Peace. Tolerance. Understanding.
That’s the theme of this week’s God Discussion show which airs live on Blog Talk Radio this Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central and 9:00 PM Eastern.
After the news with Adam, Dakota and Deborah, we’ll kick off the show with Bill Douglas, founder of World Healing Day.
Recognized by numerous countries worldwide, including governors and mayors throughout the United States, World Healing Day is an annual event that takes place on the last Saturday of each April. People of all faiths and beliefs, including those who do not believe in deities, unite in consciousness at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Thousands and thousands of people plan to gather in various cities throughout all 50 states, as well as in 70 different nations around the world, for Tai Chi, meditations, fitness events and other ceremonies.
Call in number: 914-338-0452
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Southern Cross – A back road journey through the Bible Belt.
We’ll then turn our attention to the deep south, where “Religion is ever-present … a whispering, flickering host of angels and ghosts.”
Tess Gadwa, author of Southern Cross, will take us on a journey along the back roads of the Bible Belt, where we’ll hear true stories of miracles, visions, voodoo, snake handling, civil disobedience and Tess’ search for existential answers.
With a mesmerizing and colorful writing style, Gadwa chronicles her 10,000 mile road trip that documents the spiritual journeys and struggles of ordinary people in the American South.
Over the course of three years, Gadwa interviewed a variety of believers. She visited a utopian Christian commune and New Orleans six months after Hurricane Katrina. She witnessed protest rallies and tent revivals, and interviewed celebrity punk preacher Jay Bakker.
She soon discovered that the Bible Belt is not the dogmatic monoculture so often assumed by outsiders, but a vivid patchwork of beliefs, cultures, and ideologies. Tess says her book has a radical message – that we can learn more from each other than from clergy and church dogma.
Southern Cross is freely available online at http://southerncrossbook.blogspot.com.
Tess is principal of Yes Exactly Web Design and DCS Creative, which has specialized in Internet media and web development for the past 12 years. DCS serves the technology, education, nonprofit, and media sectors.