Religious Socialism Podcast

Sinopsis

The Podcast of the Religion and Socialism Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America

Episodios

  • Imaan Javeed on the Connections between Socialism and Islam

    Imaan Javeed on the Connections between Socialism and Islam

    22/05/2020 Duración: 48min

    Imaan Javeed Podcast Notes Our latest episode of “Heart of a Heartless World” features an interview with Imaan Javeed, a writer and medical student, discussing the relationship between Islam and socialism. “There are so many different statements in the Quran and in the Hadith that clearly point to the goal of the society being to provide for the needs of everyone, and discussing how can we create a more just society. The Quran itself says, ‘Work towards justice, even if it means justice against yourself.’ So any step we take towards a more socialist society is taking a step towards that goal of being able to provide for everyone's needs. And it's just really clear as day.” “Another connection between Islam and socialism is that they are both ‘dirty words’ that are smeared by the media and the establishment . . . Much like socialism, Islam has this targeted misinformation campaign against it launched by powerful people. Education and teaching people what Islam is actually about and what socialism is actually

  • Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón on the Latinx Community, Sexuality, and the Churches

    Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón on the Latinx Community, Sexuality, and the Churches

    08/05/2020 Duración: 41min

    Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón on the Latinx community, sexuality, and the churches In this episode of the RS podcast, Heart in a Heartless World, our guest Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón is a medical anthropologist who trains African-American and Latinx activists to prevent HIV and AIDS in their communities. He is of Puerto Rican descent, an expert in Latino gay and bisexual culture and HIV, and is a Christian and socialist. He speaks to our host Elisa Batista on how all of his identities form his desire for a more humanitarian and just world. To follow Dr. Rivera Colón's work, go to the "Karl Marx Ate My Field Notes" podcast, the "Militant Tenderness" YouTube channel, and/or his Facebook page. Karl Marx Ate My Field Notes podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/karl…es/id1477005233 Miltant Tenderness www.youtube.com/channel/UCIRJLMgB-Q-eGAZIAnDW5lg Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón Facebook www.facebook.com/edgar.riveracolon

  • Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón sobre la comunidad latinx, la sexualidad, y las iglesias

    Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón sobre la comunidad latinx, la sexualidad, y las iglesias

    08/05/2020 Duración: 36min

    Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón sobre la comunidad latinx, la sexualidad, y las iglesias En este capítulo del podcast RS, o Un corazón en un mundo sin corazón, nuestro invitado Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón es un antropólogo médico quien entrena a activistas afroamericanos y latinos en métodos de indagación para prevenir al VIH y SIDA en sus comunidades. Él es de raices puertorriqueñas, un experto en la cultura latina gay y bisexual y el VIH, y un cristiano y socialista. Él platica con nuestra locutora Elisa Batista como todos sus identidades forman su deseo para un mundo más humanitario y justo. Pueden seguir al Dr. Rivera Colón en su podcast Karl Marx Ate My Field Notes, por su canal de YouTube Miltant Tenderness y/o su página de Facebook. Karl Marx Ate My Field Notes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/karl-marx-ate-my-field-notes/id1477005233 Miltant Tenderness https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIRJLMgB-Q-eGAZIAnDW5lg Dr. Edgar Rivera Colón Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edgar.riveracolon

  • Heart of a Heartless World -Catholicism, Socialism, and Healthcare with Colleen Shaddox

    Heart of a Heartless World -Catholicism, Socialism, and Healthcare with Colleen Shaddox

    24/04/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode of the RS podcast, Heart in a Heartless World,, our guest is Colleen Shaddox, a devout Roman Catholic, a committed socialist, and a veteran healthcare journalist. Shaddox’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and many other outlets. Along with her co-author Joanne Goldblum, Shaddox just completed a book on the everyday lives of persons living in poverty and the broken policies that cause their suffering. Shaddox is interviewed in this episode by the Religion and Socialism Working Group member Fran Quigley. They discuss the connection between Catholicism and socialism, what socialism has to say about the COVID-19 pandemic and access to healthcare, what progressive Christians should be doing in response to reactionary Christianity, and Colleen’s interesting paths to Roman Catholicism, socialism, and writing about healthcare. “It’s Matthew 25, right?” Shaddox says. “You're supposed to feed the hungry and care for the sick, and we don't do that under capitalism

