Dravon James is the author of Freedom is Your Birthright. She joined host, Rev. Xolani Kacela, for a multi-faceted conversation on Take On Faith. Dravon James is known as an inspirational speaker, radio host, and life coach. Moreover, she is the founder of Everyday Peace. EP serves as her platform for helping and inspiring others to build the life of their dreams. A pharmacist by training, she uses her pharmacist skills for bringing light into other peoples’ lives. Plus, it’s on the show, where she shares her Everyday Peace message.
Daniel Simpson discussed his new book, The Truth About Yoga. His book provides an in-depth look at yoga. The book is available on Amazon and wherever you buy your books. Simpson joined host Xolani Kacela from his home in Oxford, England. It was his first appearance on Take On Faith. He shared his story about how he discovered yoga. Also, he talked about how he became a yoga expert. He discussed yoga’s roots and its early texts. Importantly, he explained yoga evolved from Hindu practice to modern day exercise. He broke down how politics, religion, and culture changed yoga practice. Originally, it was a way to ease suffering. An established author, he updated listeners on the current state of yoga in the world.
Rev. Carolyn Wilkins, our host, speaks with Rev. Kelli Jareaux, a minister, attorney and author. They discuss Rev. Kelli's newly released book I AM @ WORK including the true purpose of work, how work can be more fulfilling and tips on how to move beyond challenges.
Host Xolani Kacela and Janice Marie Johnson, Co-Director of Ministries and Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), explore many topics of high priority for liberal religious faith leaders. Johnson discussed her grief following her twin sister's death and the collective grief experienced around the globe due to the pandemic. She offered prophetic words regarding healing our nation and world by adhering to virtues of love, compassion, listening, and empathy.
The Revs. Carolyn Wilkins and Xolani Kacela, co-hosts of Take On Faith, had a spirited conversation that updated listeners on the developments in their ministries during the pandemic. They also discussed contemporary concerns on the spiritual landscape and their hopes for the coming time post-pandemic.
Rev. Terri White joined Rev. Carolyn Wilkins, our host, for a lively conversation. White serves as the founder of A Labor Of Love Elder Care. White and Wilkins discussed faith, health and geriatric care management and ways to improve communications around planning healthcare for your spouse or elder family members.
Satya Emanuel is the guest on this Take On Faith episode. She/they is/are a Unitarian Universalist minister. Emanuel joined host Xolani Kacela for a lively discussion about the Day of Silence which honors LGBTQ people and their life struggles. Emanuel identifies as a bi/pansexual person. She is married and a mother of 3-month-old Ari. The conversation covered a variety of topics. They included how gender and sexual orientation intersect with spirituality and church life.
Rev. Carolyn hosted a lively interview with Pastor Joseph Hill. the Lead Pastor of Lordsburg Assembly Church and the Director of Community Health & Education at National Center for Frontier Communities. Their discussions addressed the opportunities in serving a rural community and their social justice work on immigration and workers rights.
Bracha Goetz joins host Xolani Kacela for a lively conversation about her memoir Searching for God in the Garbage, which she compiled from her childhood diary and journal written as a young adult. They concentrated on her life dealing with an eating disorder, food addiction, and coming to grips with mental illness. Goetz shared her path to finding spirituality, her life's purpose, and ancient wisdom in Jewish Orthodoxy. She joined Rev. XK from her home in Baltimore, MD.
Larry Yates joins host Rev. Carolyn Wilkins for an intriguing conversation about life and religion. Yates is a life coach, business consultant, musician, artist and author. During this engaging broadcast, he shared insights how music and religion impacted his journey from a humble start in Mississippi to consulting entertainment leaders in Hollywood.
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