Patrick Bellegarde-Smith Bellegarde-Smith is a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and author of many books about Vodou.
Claudine Michel Michel is professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and editor of several books about Vodou.
Do you know what your minister believes?Â You might not.Â Jerry DeWitt is the author of the upcoming, Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey from Belief to Atheism. He is the executive director of Recovering From Religion, and "the first graduate" of The Clergy Project. Â His story has been written up in the New York Times and he speaks about his journey at a number of conferences such as Reason in the Rock 2012. Â Â I caught up with Jerry on Religion For Life to discuss what it means to graduate from faith. Â We are pulling back the curtain.Â Join me for this candid conversation.Â It is part of my future of faith series. Â " name="DESCRIPTION
As writers, it is our duty and our privilege to delve into the deepest parts of human experience. We are told from a young age not to bring up religion or politics in polite conversation, but today, I’m doing just that on the podcast with Dr Jill Carroll! Faith, spirituality and religion have a spectrum upon which we all sit somewhere. If we’re going to bring aspects of this to our writing, we have to be able to discuss it openly.