Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Local Interfaith Radio Program




Upcoming episodes:

Sept. 7: Sam Granger discusses the intersection of Byzantine Catholicism & Eastern Orthodoxy

Sept. 14: Granger Pt. II

Sept. 21:   Mitch Horowitz, author of the NY Times article "The Persecution of Witches 21st Century Style" will discuss how people around the world, mostly women, are being targeted for practicing witchcraft or sorcery and the extreme violence that follows.

Sept. 28: Horowitz Pt. II

Oct. 5: Dr. Kelly James Clark discusses his new book, "Religion & the Science of Origins" 

Oct. 12: Clark Pt. II


COMMON THREADS is a program that is heard weekly on Grand Rapids, Michigan NPR affiliate, WGVU-FM. It is hosted by Interfaith Dialogue Association President, Fred Stella.

In this world of sound bite journalism and confrontational hit and run radio Common Threads is a welcome relief. Guests come from virtually every point on the spectrum of spirituality & religion. In the past years (almost 20!) we’ve had Tibetan Buddhist lamas, Catholic priests, Hindu monks, Jewish Kabbalah teachers, Evangelical pastors and many, many more share the microphone.
About the host: Fred Stella has been involved with Interfaith Dialogue Association for over 17 years, and has held the office of president for 18 years. He also is on the advisory committees for both Grand Dialogue, which explores the subject of Science and Religion, and The Kaufman Interfaith Institute, housed at Grand Valley State University. He has lectured internationally on inter-religious matters. Mr. Stella brings over 3 decades of broadcast experience to Common Threads.
More information & episode archive can be found here

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