Support an Inner Revolution in Islam! Welcome Ani Zonneveld, Founder of Muslims for Progressive Values. Discover Her Mission, and Spread the Word!
November 5, 2015
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Malaysian-born Muslim Ani Zonneveld was radicalized by September 11, but she wasn’t radicalized in the way we traditionally think. She was appalled by how her religion was represented by extremists, and she decided to do something about it. Having tried to work with other groups, she finally founded Muslims for Progressive Values in 2007, and amazingly her work has spread throughout the US and internationally. Though she doesn’t use these terms, her organization is calling for what amounts to an Inner Revolution in Islam, advocating for equality, women’s and LGBT rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of and from religion or belief. Who is Ani? How did she come to step so far outside tradition? Why does she see her Islam as the true Islam? How have others reacted to her message? How did her organization grow internationally? Learn about an Islam based on Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support. Tune into this amazing show. Ani’s voice deserves to be heard and spread.
Inner Revolutionary Radio
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You count! Your voice, compassion and dedication to doing the right thing are part and parcel of the Inner Revolution that is sweeping our world, and Inner Revolutionary Radio is your platform. We may not be perfect, but we are standing up to mindless conformity, facing our negative patterns and beliefs, working together to make this a better world. Inner Revolutionary Radio gives us a voice and a way of joining forces. We share a vision: a recognition of our Oneness with one another and the planet; an acknowledgement of our Accountability for our impact on ourselves and each other; a dedication to Mutual Support, knowing that we can’t thrive in a world that is not also thriving. And we’re developing the courage to stand up to all tyrannies, even those in our heads. Each week we offer News of the Inner Revolution and introduce you to guests who are shaking up the world. Tune in, participate, and support this vision.
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.