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.

 

White Dresses (Part II with Mary Pflum Peterson)

Nov 9, 2015
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Mary Pflum Peterson joins us to continue our conversation on Common Threads.  Mary is the author of White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters.   In the book, Mary describes her discovery that her mother had a life as a nun prior to her family life.

Mary Pflum Peterson is a veteran producer at Good Morning America. Prior to joining GMA, Pflum Peterson was a producer and reporter for CNN, where, from her post in Istanbul, she traveled in and out of numerous warzones, including Afghanistan.

Mary Pflum Peterson

Nov 2, 2015

We welcome Mary Pflum Peterson to Common Threads.  Mary is the author of White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters.   In the book, Mary describes her discovery that her mother had a life as a nun prior to her family life. 

Mary Pflum Peterson is a veteran producer at Good Morning America. Prior to joining GMA, Pflum Peterson was a producer and reporter for CNN, where, from her post in Istanbul, she traveled in and out of numerous warzones, including Afghanistan.

 

Divya Selvakumar (Part II)

Oct 26, 2015

Divya Selvakumar returns to continue our conversation. Divya is the Director of the American Hindu World Service.

The mission of American Hindu World Service (AHWS) is to render service for the well-being of people across the globe without any discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and religion. We aim to uphold and create awareness about the values of charity, tolerance, compassion and peace as embedded in Hindu philosophy.

Divya Selvakumar

Oct 19, 2015

Divya L. Selvakumar is our guest. Divya is the Director of the American Hindu World Service.

The mission of American Hindu World Service (AHWS) is to render service for the well-being of people across the globe without any discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and religion. We aim to uphold and create awareness about the values of charity, tolerance, compassion and peace as embedded in Hindu philosophy.

Did God Kill Jesus? (Part II)

Oct 12, 2015

Fred Stella welcomes back Tony Jones  for part two of their conversation about this book, Did God Kill Jesus? Tony is theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, and teaches theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Tony serves as a senior acquisitions editor at Fortress Press, curating the Theology for the People line of books. And he’s developed an iPhone app called Ordain Thyself.

Tony Jones: Did God Kill Jesus?

Oct 5, 2015

Fred Stella welcomes Tony Jones to Common Threads to talk about this book, Did God Kill Jesus? Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution. Tony is theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, and teaches theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Tony serves as a senior acquisitions editor at Fortress Press, curating the Theology for the People line of books. And he’s developed an iPhone app called Ordain Thyself.

Katie Gordon

Sep 28, 2015

Katie Gordon, Interfaith Youth Core veteran and program manager for the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, is our guest on this edition of Common Threads.  Katie joins us to talk about interfaith activities in Grand Rapids and Eboo Patel's upcoming visit to Grand Rapids. 

Eboo Patel

Sep 21, 2015
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Our guest is Eboo Patel.  Eboo is the founder of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Acts of Faith.  Eboo is coming to Grand Rapids on October 8th to speak at Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University.  

I Saw the Holy City

Sep 14, 2015
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We continue our conversation with local writer Jane Griffioen. Jane has written an account of attending the baptism of her grandchild in Charleston, South Carolina not long after the massacre at Mother Emanuel Church.  The name of her yet unpublished essay is “I Saw the Holy City.”

Jane Griffioen

Sep 8, 2015
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We speak with local writer Jane Griffioen. Jane has written an account of attending the baptism of her grandchild in Charleston, South Carolina not long after the massacre at Mother Emanuel Church.  The name of her yet unpublished essay is “I Saw the Holy City.”  

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