27 episodes

Moment of Truth with Ami Chen Mills addresses the acute crises and opportunities of our day–from an emotional, spiritual and activist perspective. From attacks on democracy to racism and Christo-nationalism … to the climate and extinction crises, Moment of Truth sheds light on humanity’s need for spiritual and emotional growth and a recognition of our interdependence with Earth and on one another. Ami and her team speak with leading political and ecological thinkers and inspired spiritual teachers of our time with an emphasis on the BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ communities and women.

Moment of Truth with Ami Chen Mills Ami Chen Mills

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Moment of Truth with Ami Chen Mills addresses the acute crises and opportunities of our day–from an emotional, spiritual and activist perspective. From attacks on democracy to racism and Christo-nationalism … to the climate and extinction crises, Moment of Truth sheds light on humanity’s need for spiritual and emotional growth and a recognition of our interdependence with Earth and on one another. Ami and her team speak with leading political and ecological thinkers and inspired spiritual teachers of our time with an emphasis on the BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ communities and women.

    What the Flying Fork is Going On???

    What the Flying Fork is Going On???

    In this episode, Ami Chen Mills is joined by spiritual-political commentator Alvin Dawkins (in Austin, TX) and tireless advocate for the unhoused, Joy Schendledecker, to discuss the recent Presidential debate, the “Grants Pass” Supreme Court ruling on the rights of the unhoused to sleep or even to exist, the specter of a second Trump presidency, […]

    Palestinian Ashira Ali Darwish from the film “Where Olive Trees Weep"

    Palestinian Ashira Ali Darwish from the film “Where Olive Trees Weep"

    Ami Chen Mills speaks with Palestinian journalist and trauma-resilience teacher Ashira Ali Darwish, featured prominently in the newly released documentary, “Where Olive Trees Weep,” about life in the Occupied Territories of Palestine-Israel.  Ali Darwish was raised in Ramallah and detained after being beaten by Israeli military forces during a nonviolent “singing protest” in Jerusalem. Inside of […]

    "What Should We Do??” Action Items for the Coming Election

    "What Should We Do??” Action Items for the Coming Election

    In this energetic dialogue with the co-founders of the Get-Out-the-Vote and electoral organizing groups “Force Multiplier” and “Showing Up for Racial Justice,” we discuss the differences between Centrist Democrats and Progressives and/or  “Left” Democrats … and how should we think about the coming election? Plus: the possibility and implications of another Trump Presidency, Project 2025, […]

    The Difference Between “White” Spirituality and Spiritual Traditions of POC

    The Difference Between “White” Spirituality and Spiritual Traditions of POC

    Ami Chen Mills in dialogue with her former co-host at Moment of Truth, Alvin Dawkins, a spiritual student and teacher who grew up in the Deep South–in Alabama–during the Civil Rights movement era and in the heart of the Black Church. In this episode, the two discuss the differences between mostly white “self-help” oriented, highly […]

    Student Protestor Voices on Israel-Gaza-Palestine

    Student Protestor Voices on Israel-Gaza-Palestine

    In this field-produced, bonus episode, the Moment of Truth team interviews pro-Palestinian, student protestors and campers at encampments at UCSC‘s Quarry Plaza, and at Stanford University, in the courtyard in front of the Stanford campus bookstore—one of the longest-lived encampments in the nation. There is a lot of misunderstanding and projection onto these student protestors […]

    Jewish Dialogues on Israel, Gaza and Palestine

    Jewish Dialogues on Israel, Gaza and Palestine

    Jewish Dialogues on Israel-Gaza-Palestine What conversations are Jewish people in the United States having about Israel, Gaza and Palestine among themselves at this time? With the collapse of ceasefire resolutions here in our little area of the nation … community members were instructed by our city’s “alternative resolution” to engage in “community dialogues” about the Middle […]

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Nativerse Studios ,

Amazing Show!!

I don’t live in the Santa Cruz area, but this show covers a lot of topics relevant to anyone concerned about the state of politics, the economy, and community action.

amichenontheporch ,

Excellent Reporting and Analysis!

A deep dive into a range of topics that speak to the various and important issues we face in the United States, from the rise of Christo-nationalism to the climate crisis to the Israel-Gaza war. But the host delivers this reporting with warmth and care for humanity. There are shows just about spirituality and resiliency too. I find that refreshing and very needed.

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