Repossessing Virtue Project

Repossessing Virtue Project

Mapping Your Voices on the Economic Downturn

Your Stories, Your Voices

This map contains a diverse array of listener responses, eight of which we just included in our program "Living Differently, Beyond Economic Crisis." We received thoughtful essays from around the world on how people's lives have changed in response to the economic crisis — and how for some, it's challenged or reinforced their core values.

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Your Voices, Your Stories

Voices from Past Shows
April 1, 2009
Phyllis Tickle
Phyllis Tickle

religion editor

» listen (mp3, 16:03)


March 6, 2009
Anita Barrows
Anita Barrows

poet, psychologist

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 15:17)


March 3, 2009
Elliot Dorff
Elliot Dorff

rabbi

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 15:19)


February 23, 2009
Vigen Guroian
Vigen Guroian

theologian/educator

» listen (mp3, 19:37)


February 9, 2009
Majora Carter
Majora Carter

urban activist

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 8:46)


February 6, 2009
Anchee Min
Walnut Creek, California
Anchee Min

novelist

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 16:47)


January 23, 2009
Greg Epstein
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Greg Epstein

humanist chaplain

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 11:47)


January 22, 2009
Sharon Salzberg
Barre, Massachusetts
Sharon Salzberg

Buddhist teacher

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 9:17)


January 21, 2009
Robert Millet
Provo, Utah
Robert Millet

LDS scholar

» listen (mp3, 19:40)


January 16, 2009
Pankaj Mishra
London, England
Pankaj Mishra

journalist

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 14:06)


January 13, 2009
David Hilfiker
Washington, DC
David Hilfiker

physician

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 10:41)


December 25, 2008
Joan Chittister
Erie, Pennsylvania
Joan Chittister

Benedictine nun

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 16:33)


December 20, 2008
Shane Claiborne
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shane Claiborne

preacher

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 14:10)


December 11, 2008
Rachel Naomi Remen
Mill Valley, California
Rachel Naomi Remen

physician

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 23:20)


December 8, 2008
Esther Sternberg
Bethesda, Maryland
Esther Sternberg

stress researcher

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 12:28)


December 2, 2008
Prabhu Guptara
Ermatingen, Switzerland
Prabhu Guptara

Swiss banker

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 14:33)


November 26, 2008
Martin Marty
Chicago, Illinois
Martin Marty

religious historian

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 14:52)


Voices from All Walks of Life
April 5, 2009
Abeer Raazi
Westerville, Ohio
Abeer Raazi

college student

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 17:49)


April 5, 2009
Emily Muschinske
South Orange, New Jersey
Emily Muschinske

unemployed illustrator

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 21:22)


April 5, 2009
Marc Mullinax
Asheville, North Carolina
Marc Mullinax

college professor

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 21:44)


April 5, 2009
Ellen Williams
Richmond, Virginia
Ellen Williams

retired

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 22:36)


April 5, 2009
Oana Marian
Los Angeles, California
Oana Marian

filmmaker

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 19:59)


April 5, 2009
Jim King
Telford, Pennsylvania
Jim King

business owner

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 13:07)


April 3, 2009
Serene Jones
Manhattan, New York
Serene Jones

seminary president

» listen (mp3, 16:38)


March 27, 2009
Lia Hadley
Lübeck, Germany
Lia Hadley

IT consultant

» read essay
» listen (mp3, 19:32)


March 30, 2009
Khalid Kamau
Harlem, New York
Khalid Kamau

unemployed analyst

» read essay
» read blog
» listen (mp3, 23:20)


March 11, 2009
Marie Howe
Manhattan, New York
Marie Howe

poet, teacher

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 15:53)


February 14, 2009
Katie Ford
New Orleans, Louisiana
Katie Ford

poet

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 17:21)


January 26, 2009
Ayman Amer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ayman Amer

economics professor

» read blog
» listen (mp3, 20:24)


February 14, 2009
Jessica Sundheim
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Jessica Sundheim

store clerk

» read blog



Selected Reading

Trusting our Deeper Knowing: On Cataclysms, Contemplation, and Circles of Trust
Read Parker Palmer's essay reflecting on tumultuous times and the need for circles of trust.

About the Project

Over the past several months, we've been exploring the spiritual and moral aspects of the economic downturn and flaws that have been exposed in financial systems. Online and on air, we've generated a challenging, edifying, cross-cultural conversation called Repossessing Virtue. We continue to look for fresh thinking and language for talking about what has happened and why — not just in terms of financial tools and strategies but in terms of personal conscience and values. We're looking for practical resources for individual and communal evaluation and renewal, moving forward from this crisis.

In exploring the moral, spiritual, and practical aspects of the economic downturn, we've asked past guests, listeners, and other familiar voices for their wisdom and insight about the changing economic climate.