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By Frank Kaufmann
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The Comfort Women Controversy: Not Over Yet: Interview with Professors Thomas J. Ward, and William D. Lay

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Scholars Interview with Dr. Bruce Tallman, Author of God's Ecstatic Love
Dr. Bruce Tallman is an author, spiritual director, and marriage coach. As a full-time spiritual director since 2002, Dr. Tallman has worked with laity and clergy from every Christian denomination. He has published two books for spiritual directors (one of them, Finding Seekers: How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice from Beginning to Full-Time Employment, is a bestseller in the field). He is passionate about his mission, which is to help people grow in wisdom and love. In this interview, we discuss his latest publication, God's Ecstatic Love. Visit us at Professor's World Peace Academy here Podcast transcript available here
01:00:20
July 10, 2022
On Speech
This episode reflects related the social and political affirmation of human freedom and the God-given right to free speech, with the concept of "the Word," as found in various sacred Scripture Join us on PWPA  Transcript to follow soon 
20:10
March 20, 2022
Interview on "People of the Book" with Professor Craig Considine
The Christians that lived around the Arabian Peninsula during Muhammad's lifetime are shrouded in mystery. Some of the stories of the Prophet's interactions with them are based on legends and myths, while others are more authentic and plausible. But who exactly were these Christians? Why did Muhammad interact with them as he reportedly did? And what lessons can today's Christians and Muslims learn from these encounters? Scholar Craig Considine, one of the most powerful global voices speaking in admiration of the prophet of Islam, provides answers to these questions. Through a careful study of works by historians and theologians, he highlights an idea central to Muhammad's vision: an inclusive Ummah, or Muslim nation, rooted in citizenship rights, interfaith dialogue, and freedom of conscience, religion and speech. In this unprecedented sociological analysis of one of history's most influential human beings, Considine offers groundbreaking insight that could redefine Christian and Muslim relations. Join us at Professors World Peace Academy Transcript available here
52:19
March 05, 2022
Interview with Professor Alon Ben Meir on Israel Palestine Relations
This interview covers important and promising innovations in Professor Ben Meir's latest writing on Israeli-Palestinian relations.  Visit us at Professor's World Peace Academy here: https://www.pwpa.org/ Transcript available here
49:02
January 29, 2022
Interview with Dr. Gordon Anderson on the IJWP, and Systems Analysis of Institutions
The final issue of the International Journal on World Peace (IJWP) was published in December 2021. In this podcast, Dr. Anderson tells some of the journal's 38-year history, and part of the interview looks at the structure and health of institutions as they impact our lives. 
52:18
January 22, 2022
Urgent Action to Rescue Afghanis from Taliban Genocide
An interview with Congressman Mark Siljander about his international efforts to rescue vulnerable Afghanis from terror and extermination under Taliban rule
48:07
November 05, 2021
Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine: An Interview with Professor Alon Ben Meir
Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine: An Interview with Professor Alon Ben Meir An independent Israeli and Palestinian states can peacefully coexist and be sustained only through the establishment of a confederation. Read the full article on the website of the Professors World Peace Academy
41:43
October 22, 2021
9/11, the Psalms, and Peace: An Interview with Professor Luonne Rouse
Professor Luonne Rouse offers thoughts and hope on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US homeland
20:06
September 11, 2021
Interview with Interfaith Veteran, Robyn LeBron-Anders: "Do You Think We Will Ever Get It Right?"
This is an especially good interview for anyone interested in Interfaith either personally or professionally. It contains valuable information for everyone from first time beginners, to seasoned interfaith veterans Robyn E. Lebron Writes in the arena of World Religion. Her books received the 2018 Best in class DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award for Excellence in Religious Communication, given annually by Religion Communicators Council. Her book "Finding Common Ground between Science and Spiritually" was awarded the DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Merit in 2019. She also was recognized internationally by The Books For Peace Commission 2019 for those who have distinguished themselves in the activities of peace and solidarity. Ms Lebron manages Interfaith Professionals on LinkedIn, with over 5,400 members, has written articles for United Religions Initiative, Harmony Interfaith Initiative, The Interfaith Observer. You can read along with a rough transcript of the interview here: 
39:23
March 17, 2021
Author Bill Gertz on China and his most recent work, Deceiving the Sky
Full and clear interview with journalist and author Bill Gertz. A special part of this conversation includes Bill's deeper insights into his most recent book Deceiving the Sky 
44:21
March 02, 2021
Lao-tse, Taoism (Daoism), and the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing): Conversation with Solala Towler
Please enjoy this enriching conversation with 30 year Taoism practitioner and teacher Solala Towler.  Be sure to visit Abode of the Eternal Tao (abodetao.com)
58:01
January 17, 2021
Human Health, Food Quality and Soil Health: Interview with Professor Rattan Lal
In this episode, Mr. Gregg Jones interviews Professor Rattan Lal on vital issues related to soil health. This is a conversation of genuine education and inspiration. We are grateful for this clear and inspiring time with Professor Lal Dr. Rattan Lal has been Awarded the World Food Prize, 2020
47:44
December 23, 2020
Scientific and Medical Research Into Transgender Treatments for Children: Interview with Doctor Jonathan Wells
This interviews examines medical and scientific roots of transgenderism. Important information about this research, and how to find this 7 part series is here. Please go to this PWPA article to supplement Dr. Well's interview and live explanations here. 
