Hosted by Writer-Scholar-Activist Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, Weekly Podcast Will Feature Interviews with a Wide Range of Leading Social Activists and Spiritual and Community Leaders
New York, October 25, 2019 – Vennly, Inc. a spiritual health platform providing timely and compelling short-form audio content from a diverse and highly curated network of top spiritual and community leaders, today announced the launch of “Spirited,” a new weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, a renowned educator, writer, and social activist.
The first season of “Spirited” will include 12 episodes, featuring interviews with comedian/social commentator Hari Kondabolu, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, activist Charlotte Clymer, the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, and other thought leaders across politics, faith/spirituality and social justice. A preview of the new podcast can be found here.
Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, who speaks regularly on issues of diversity, equity, race, and religion, said “Spirited” will showcase inspiring stories of how spirituality can lead to awareness, engagement and social action. “It’s easy to feel isolated and discouraged when our world seems so divided, but there are inspiring examples of social engagement all around us,” said Dr. Singh. “The idea for this show is to lift us up and point the way forward, providing some fun, thought-provoking, and spirited conversations along the way.”
Produced in partnership with Vennly, Inc, “Spirited” will also feature interviews with some of Vennly’s top spiritual contributors across faith traditions, offering diverse perspectives on faith and spirituality in American life.
“Across faith traditions, America’s houses of worship have historically been a critical source of community engagement and social activation,” said Vennly founder and CEO Brian Landau. “But as a recent Pew study found, religious affiliations – particularly among younger Americans – are declining as more and more individuals look to redefine faith and spirituality in a more intimate and individualized way. We believe “Spirited” is uniquely positioned to provide those of us on a spiritual journey with the connection and encouragement to social engagement so critical to community well-being and a rich spiritual life.” “Spirited” will be produced by Wonder Media Network and will be available on all major podcasting distribution services.
About Dr. Simran Jeet Singh
Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is a scholar-activist and a leading voice on equity and justice at the intersections of race, discrimination and civil rights. He teaches at Union Seminary and his work has been published in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post and more. He has two books in the works in contract with Penguin Random House. He currently serves on Governor Cuomo’s Interfaith Advisory Committee for the State of New York and as a chaplain at both NYU and Columbia University. He is the youngest person to ever receive the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Award from Harvard Divinity School. The Center for American Progress named him a Faith Leader to Watch in 2018.
About Vennly, Inc.
Vennly (joinvennly.com) is a spiritual health platform providing short-form audio content on everyday life topics from a diverse and highly curated network of top spiritual and community leaders. Vennly’s contributor Perspectives offer supportive advice and guidance designed to appeal across faith traditions. Vennly is currently in beta for iOS and will be available for Android users in early 2020.
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