On Scapegoats, Hope Tanks, and Being Muslim – Podcast


Our last show of the year is a special one, beginning with Michael Nagler and a discussion on what he calls “the ubiquitous problem of scapegoating.” What role does the scapegoat play in the human psyche and culture? How has a sacrificial system of logic affected society and its institutions? And what does it all mean for nonviolence and our current state of affairs?

Ever hear of Hope Tank? Next Michael shares interviews from participants in Metta Center’s hope tank. Aren’t you a little curious about spreading hope and building community?

Finally, Stephanie Van Hook present excepts from a previous interview with Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door, among other titles. She speaks about the experience of growing up Muslim in the United States.

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