50:48
December 22, 2020
Spirituality and India's Environmental Challenges: Interview with Award Winning, Columbia University Scholar, Professor Jack Hawley
This important and timely interview with Jack Hawley, Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University. Delves into the intersection between religious and political life in India, and the impact on the environment and health of its sacred rivers and beyond.  A must listen for specialists and new learners alike
53:50
November 24, 2020
Jihadi violence and the threat of radicalization: Interview with Dr. Tawfik Hamid
Europe is experiencing a resurgence of brutal, grotesque violence in recent day, including beheadings and murders in France, as well and mass murder shootings in Vienna. This interview with Dr. Tawfik Hamid examines these phenomena, seeking knowledge of both the roots and proposed solutions in response to such horror.
31:16
November 17, 2020
PWPA Interview - Thomas Block, author of Shalom/Salaam
A rich exploration of the work, experiences, research and thought of Thomas Block, author of Shalom Salaam: A Story of Mystical Fraternity
55:32
October 16, 2020
Twelve Gates Interview - Thomas Block, author of Shalom/Salaam
A rich exploration of the work, experiences, research and thought of Thomas Block, author of Shalom Salaam: A Story of Mystical Fraternity 
55:26
October 16, 2020
Professor Joseph Terwilliger: Genetics and Human Migration
This is the first of a multipart interview with Professor Joseph Douglas Terwilliger, an American geneticist and professor of neurobiology at the Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
42:24
September 15, 2020
Twelve Gates Interview with Dr. Craig Considine, Author of "The Humanity of Muhammad"
This is an outstanding interview with Dr. Craig Considine, author of "The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View." Dr. Considine does serious research, and communicates clearly with the purpose to promote greater understanding among Christian and Muslim believers
58:60
August 09, 2020
PWPA Interview with Dr. Craig Considine, Author of "The Humanity of Muhammad"
This is an outstanding interview with Dr. Craig Considine, author of "The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View." Dr. Considine does serious research, and communicates clearly with the purpose to promote greater understanding among Christian and Muslim believers 
58:59
August 09, 2020
The Path to Peace: Transforming Pain into Love, an Interview with Dr. Drissa Kone
This dramatic interview is with a redeemed soul who has risen from imprisonment and torture to become an effective scholar and activist for forgiveness and workable paths to peace
46:24
July 15, 2020
Lessons for Today from The Truth and Reconciliation Commissions of Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Conversation with Professor Hanoch Ben Pazi
A stirring and moving conversation with Professor Hanoch Ben Pazi, on his on his time in South Africa, his research into the Post Apartheid, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the insightful wisdom of philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas
48:34
July 12, 2020
The Comfort Women Controversy: Not Over Yet: Interview with Professors Thomas J. Ward, and William D. Lay
This riveting, haunting, and informative interview touches on a phenomenon of intense impact that moves the listener to concerns of the heart, and to a deeper grasp of delicate geopolitical realities of our time
46:22
May 28, 2020
The History and Future of Vrindavan: Interview with Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami
Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami is a world figure of our time who both inherited and embodies the profound spirituality of Lord Chaitany Mahaprabhu, the founder of his tradition and of his family
39:15
May 20, 2020
The New Anti-Semitism: Interview with Professor Charles Selengut
This episode examines what Professor Selengut warns to be the arising of a New Anti-Semitism in America. Eminently honest, courageouos, and challenging
39:14
May 11, 2020
Institutional Viruses and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Dr. Gordon Anderson discusses parallels between the covid-19 impact on its human victims, and similar parasitic attacks on systems and institutions.
26:46
April 28, 2020