people keeping it sacred

In this 7-episode web and podcast series, Rabbi Heather Miller interviews seven thoughtful friends yielding intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Effecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more! Click below on the episode and be ready to be inspired!

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 1:

Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry

Discusses the process of personal spiritual growth, rhythms of Buddhism, change-making In government, creating communities of inclusion.

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 2:

Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn

Discusses spiritual leadership of a modern Orthodox synagogue through COVID, the multidimensionality of identity, mining the gems in text study, the importance of mental health.

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 3:

Benjamin Simpson

Discusses historical trajectory of the Catholic church, creating a deeply personal theology, the strength of the rhythms of ritual, the relevance of sacred texts.

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 4:

Professor Helen Kim 

Discusses inclusion of Jews of Color in Jewish institutional life,  the myths of the model minority, personal empowerment through conversion, creating Jewish community in Walla Walla, WA.

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 5:

Jethro Heiko

Discusses a personal journey of grief, using irreverence to launch sacred conversations, for-profit models that align with social justice goals, teaching kids values.

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 6:

Serena Poon

Discusses the pressures of growing up as a PK (preacher’s kid) in a Christian megachurch, intense process of coming out to family, navigating rejection, healing through reclaiming faith for yourself.

People Keeping It Sacred Episode 7:

The Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson

Discusses working for justice, politics in the pulpit, dealing with disappointment, interfaith community love, transformational growth, COVID as a time to re-imagine the world we want to see.

People Keeping It Sacred Trailer:

Get a sense of the accessible, relevant, positive, and empowering energy of this inspiring new podcast that asks the question: How are YOU keeping it Sacred?

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