Calling for More Conscience on a Difficult Issue: Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Dialogues, Social Activism, Values, Ethics, Morals

 Amy Edelstein interviews Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum Equally at home with President Jaques Chirac and indigenous peoples from around the world, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Nobel Laureate and activist, stands out for her uncompromising ability to build bridges and bring the issues of the poor and often forgotten peoples of the world forward with strength, dignity, and fortitude. After the … Read More

A God-Shaped Hole at the Heart of Our Being

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Dialogues, Evolutionary Spirituality

An interview with theologian Dr. John Haught. Standing in front of the annual Metanexus conference on science and religion at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, Dr. John F. Haught cut a quiet and impressive figure. One of the more passionate proponents of an evolved and evolving spirituality, Haught is personally committed to dissecting what he feels are the gross … Read More

The Back of the Synagogue Is Not the Back of the Bus

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Diversity Podcast, Philosophers & Mystics

An interview with Esther Kosovsky, educator, and Tamar Frankiel, President of Academy of Jewish Religion. “She converted to Orthodox Judaism after being a feminist!?” my colleagues exclaimed to me. “We have to speak with her!” We were discussing the work of Tamar Frankiel, author and educator, whose book The Voice of Sarah portrays the purpose and meaning in the traditional roles for women in … Read More

Transforming the Seeds of Corruption

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Dialogues, Featured Posts, Traditional Spirituality, Values, Ethics, Morals

Brother Wayne Teasdale

An interview with Brother Wayne Teasdale   “We have a universal responsibility to speak out when we see injustice, oppression, and the abuse of human rights, the rights of the earth, and other species,” writes an impassioned Brother Wayne Teasdale in his book The Mystic Heart. “Personally, I find the silence [on the crisis in Tibet] disturbing and morally indefensible; it … Read More