Faithfully Subversive March 27, 2008

Year 3, Episode 13

"Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words."
St. Francis of Assisi


  • Use Words - Michael McLean
  • The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • God Fell Silent - Lucas Carpenter
  • The Silence of God - Andrew Peterson
  • Answer Me with Silence - Laura Powers
  • Quietness - Jeff Olmsted
Upcoming Local Event: Interfaith Week 2008 (April 6-12) Join your neighbors and discover the many religious traditions in our community! Check out the schedule at http://www.cdaleinterfaith.org/interweek.html.


Faithfully Subversive March 20, 2008

Year 3, Episode 12

"In the end, then, what is called for is nothing more, and nothing less, than what all the world's great religions demand - that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Let us be our brother's keeper, Scripture tells us. Let us be our sister's keeper. Let us find that common stake we all have in one another, and let our politics reflect that spirit as well." Barack Obama, 3/18/2008

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Last Supper - Jesus Christ Superstar: A Resurrection
  • Standard White Jesus - Holly Near
  • Albi, the Racist Dragon - Flight of the Conchords
Upcoming Local Event: Friday March 21, noon, Good Friday Taize Service at University Baptist Church


Faithfully Subversive, March 13, 2008

Year 3, Episode 11

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Citing Faith, Bush Defends War Actions (more info)
  • Sojourners Calls U.S. Church to Repent for War (more info)
  • UCC Raises Funds for Refugees (more info)
  • Amid Threats, Church Keeps Homeless Shelter (more info)
  • God Bless This Mess - Sheryl Crow
  • Please Forgive Us - 10,000 Maniacs
  • Out of Our Heads - Sheryl Crow
Upcoming Local Event: On the Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War, members of Students for Peace and Democracy and the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will collaborate to go beyond cold statistics to present the human costs and consequences of the Iraq war. A presentation "Peace, War and Poetry: Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Iraq War" will take place on Wednesday, March 19th, 7 PM at the Old Baptist Foundation, north of Faner Hall on the SIUC campus.

Special guests assisting in the presentation will be SIUC faculty members Rodney Jones of the English Department and Father Joseph Brown, director of Black American Studies, with Elyse Pineau from Speech Communications serving as MC. They, along with local high school and college students and community members will offer poetry from a variety of sources. The work of soldiers, soldiers' families, Iraqis and others will help to illuminate the range of experiences and emotions engendered by this war and its consequences.

On Saturday, March 22nd members of the Peace Coalition and Students for Peace and Democracy will conduct a march and rally to call for an end to the US military occupation of Iraq. Participants can join the weekly vigil to end the war at the Carbondale Town Square Pavilion noon to 1pm and then proceed down Illinois Ave. to the Interfaith Center for a rally at 1:30 PM.

For more information contact Georgeann Hartzog, 521-4239 or Margie Parker, 549-7193.


Faithfully Subversive March 6, 2008

Year 3, Episode 10

News & Discussion Topics:

  • Pendulum Swinger - Indigo Girls
  • Fired Up! - Holly Near
  • Sophia's Here - Jerry Leggett
Upcoming Local Event: TODAY 7 pm, Celebration of International Women's Day, SIUC Student Center Mississippi Room. Leila Ahmed, presents a case for revising widely held views of the Islamic world regarding the role of women. Muslim women of differing ethnic backgrounds offer their thoughts on the hijab and their practice of the religion in the United States.