This episode we interview two guests working for food justice. Ruhel Islam and Claire Baglien work together on the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden. We discuss the ability of food to bring people together, the challenges of urban gardening, the idea of a caste system in food and the practice of regenerative agriculture.Read More
By The Rivers Podcast
A regular conversation on interfaith topics in the Twin Cities and beyond
Our podcast features interviews with teachers, leaders and activists, sharing their learning as we ask the big questions of, spirituality, politics, faith and our responsibility to make the world a better place. We explore holy days, we wrestle with sacred texts, and learn from each other’s traditions and beliefs. We also take the time to highlight some of the great interfaith work being done around the Twin Cities.
For this episode, we bring you the recording of an important event: Congress Under the Gun: Federal Legislation and the Fight Against Gun Violence. By The Rivers hosted this round table discussion on August 17, 2016. It was coordinated by Protect Minnesota, a local organization which works to prevent gun violence as part of the national effort known as DisarmHate.
We discuss the work of Interfaith Action and their programs which bring communities together to end poverty in East Metro of St. Paul. They focus on comprehensive solutions which are culturally appropriate and focused on structural change to and building the infrastructure of opportunity. We discuss the evolution of what used to the St. Paul Area Council of Churches, the importance and challenges of this work in faith communities, and some opportunities at this difficult time.Read More
Anse Tamara Gray & Sarah Abe from Daybreak Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space join us to look at the ability of books to inspire you woman, the role of the Qur’an in Islam and the personal meaning of Ramadan.Read More