13 episodes

In an era of political division and polarized debate, we are losing our ability to hear each other. The volume of our disagreements is at an all-time high, while our ability to communicate with kindness and empathy is at an all-time low. This podcast seeks to change that by engaging people from different backgrounds and beliefs in good old-fashioned conversation.

Listen in as Rabbi Michael Beyo and anthropologist Dr. Adrian McIntyre spend time listening, sharing, and discovering common ground in an effort to understand and appreciate the wondrous diversity of our human family. From interfaith dialogues to discussions with business and nonprofit leaders, this podcast shines a spotlight on the different ways we can learn to live, work, and worship together in a contentious and conflicted world.

We invite you to use these conversations as a lens to open up new understandings of self and the other, to develop empathy for diverse viewpoints, and to explore what is possible when we listen to others with respect.

Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org

The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm

Conversation with the Rabbi Rabbi Michael Beyo | PHX.fm

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In an era of political division and polarized debate, we are losing our ability to hear each other. The volume of our disagreements is at an all-time high, while our ability to communicate with kindness and empathy is at an all-time low. This podcast seeks to change that by engaging people from different backgrounds and beliefs in good old-fashioned conversation.

Listen in as Rabbi Michael Beyo and anthropologist Dr. Adrian McIntyre spend time listening, sharing, and discovering common ground in an effort to understand and appreciate the wondrous diversity of our human family. From interfaith dialogues to discussions with business and nonprofit leaders, this podcast shines a spotlight on the different ways we can learn to live, work, and worship together in a contentious and conflicted world.

We invite you to use these conversations as a lens to open up new understandings of self and the other, to develop empathy for diverse viewpoints, and to explore what is possible when we listen to others with respect.

Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org

The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm

    Arizona Interfaith Movement with Rev. Larry Fultz

    Arizona Interfaith Movement with Rev. Larry Fultz

    Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Rev. Larry Fultz about interfaith dialogue, the Golden Rule, and the rise of the "nones."
    Rev. Larry Fultz is Executive Director of the https://interfaithmovement.com/ (Arizona Interfaith Movement), an organization comprised of over 22 different faith communities who have joined together in order to build bridges of understanding, respect and support among diverse people of faith through education, dialogue, service and implementation of the Golden Rule. The Arizona Interfaith Movement has been in existence since 1965 and been instrumental in making Arizona the first Golden Rule State in the nation. In addition, 13 cities have become Golden Rule cities and subscribed to treating their citizens with respect regardless of their faith, ethnicity or creed. A license plate was granted reading "Live the Golden Rule" was granted by the legislature in 2005, and there are now over 20,000 of these plates in existence. The proceeds goes to helping to provide Golden Rule education in the schools throughout the State of Arizona through the AGREE program that is non-religious and meets all the State requirements for use in the public school system.
    Rev. Fultz is no stranger to the Arizona Interfaith Movement, having been a member from its very beginnings in 1995 and serving on various boards and committees up to the present time. Rev. Fultz became a minister in 1969 after receiving his BA, Masters in Theology, and Masters in Counseling. He retired in December 2005. Larry’s life is rich with interfaith activity and experience having been a part of the beginning of the InterFaith Action Coalition of Arizona (AZIFM’s prior name). He participated in the first “Experience Interfaith” event as a speaker and participant. He was active in helping organize and produce the first “Voices of Faith” concert and those afterwards. He was present in 2003 when the declaration was granted to make Arizona the First Golden Rule State in the Union. He participated in the campaign for the “Live the Golden Rule “License Plate and was present at the signing of the bill. Larry participated in the Interfaith Habitat for Humanity building project in Phoenix and has appeared on radio and television as part of the Arizona Interfaith Movement Speaker’s Bureau. In 2002 he traveled with the United Nations Committee of Religious NGOs delegation to Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania to aid the Muslim refugees in their plight, helping build refugee camps, counseling and education. Larry’s life work has been devoted to bringing peace, understanding and the love of God to all people.
    Additional Resources:
    Visit the Arizona Interfaith Movement https://interfaithmovement.com/ (website)
    Follow the Arizona Interfaith Movement on https://www.facebook.com/azifm/ (Facebook)
    Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org)
    The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)

