Our Sacred Earth
Spirituality and activism come together each week on Our Sacred Earth. This series includes interviews with leaders and activists on the front lines of cultural evolution. Hosted by Jennifer Berit and Skylar Wilson and featuring special guests such as theologian Matthew Fox, Our Sacred Earth provides tools and guidance for improving the state of life on this planet.
Episode 1: A Vision of Love and Action
With Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox
How can we, as mystics, warriors, lovers, activists and change-makers align our efforts and strengthen all the social and spiritual movements that are now seeking to create a more just, equal and sustainable world? How can we bring more order to the chaos of our times? Skylar and Jennifer speak with Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox about the new book and movement Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action
Episode 2: Practical Ritual
With Yeye Luisah Teish
Yeye Luisah Teish is one of the most well known Yoruba priestesses worldwide, who is celebrated internationally in Goddess circles as a writer and ritual-maker. She is also a skilled teacher, dancer, and storyteller. This week, Skylar and Jennifer will speak with Yeye about creating practical rituals and cultivating an everyday relationship with the sacred.
Episode 3: Spirituality in the Age of Apocalypse
With Theodore Richards
Theodore Richards is a philosopher, poet and novelist and founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project. His work is dedicated to re-imagining education and creating new narratives about our place in the world. This week Jennifer and Skylar will speak with Theodore about how to maintain a spiritual perspective in a broken world, and what a post-capitalist world might look like.
Episode 4: Hard Times Require Furious Skipping
With Kim Corbin
Kim "Skipper" Corbin is a senior publicist at New World Library, the Bay Area publisher of books on spirituality and personal growth. She has also been a passionate promoter of the benefits of adult skipping. Through her website, iSkip.com, she has created an information source and gathering place for people all around the world who practice skipping as a form of exercise, meditation, and just good fun. In this episode, we speak with Kim about pursuing our dreams, making a difference, healing our bodies, and balancing our practical responsibilities with fun and creative expression.
Episode 5: bringing god down to earth
With Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox
Does our experience of the divine change according to what we call it? The word “God” has accumulated so much negative baggage that using it can take away from, and limit, the numinous mystery of true divinity. In the first half of this interview Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox talks about his new book: Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful names for God Including the Unnameable God. In the second half of the episode the structure is turned around and Matthew interviews hosts Skylar and Jennifer about how millennials experience and express spirituality.
Episode 6: Interfaith and Activism
With Bishop William Swing
Can religion evolve beyond the stigma it has developed of dogmatism, hypocrisy and violence? This week’s guest, Bishop William Swing, has answered these important question by founding the United Religions Initiative (URI), a grassroots interfaith community that gathers people of different faith and value systems together to address local and global issues. In this episode hosts Skylar and Jennifer speak with Bishop Swing about URI's vision of countering religion-motivated violence around the world as well as the necessity, and power, of interfaith activism.