'Service is also action': An imam, a pastor, a rabbi and a philosopher talk faith and radical change
Three faith leaders and a philosopher talk with KUOW's Ross Reynolds about service and responsibility as we face Covid-19, systemic racism, and economic catastrophe.
Are you exhausted and dismayed? Have your children abandoned their remote learning worksheets and started asking hard questions about what it means to protect and serve? Perhaps it's time to take a break from Instagram and look at the bigger picture.
KUOW's Ross Reynolds held a discussion with four thought leaders from different spiritual perspectives. Along with input from radio listeners, they explore how our values can help maneuver us through crisis.
Included in the discussion:
David E. Smith is a teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies, currently at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington. He is also a presenter for Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau. His presentation is titled Civil Conversation in an Angry Age.
And the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos:
Rabbi Ted Falcon is a Reform Rabbi with a doctorate in professional psychology.
Imam Jamal Rahman is co-founder of Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University.
Pastor Dave Brown is retired from Immanuel Presbyterian Church where he served from 2005 to 2018. He is the creator of Blues Vespers, a blues concert featuring poetry and reflection.
This show was produced by John O’Brien and hosted by Ross Reynolds. This web story was produced by Kristin Leong.