2 Awakenings: Music and Art


Howard Thurman, author of Jesus and the Disinherited, and With Head and Heart: The Autobiography of Howard Thurman

A remarkable interview with Howard Thurman by  Landrum Bolling, long-time journalist and director of Mercy Corps International.



M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College, author of Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race and Being. In this interview during her tenure as the President of the Catholic Theological Association of America, Copeland describes her vocation as a theologian  and theological concern for “the human other.”


Spiritual Radical: Abraham J. Heschel in America, by Edward K. Kaplan

 NPR Podcast On Being: “The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel”




Jewish scholar of French literature at Brandeis University, Edward K Kaplan has dedicated much of his remarkable career to dialogue with Christian and Catholic scholars while exploring the convergence of mysticism and prophecy, contemplation and social concern in the writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Thomas Merton and Howard Thurman.




Fascinating NPR interview with Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on navigating race, racial history and racial coding in America.




“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” A still-electrifying speech by Frederick Douglas that resounds into the present as an indictment of the hypocrisy of United States concerning the chasm between its cherished founding principles and its actions and policies toward the “Other,” both internally and on the world stage. An unyielding window into the ironies of history.

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