    • 44 min
    Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer on Politics and Public Service

    Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer on Politics and Public Service

    Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer about politics and public service in an era of polemics and hyper-partisanship.
    (Producer's note: This conversation was recorded on June 9, 2021 and mentions legislative issues that may have evolved since that time.)
    State Senator Paul Boyer has served in the Arizona Legislature since 2013, first in the House of Representatives and now in his second term in the State Senate. Senator Boyer is a junior high school teacher and represents Arizona's 20th legislative district, which includes much of Glendale and North Phoenix. He is the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and serves on the Finance and Transportation and Technology Committees.
    Senator Boyer has championed policies to provide more funding for first responders, responsibly invested in our K-12 and higher education systems, supported local business throughout Arizona, and fought to provide justice for victims of sexual abuse. As a dad and husband, Senator Boyer has fought to protect kids and families, while ensuring Arizonans have access to the healthcare benefits they have earned. Senator Boyer is an Arizona native who grew up in the West Valley and graduated magna cum laude from ASU with a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in communication studies.
    Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org)
    The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)

    • 27 min
    Our Personal Journeys, Part 2

    Our Personal Journeys, Part 2

    In this second episode of a two-part sequence, Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre continue to share about their religious and cultural backgrounds and some of the key moments that changed their respective opinions and points of view.
    Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org)
    The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)

    • 51 min
    Our Personal Journeys, Part 1

    Our Personal Journeys, Part 1

    In this episode, Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk openly about their religious and cultural backgrounds, their families, and their individual journeys through (and beyond) the belief systems they inherited from their respective communities.
    Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org)
    The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)

    • 31 min
    Religion and Politics in America with Dr. Matthew Gunning of Georgia Gwinnett College

    Religion and Politics in America with Dr. Matthew Gunning of Georgia Gwinnett College

    Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Dr. Matthew Gunning about religion and politics in America. We dig into topics such as:
    Patterns in how religious affiliation impacts voting in US politics
    What the increase in "religiously unaffiliated" means
    What the Trump presidency revealed about differences between religious conservative groups (e.g., Mormons and White evangelicals)
    Voters who adopt conservative issue positions but vote for Democratic candidates
    And more ...
    Dr. Matthew Gunning is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at https://www.ggc.edu/ (Georgia Gwinnett College). He has taught courses on Congress, the presidency, political parties, Georgia government, comparative politics, American government and interest groups. He has published works in The Journal of Politics and Social Science History, and written a book chapter on Georgia voting law reforms. His dissertation explored patterns of roll call voting in southern state legislatures and the Georgia legislature over time. Dr. Gunning's academic interests include: Congress, political parties and elections, Georgia and southern politics, U.S. presidency, and comparative legislatures. Currently he is working on expanding his research on the Georgia Assembly into a book.
    Additional Resources:
    Follow Dr. Matthew Gunning on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewlgunning (https://twitter.com/matthewlgunning)
    Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College: https://www.ggc.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/political-science/ (https://www.ggc.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/political-science/)
    Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org)
    The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)

    • 48 min
    Confronting Martin Luther's Antisemitism with Pastor Dan Hoeger of All Saints Lutheran Church

    Confronting Martin Luther's Antisemitism with Pastor Dan Hoeger of All Saints Lutheran Church

    Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Pastor Dan Hoeger about leading a diverse congregation, Lutheran theology, and how to deal with the problematic legacy of Martin Luther's antisemitism.
    Dan Hoeger is the senior pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in north Phoenix. He has been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1989. Prior to that he was a lay missionary teaching ESL in Japan for 3 years. Pastor Dan has served congregations in Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, California and for the last 4 years in Phoenix, Arizona. His wife, Yumiko, is a Family Medicine Doctor, and they have two grown children.
    Additional Resources:
    All Saints Lutheran Church in Phoenix: https://www.allsaintsphoenix.org/ (https://www.allsaintsphoenix.org)
    Connect with All Saints Lutheran Church on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASLCPHXAZ (https://www.facebook.com/ASLCPHXAZ)
    Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org)
    The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)

    • 40 min

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