  • Jay Forth on the connection between capitalism, evangelicalism, and a state of indebtedness

    Jay Forth on the connection between capitalism, evangelicalism, and a state of indebtedness

    07/02/2020 Duración: 01h21min

    Jay Forth is a graduate from Duke Divinity, a director of homeless outreach at a nonprofit in DC, previously he was the executive director of Festival Center, a faith-based space for organizing. In this wide-ranging conversation, Sarah talks with Jay about a paper he published linking the book, The Making of the Indebted Man: An Essay on the Neoliberal Condition by Maurizio Lazzarato and Jonathan Edwards’s sermon on sinners in the hands of an angry God. He also shares what it was like to grow up with black Jamaican immigrant parents, tenant organizing, and why queerness should not be just an identity, seamlessly connecting threads from racism to queerness to capitalism to the gospel.

  • Maxine Phillips: Leader of the DSAs Religion and Socialism Working Group

    Maxine Phillips: Leader of the DSA's Religion and Socialism Working Group

    30/12/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    Maxine Phillips leads DSA’s religion and socialism working group nationally. She is a retired executive editor of Dissent, former DSA national director, and current volunteer editor of "Democratic Left." She has been part of DSA since the late 70's and oversaw the Religion & Socialism print newsletter for decades, which included articles from Cornel West, Arthur Waskow, and Dorothy Sollee. This interview captures lots of her insights on the differences between each generation of DSA, and reflections on the parallels and differences between church and socialist spaces.

  • Daniel Soyer on Jewish Labor Bund History in Europe and America (Part II)

    Daniel Soyer on Jewish Labor Bund History in Europe and America (Part II)

    22/10/2019 Duración: 01h17min

    Daniel Soyer is professor at Fordham and a scholar of American Jewish history. He is a co-editor, along with Irena Klepfisz, of The Stars Bear Witness: The Jewish Labor Bund 1897 - 2017. Our interview with him is the second of a two-part series on the Jewish Labor Bund; it covers the origins and operations of the Bund in Eastern Europe, American Bundist history, as well as how Jewish immigrant communities formed the backbone of socialist political activity in NYC and throughout America. Our music is “Made and Broken” by Hugel. Support us on https://www.patreon.com/religioussocialismpodcast

  • The Warsaw Uprising Anniversary, Part 1: Irena Klepfisz, Jewish Lesbian Poet and Activist

    The Warsaw Uprising Anniversary, Part 1: Irena Klepfisz, Jewish Lesbian Poet and Activist

    19/04/2019 Duración: 55min

    Today, April 19th, is the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It was the largest single revolt by Jews during WWII and it was mostly organized by the Bund, a secular Jewish socialist movement. Irena Klepfisz was born in the Warsaw Ghetto and fled with her mother to the United States when she was eight. She is now a noted poet, writer, Yiddish translator, anti-occupation activist, known for her work in lesbian, feminist and Jewish spaces. This personal interview touches on Irena's childhood, the "zeitgeist" of American Jewish bundist life, coming out in the 1970's, her activism against Israel's occupation, and how she makes sense of the contemporary resurgence of interest in Yiddish. Part 2 of this interview series will feature Daniel Soyer, who will provide a historical and academic perspective on the Jewish Labor Bund.

