faith http://wamc.org en Best of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear" http://wamc.org/post/best-2013-non-fiction-lawrence-wrights-going-clear <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307700666/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307700666&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307700666" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Lawrence Wright, we learn about Scientology’s complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church’s goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56950 at http://wamc.org Best of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear" Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series http://wamc.org/post/irshad-manji-mcla-public-policy-lecture-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.irshadmanji.com/">Irshad Manji</a> is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University and she will be speaking at the <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/publicpolicylecture/">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams Thursday night at 7PM.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59314 at http://wamc.org Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series A New Avenue To Alternative Worship Is Based On An Old Idea http://wamc.org/post/new-avenue-alternative-worship-based-old-idea <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts recently launched a new initiative to reach out to people of faith who have become disaffected by the institutional church. It’s called&nbsp; <a href="http://clearstorycollective.org/home/">Clearstory Collective</a> and it promotes opportunities for people seeking faith based communities and&nbsp; alternative worship. &nbsp;It is the brainchild of Rev. Christopher Carlisle, the diocesan missioner to higher education.&nbsp; He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 50498 at http://wamc.org A New Avenue To Alternative Worship Is Based On An Old Idea