Powerful Peace Special 6/26/07

Producer/host: Sonia Turanski

Topic:  The Future of Religion, a one-hour live discussion with audience phone-in question.

Guests: Cliff Guthrie   Cliff Guthrie was ordained as a Methodist minister, but has moved away from that role into teaching religious studies at Husson College and Bangor Theological Seminary.  Some of his major interests include the academic study of religion, religion and the cognitive sciences, and religion in film.  Cliff is currently working on an article about the future of religion in Maine.
Dana Sawyer   Dana Sawyer teaches world religion classes at BTS and religion and philosophy classes at Maine College of Art in Portland. Some of his major interests include Hinduism, Buddhism, the Perennial Philosophy, and mysticism.  Dana is the author of a biography of Aldus Huxley, and is currently working on a biography of one of the foremost scholars of world religions, Huston Smith.
Rabbi Darah Lerner   Darah Lerner is the Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Bangor, and will round out our panel of experts.  As a female ordained in one of the oldest prominent religions, Rabbi Lerner will bring a voice that speaks to the valuable and unchanging traditions of Judaism, as well as providing a personal example of Judaism’s ability to evolve.

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