Common Threads

Common Threads, hosted by Fred Stella, is a co-production of WGVU Radio and The Interfaith Dialogue Association.  Common Threads airs Sundays at 7:00am and 6:30pm on WGVU 88.5 Grand Rapids, 95.3 Muskegon.

 

Nancy L. Wilson (Part II)

Jan 23, 2017
Metropolitan Community Churches

The Reverend Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson of the Metropolitan Community Churches returns to Common Threads for part two of our conversation. Nancy is the former Moderator (global leader) of MCC.

Nancy served as pastor of Church of the Trinity MCC in Sarasota, Florida, from 2001 to 2005 and was previously the pastor of MCC Los Angeles from 1986 until 2000.

In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Rev. Wilson to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson

Jan 16, 2017
Metropolitan Community Churches

We’re joined by The Reverend Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson of the Metropolitan Community Churches. She is the former Moderator (global leader) of MCC, elected to that position in 2005 and then re-elected for a term of six years in 2010.

Nancy served as pastor of Church of the Trinity MCC in Sarasota, Florida, from 2001 to 2005 and was previously the pastor of MCC Los Angeles from 1986 until 2000; the church founded by Rev. Troy Perry in 1968.

Eboo Patel Lecture (Part II)

Dec 12, 2016
gvsu.edu

Last year, the Kaufman Interfaith Institute hosted Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core.  Today we bring you the second and final part of his lecture given at Grand Valley State Univeristy.

Eboo Patel Lecture (Part I)

Dec 5, 2016
gvsu.edu

Last year, the Kaufman Interfaith Institute hosted Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core.  Today we bring you part one of his lecture given at Grand Valley State Univeristy.

Dr. Richard Benkin (Part II)

Nov 28, 2016
Dr. Richard Benkin

Dr. Richard Benkin returns to Common Threads for part II of our conversation. Dr. Benkin is an American Jewish human rights activist, a co-founder of 'Interfaith Strength', an Advisory Board Member of Islam-Israel Fellowship, a journalist, writer and lecturer.

Dr. Richard Benkin

Nov 21, 2016
Dr. Richard Benkin

We're joined by Dr. Richard Benkin. Dr. Richard Benkin is an American Jewish human rights activist, a co-founder of 'Interfaith Strength', an Advisory Board Member of Islam-Israel Fellowship, a journalist, writer and lecturer.

2016 Sigal Memorial Lecture (Part II)

Nov 14, 2016
gvsu.edu

We conclude our broadcasts of the 2016 Phillip Sigal Lecture held Wednesday March 30, 2016. Rev. Jennifer Bailey’s presentation was titled, “Racial and Interfaith Justice: A New Vision for Leadership at the Intersections"

Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained African Methodist Episcopal minister and emerging interfaith leader nationally. Her talk featured inspiring stories from her own growing up, the tragedy of the killings at the AME church in Charleston, and her own faith journey.

Dafina-Lazarus Stewart (Part II)

Nov 7, 2016

Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, Ph.D. returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation.   Dr. Stewart spoke at the 20th Annual Multicultural Seminar at Grand Valley State University on November 4. 

Dr. Stewart is a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University.

Dafina-Lazarus Stewart (Part I)

Oct 31, 2016

Our guest is Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, Ph.D.   Dr. Stewart will be the speaker at the 20th Annual Multicultural Seminar at Grand Valley State University on November 4.  The topic, The Necessity of Talking about Religion, Faith, and Spirituality in Public Spaces.  Click Here for more information.

Dr. Stewart is a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University.

2016 Sigal Memorial Lecture (Part I)

Oct 24, 2016
gvsu.edu

We bring you part one of the 2016 Phillip Sigal Lecture held Wednesday March 30, 2016. Rev. Jennifer Bailey’s presentation was titled, “Racial and Interfaith Justice: A New Vision for Leadership at the Intersections"

Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained African Methodist Episcopal minister and emerging interfaith leader nationally. Her talk featured inspiring stories from her own growing up, the tragedy of the killings at the AME church in Charleston, and her own faith journey.

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