Pulpit on the Common
By Temple Israel of Boston
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An ongoing conversation on the intersection of faith and public life, based here in the birthplace of American Freedom, Boston, Massachusetts. The most significant study of the Jewish community, A Portrait of American Jews, by the PEW Research Center in 2013, reinforced a reality that Temple Israel has understood for more than a decade: a mandate for institutional change. Temple Israel has a rich history of developing innovative approaches towards engagement. Pulpit on the Common establishes a new setting for the content and conversation that was once situated on the pulpit – making the pulpit accessible anywhere, anytime, to anyone.
||CleanFrom the MA State House: Drug Addiction & Recovery, Part 2||Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser represents the First Hampden & Hampshire District. Reverend Burns Stanfield is the Senior Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in South Boston and President of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrug Addiction & Recovery, Part 1||Maryanne Frangules has been Executive Director of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) since 1999. She has mentored many recovery community members to use their voice to improve public policy and systems.||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGun Violence Prevention, Part 2||Special guest Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans. A veteran of the Boston Police Department since 1982, Commissioner Evans was instrumental in the city's response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGun Violence Prevention, Part 1||Special guests Reverend Dan Smith of First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, and Reverend Kim Odom, the mother of a homicide victim and co-Pastor of True Vine Church in Dorchester, MA.||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCriminal Justice Reform||This episode is on the topic of criminal justice reform with featured guests Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz and Reverend Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church.||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Pulpit on the Common||Welcome to Pulpit on the Common, a brand new podcast on the intersection of faith and public life, brought to you from the birthplace of American Freedom, Boston, Massachusetts. Each episode will feature faith leaders and civic leaders talking about soc||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
My God this is Sweet
Wow, what a great idea. Great people getting great ideas into the atmosphere. Exploring these prevalent and powerful issues through a lens of faith brings an added level of sophistication and intellect to the conversation. Also, totally savage and on fleek
Thank you for making this podcast! I'm so excited to see where it goes. Reform Judaism and social justice is a pair that is not talked about enough. L'chayim!
Kol HaKavod, Rabbi Soffer, for realizing that the "lowering of the pulpit" does NOT diminish the role of the rabbi, but actually increases his/her ability to engage and know the congregation.
I look forward to this podcast! It is in line with Dr. Ron Wolfson's Relational Judaism, and my own efforts in Allentown, PA to re-purpose the synagogue as the host of "Conversations That Matter."