  • Lutheran climate organizer Shay OReilly on demonic forces, white supremacy and climate change

    Lutheran climate organizer Shay O'Reilly on demonic forces, white supremacy and climate change

    19/03/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    How do we fight the demonic principalities behind climate change? Shay O’Reilly is an organizer for renewable energy in NYC, a DSA member, a Lutheran, and a graduate of UnionTheological Seminary. We chat with him on why he believes in demonic powers (see: white supremacy), why fighting climate change necessarily means fighting for socialism, how he got into environmental issues through anti-poverty work, as well as his experience of converting to Christianity shortly after coming out as trans and gay. Yes, it’s a packed episode! Follow him on Twitter @shaygabriel

  • Storyteller Kelli Dunham on her journey from nun to nurse and queer comedian

    Storyteller Kelli Dunham on her journey from nun to nurse and queer comedian

    07/02/2019 Duración: 51min

    This is an equal parts hilarious and insightful episode of Religious Socialism podcast. Kelli Dunham is an author, comedian and storyteller — she’s the founder of Queer Memoir, a storytelling series for the queer community and stand-up comedian. But in this podcast, she recounts her religious history — from her childhood attending drive-in churches in Florida, her time at a gay conversion camp, and seven years as a nun in the Missionaries of Charity. Between laughs, she reaches some poignant truths about similarities in the socialist ethic among churches and queer communities, and how laughter can be a healing force. See below to learn more about Kelli Dunham and the podcast: KelliDunham.com Religioussocialism.org/podcast Religious Socialism Podcast is hosted by Sarah Ngu and produced by Devin Briski. Our music is “Made and Broken” by Hugel.

  • Rabbi Michael Feinberg on multi-faith labor organizing and what he learned from the Catholic left

    Rabbi Michael Feinberg on multi-faith labor organizing and what he learned from the Catholic left

    06/11/2018 Duración: 51min

    Rabbi Michael Feinberg is the executive director of The Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, whose goal is to build a long term alliance between the faith community and labor movements in New York City. He's spent decades as a multi-faith activist building diverse coalitions to advocate for workers' rights. In this interview, we discuss why he prefers the term "multi-faith" to "interfaith," what he learned from Father Daniel Berrigan's radical anti-nuclear protests, the heritage of Bundism (historical secular Jewish socialist movement), and what he thinks the role the faith community can play in the fight for worker's rights.

  • Julien Baker is a queer, Christian, socialist — we had to talk to her

    Julien Baker is a queer, Christian, socialist — we had to talk to her

    24/06/2018 Duración: 01h17min

    Memphis-based singer-songwriter Julien Baker's star is rising in the music world. She also identifies as queer, Christian, socialist — like our host, Sarah Ngu. There have been high-profile interviews with her by the New York Times, NPR, etc. mostly focusing on her music. But we wanted to focus on religion. This far-reaching interview explores the early influence of Christian hardcore and church groups, how she thinks about Acts and makes ethical purchasing decisions for herself and her crew, and her conversations with Trump-supporting family members in Appalachia. If you're a fan of Religious Socialism, please visit our Patreon page and support our podcast. We will also be posting the full, unedited 2-hour interview as an exclusive for our patrons. For each according to their ability, or give what you can! https://www.patreon.com/religioussocialismpodcast

  • If religion doesnt allow us to build bridges, it becomes a drug —Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz

    "If religion doesn't allow us to build bridges, it becomes a drug" —Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz

    31/03/2018 Duración: 01h16min

    Juan Carlos Ruiz is co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement, a network of churches and synagogues that offer resources to undocumented immigrants in New York City. He began his career as a Catholic priest, but was excommunicated after getting involved with leftist politics in the Catholic Worker Movement. In this far-reaching interview, he discusses his work with immigrants in the Trump era, the effect that US intervention coupled with corporate interests have had on Mexico and Honduras, and the role that history should play in our discourse around immigrant rights. If you're interested in what Ruiz has to say, also check out his op-ed in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/17/undocumented-immigration-stories-human-rights-mexico-how-i-got-here Also, if you’re a fan of Religious Socialism, please visit our Patreon page and support our podcast. From each according to their ability, or give us what you can! https://www.patreon.com/religioussocialismpodcast

