as a guest of Carol Landis and the Green Interfaith Network (Facebook).  I caught up with this remarkable person on Religion For Life to discuss ecospirituality.

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Thursday, May 8th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 10th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, May 11th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 11th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, May 11th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 12th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning May 15th.

Ken Wilson, A Letter to My Congregation, May 1-7

Ken Wilson is Senior Pastor of the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He recently published A Letter to My Congregation:  An evangelical pastor’s path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender into the company of Jesus.     He speaks to me on Religion For Life about how he came to see things and people differently.   He speaks candidly about his struggle to be authentic, the cost of change, and why it is worth it.

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Thursday, May 1st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 3rd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, May 4th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 4th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, May 4th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 5th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning May 8th.