Egypt in Turmoil, Why the Amish Are Getting ‘Fracked,’ and More

Here’s what you can expect from today’s edition of Interfaith Voices:

On June 30, huge crowds of demonstrators began demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi be ousted. The military removed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood party, on July 3.  Now Egypt once again finds itself in disarray, fueled in part by differing views on the proper role of Islam in government. As Egypt reels from the military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, we look at the role of religion in the uproar.

Later, we look at what’s happening to the Amish, who own huge swaths of land in places like Eastern Ohio, land targeted for major drilling by oil and gas companies. Many times, Amish farmers end up with a raw deal: they take quite seriously Jesus’ imperative to ‘turn the other cheek,’ so they will not sue.

Lastly, we look at the lives of Jacob Spilman and Khadija Radin, both products of San Francisco in the 1960’s and 70’s. And to this day, they remain what we’re calling modern-day mystics. But their spiritual journeys took them to very different places. Spilman has wholeheartedly returned to his Jewish roots, while Radin has found her home in the practice of whirling dervishes.

Featured guests/speakers:

Tom Porteous, Deputy Program Director of Human Rights Watch; Molly Redden, writer at the New Republic; and Jacob Spilman, psychologist, and
Khadija Radin,

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