  • Avi Garelick on Gentrification, BDS and the Jewish Concept of Redemption

    Avi Garelick on Gentrification, BDS and the Jewish Concept of Redemption

    31/01/2018 Duración: 37min

    Avi Garelick wears many hats: he runs a Hebrew school associated with the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York city, he is active in Northern Manhattan is Not For Sale, an anti-gentrification group focused on Washington Heights and Inwood, and he's a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In this interview, Garelick describes participating in a rent strike when his landlord turned off the heat, how his socialist philosophy informs his role as a manager at his job and how the Jewish concept of redemption guides his social justice activism. Photo by Noah Benus.

  • Why Dr. Debbie Almontaser finds being called a moderate Muslim offensive

    Why Dr. Debbie Almontaser finds being called a "moderate Muslim" offensive

    30/11/2017 Duración: 48min

    Dr. Debbie Almontaser is a Yemeni-American and Muslim community leader and activist, founder of the Bridging Cultures Group and the Khalil Gibran International Academy, a New York public school with an English and Arabic bi-lingual program. Almontaser discusses growing up in a largely white neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, rediscovering her Muslim faith in her 20s and making the decision to wear the hijab, the controversy that led to her resigning as head of Khalil Gibran Academy, and winning her ensuing wrongful termination lawsuit against the Department of Education. She also discusses how the aftermath of 9/11 prepared the Muslim community for the election of Donald Trump, and why she finds being called a "moderate Muslim" offensive. Photo cred from Twitter.

  • Capitalism has a spiritual formation plan —Rev. Andrew Wilkes

    "Capitalism has a spiritual formation plan" —Rev. Andrew Wilkes

    04/10/2017 Duración: 33min

    A conversation with Reverend Andrew Wilkes, a an African Methodist Episcopal pastor of young adults and social justice and leader in a black Christian community in Jamaica, Queens. Unlike some of our interviewees, Rev. Wilkes identifies as a democratic socialist, and has spent a lot of time working out those principles with his faith. He discusses why socialism is a theological commitment, what democratic socialist policies could look like in practice, why leftist politics has a race problem — and why joy is the most important feeling of Christianity. Photo cred: Huffpost.

  • I was living under two occupations” —Rev. Khader El-Yateem

    "I was living under two occupations” —Rev. Khader El-Yateem

    09/08/2017 Duración: 37min

    A conversation with Reverend Khader El-Yateem, a native Palestinian and Lutheran pastor running for City Council for the 43rd District, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. El-Yateem discusses growing up in the Greek Orthodox in Palestine, where he came to realize he was under two occupations: the Israeli Occupation, and the Greek occupation of the indigenous Palestinian Christian church. In this far-reaching interview, he talks about how being tortured by the Israeli Defense Forces taught him about faith, love and justice, what it's like to serve as a police liason for the Arab community in a time of Islamophobia and racial profiling, and why he finally decided to run for office after two decades as a pastor and community organizer in Bay Ridge. Photo cred from El-Yateem 2017.

  • Im a socialist because Jesus tells me to be. —Rev. Ann Kansfield

    "I'm a socialist because Jesus tells me to be." —Rev. Ann Kansfield

    22/06/2017 Duración: 47min

    A conversation with Reverent Ann Kansfield, pastor at Greenpoint Reformed Church and chaplain for the FDNY. Kansfield discusses how 9/11 prompted her to leave her finance job and join seminary, her feelings when her father went on trial for marrying her and her wife and had to step down as a theology professor, and what it's like to be the first woman and lesbian chaplain of the New York Fire Department. Photo cred from NYT.

  • RSP -02 - December - 2016

    RSP -02 - December - 2016

    06/12/2016 Duración: 29min

    A Conversation With Laura Barrett of Interfaith Worker Justice

  • RSP - 01 - April - 2016

    RSP - 01 - April - 2016

    14/04/2016 Duración: 48min

    Religion and Socialism Podcast Episode One - A Conversation with Professor Gary Dorrien

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