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New Directions in Prayer: The Jesus Prayer

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“Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner”

Listen to “The Jesus Prayer: An Ancient Christian Prayer in the Context of Community” in full here:

This program was made possible through a grant from the Social Science Research Council, with support of the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect the views of the Social Science Research Council or the John Templeton Foundation.

The Jesus Prayer: An Ancient Christian Prayer in the Context of Community

New Directions in Prayer is a three-part series of one-hour radio episodes produced by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life for its media project Rethinking Religion. "The Jesus Prayer: An Ancient Christian Prayer in the Context of Community," the second episode in the series, utilizes a vast collection of existing ethnographic field studies recorded at the world’s oldest active monasteries and hermitages in Egypt, Mt. Sinai, Mt. Athos, Greece, Romania, and Russia to bring the virtually unknown Jesus Prayer and the ancient practice of hesychia (silence and stillness) to American audiences.

Discover more about the sites discussed in this episode at right. Full, unedited interviews with the people featured in "The Jesus Prayer" are also available.

This program was made possible through a grant from the Social Science Research Council, with support of the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect the views of the Social Science Research Council or the John Templeton Foundation.

New Directions in Prayer: Trauma and Prayer

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New Directions in Prayer is a three-part series of one-hour radio episodes produced by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life for its media project Rethinking Religion.  “Trauma and Prayer,” the first episode in the series, explores the role prayer plays in the lives of people who have experienced abuse or extreme trauma. With Dr. Norris J. Chumley as Series Host and Executive Producer and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, author of Trauma and Grace, as featured commentator, the episode focuses not only on distinct forms of prayer, but also on the varied areas in which prayer is used to mitigate the impact of abuse and/or trauma. Listen to the full episode and full length interviews with the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones and William Moyers below.

Listen to “Trauma and Prayer” in full here:

 

A transcript of this episode will be available soon.

Below, listen to Rev. Dr. Serene Jones’s full interview.  Reverend Doctor Serene Jones speaks about the relationship of prayer and trauma.

 

Below, listen to William Moyer’s full interview.  William Moyer speaks about the relationship of prayer to addiction recovery.

 

This program was made possible through a grant from the Social Science Research Council, with support of the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect the views of the Social Science Research Council or the John Templeton Foundation.