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The Filter Ep. 3: ‘Dear God’

How Kansas Citians Use Spirituality to Ease Pandemic Stress

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Above image credit: How are Kansas Citians using spirituality in these days? Our podcast talks to three people whose spirituality is important to them. (Canva Collage)

Some people go on runs to cope with stress. Some tackle home projects. And others pray or meditate. 

That got us thinking. What does spirituality mean to people right now? Some research suggests that religion and spirituality have positive effects on mental health and sense of well-being.

But we wanted to hear from real people. In this episode, we talk to guests in three different spiritual practices: Orthodox Christianity, Astrology and Islam. 

They discuss the role of religion in social justice, the power of positive thinking and how learning a new language can forge a deeper connection with faith.

We have three guests in this episode. Joshua Loller is a lecturer in the religious studies department at the University of Kansas, as well as a priest of an Orthodox Christian church in Lawrence, Kansas. Cindy McKean is an astrologist and tarot card reader. And Mahnaz Shabbir is an entrepreneur and practicing Muslim.

Enjoy this episode of “The Filter.” Feedback is always welcome.

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