Each week, Spirit In Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We will trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we will seek out Light, Love and Helping Hands, being shared between our many neighbors on this planet, hoping to inspire and encourage you to sink deep roots and produce sacred fruit in your own life.

Spirit In Action is an hour of interviews with those providing leadership in peace, justice and "good works", interspersed with relevant music.

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Episode Broadcast Datesort ascending Description
logo for the Center on Conscience and War J.E. McNeil/Center on Conscience & War 10/23/2005

J.E. McNeil, of the Center on Conscience & War describes the message and work of that organization, helping those seeking conscientious objector status, and those in the military seeking to get out, whatever the reason, and the spiritual roots that led her to this work.

Jill Sternberg Jill Sternberg/Gamaliel Chair in Peace & Justice 10/16/2005

Jill Sternberg was the first graduate of UW-Milwaukee's Peace Studies Program she is the Sept/Oct 2005 Gamaliel Chair in Peace & Justice. She has established a peace center in East Timor, training men and women in non-violence. Jill self-designed the first Peace Studies Major at UW-Milwaukee and has established herself as a gifted and creative leader.

Sandra Lyons Sandra Lyons/Bernadine Franciscan Sisters 10/9/2005

Our guest is Sandra Lyons of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters. Sandra shares the roots and fruits of her life, including her years as a nurse midwife and her current passion as the director of Justice, Peace and Earthcare for her congregation.

logo for Adults Saving Kids Adults Saving Kids 10/2/2005

Mary Molstad became involved with ASK out of her therapy work with victims of sexual abuse and a desire to stem the flow of abuse, rather than drown in the aftermath.

Anathoth Farm Barb Kass of Anathoth Farm 9/25/2005

Spirit in action will be visiting today with Barb Kass who is a member and founder of the Anathoth Community Farm, an itentional community based on non-violence, sustainability and community, located in Luck, Wisconsin. Barb has traveled a long and varied spiritual path, being raised Catholic, active with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship in college, attending seminary in Chicago, working with Catholic Worker communities, and currently attending a progressive small-town Luthern Church.

Book "Eyes Wide Open" on display. Eyes Wide Open 9/18/2005

A visit to the Eyes Wide Open display - The human cost of the War in Iraq. Interviews with 3 visitors and organizers of the display.

logo for Saint Francis food pantry Michelle Gribble - St Frances Food Pantry 9/11/2005

Talk with Michelle Gribble, United Methodist, Executive Director of St Frances Food Pantry, On Site Supervisor for The Community Table and board member of the Feed My People Food Bank

logo for Quaker Earthcare Witness Quaker Earthcare Witness 9/4/2005

A visit with Ruah Swennerfelt and Louis Cox about their role with Quaker Earthcare Witness, the paths that led them to lives of earth & spiritual activism, their lives "off the grid" in Vermont ... and much more.

Interviewed July 8th, 2005 at the Friends General Conference gathering held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia

flag with earth in center Earth Day 2005 8/28/2005

Visit with 3 participants in Eau Claire's Earth Day 2005 celebration. Interviews at Owen Park, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with Alex & Jillian, and later with Crispin Pierce of UW-Eau Claire, Professor of Environmental Public Health.

Portrait of Episcopal minister John Shelby Spong The Sins of Scripture - John Shelby Spong 8/21/2005

John Shelby Spong is the retired Episcopal archbishop of New Jersey and author of 15 books including "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism" and "The Sins of Scripture".

70 minute phone interview with a dynamic, progressive thinker!


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