Walk Talk Listen Podcast

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Kusumita Pedersen (episode 34)

April 7, 2021
Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at St. Francis College and Chair of the Interfaith Center of New York. She is also a member of the Climate Action Task Force (CATF) of the Parliament of the World's Religions and of the Climate Working Group of the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations. She is co-author of Global Ethics in Practice: Historical Backgrounds, Current Issues and Future Prospects (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and co-editor of Faith for Earth: A Call to Action (UN Environment Programme and Parliament of the World’s Religions, 2020).
 
Kusumita mentions Father Thomas Berry in the podcast as a geologian (as mentioned by Father Thomas himself) studying the human-earth relation, but we didn't have time to further elaborate about him, so please check this link for some further information. She also mentions the Temple of Understanding in this podcast.
 
Kusumita also refers in this podcast to a recent research done by Pew Research Center on youth and their parents and religion in the US, you can follow the link here.
 
Kusumita has compiled and edited librettos for two works by Philip Glass: Symphony No. 5: Bardo, Requiem and Nirmānakāya (1999) and The Passion of Ramakrishna (2006).  She has been a student of Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) since 1971 and her book Love and Transformation: The Philosophy of Sri Chinmoy is forthcoming from Lexington Books. 
 
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