Jay Wexler, When God Isn’t Green, March 31 – April 6

What do palm fronds, statues of Ganesh, and eagle feathers all have in common?   They are religious objects that pose a challenge for the environment.  Jay Wexler is a professor at the Boston University School of Law.   He specializes in environmental law and church/state issues.   His latest book is When God Isn’t Green:  A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide.   With humor and a hope for raising consciousness and finding balance, he makes the case for continuing the conversation between the needs of religious and environmental communities.

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Thursday, March 31st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, April 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 4th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday April 3rd.

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Bart Ehrman, Jesus Before the Gospels, March 24-30

Were the authors of the gospels who told fanciful stories about Jesus making stuff up, or did they have faulty memories, or both?   Bart Ehrman, The James A Gray Professor of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina tackles the issue of Jesus and memory.  He is one the most renowned and controversial religious scholars in the world.  He studies the historical Jesus and early Christian writings but is not a Christian.  He has written over twenty books and has appeared on this program twice previously.  His latest book is Jesus Before the Gospels:  How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of The Savior.    Find his blog in which all proceeds go to help the hungry and homeless.

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Thursday, March 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, March 27h at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, March 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 28th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday March 27th.

John Caputo, The Folly of God, March 17-23

John Caputo is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. He is a “radical” theologian.   From his website:  “Caputo treats “sacred” texts as a poetics of the human condition, or as a ‘theo-poetics,’ a poetics of the event harbored in the name of God.”   In this conversation we discuss his book for the popular reader, The Folly of God:  A Theology of the Unconditional.    How to speak of God when God doesn’t exist.   Don’t miss his exciting spiritual autobiography, Hoping Against Hope:  Confessions of a Post-Modern Pilgrim.

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Thursday, March 17th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, March 120h at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, March 20th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 20th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 21st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday March 20th.

Ned Rosch, Jewish Voice For Peace, March 10-16

Ned Rosch is a co-founder of the Portland chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.   He says that advocating for justice for the Palestinians has made him more Jewish than ever.  He talks to me, personally, about his own awakening, liberating and painful, and the rift in the Jewish community as they struggle over the meaning of Israel, and the deep challenge facing Israel of what it will be, a true democracy or an apartheid state.

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Thursday, March 10th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, March 13th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, March 13th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 13th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 14th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday March 13th.

Manar Allatar, Masjed As-Saber, March 3-9

This week’s show will be on 90.7 KBOO/Portland, Friday, March 4th at eleven a.m. The program is undergoing a name change. Soon Religion For Life will become Progressive Spirit. It will have the same focus on education, spirituality, and social justice, but with a new name!

This week, I continue my series, Islam 101: Meet Your Muslim Neighbor. Manar Allatar is a Ph. D. student at Portland State University in the School of the Environment. She volunteers with youth at her mosque, Masjed As-Saber, and speaks with me about Islam and the empowerment of women, Islam and youth, and addressing Islamophobia.

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Thursday, March 3rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
**New!** Friday, March 4th at 11 am on KBOO, 90.7.
Sunday, March 6th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, March 6th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 6th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 7th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday March 6th.