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Religious Tribes Competing For The Soul Of One Person!

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THE GRAND FINALE

THIS WEEK: THE GRAND FINALE

Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

Saturday, March 12, 2016.

After 5 Tribes have “competed” for the soul of our soulSURVIVOR…
Robert Millet – Tribe Mormonism
Arun Gandhi (Gandhi’s Grandson) – Tribe Hinduism
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf – Tribe Muslim
Robert Thurman – Tribe Buddhism
William P. Young – Tribe Christianity
… today we’ll find out which Tribe our soulSURVIVOR has chosen as the one he is now most interested in either joining or just exploring further.

www.soulsurvivor.ca
Listen to the interview:soulSURVIVOR

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TRIBE CHRISTIANITY

THIS WEEK: Representing Tribe Christianity – Paul Young, International Bestselling Author Of The Shack

Saturday, March 5, 2016.
A movie adaptation of The Shack is currently in production and will be released by Lionsgate Films on August 16, 2016. Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash Of The Titans) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) will star in it. The book has sold over 25 million copies and was #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for forty-nine consecutive weeks. The demand for this debut novel sparked international attention and has been translated into thirty-four languages.
Book Synopsis: In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.
www.wmpaulyoung.com

(TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today’s segment, one of our finalists who weren’t chosen to be this year’s soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR’S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)
Listen to the interview:soulSURVIVOR

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW soulSURVIVOR – GREGG!

THIS WEEK: Due to personal and health issues, our previous soulSURVIVOR Ryan is unable to continue participating with the show. So today we would like to introduce to you our new soulSURVIVOR 2016 – GREGG!
CLICK HERE to learn more about our NEW soulSURVIVOR.

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Dr. James Beverley

Dr. James A. Beverley — Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, Author of Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions
Jim Beverley’s books have been a constant resource for Drew as he interviews various religious leaders. Today, our soulSURVIVOR will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Beverley questions after listening to four religious Tribal leaders explain their faith.

Listen to the interview:soulSURVIVOR

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TRIBE BUDDHISM

THIS WEEK: Representing Tribe Buddhism – Robert Thurman, First American Ordained Tibetan Monk

Saturday, February 20, 2016.
Having been named by Time as one of the “25 Most Influential Americans,” Robert Thurman has cultivated a worldwide awareness of Tibet through his writing, translation of important Buddhist texts, and activism. He is the co-founder and president of Tibet House U.S., along with actor Richard Gere and modern composer Philip Glass (among others) at the behest of the 14th H.H. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Mr. Thurman is also the Je Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States. Bob has been a personal friend of the Dalai Lama for over 40 years and has been hailed by the New York Times as “the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism”.
www.bobthurman.com

UPDATE: Due to personal and health issues, our soulSURVIVOR RYAN is unable to continue participating with the show. But the competition MUST go on! So, we would like to introduce to you our new soulSURVIVOR 2016 – GREGG!
CLICK HERE to learm more about Gregg.

(TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today’s segment, one of our finalists who weren’t chosen to be this year’s soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR’S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)

Listen to the interview with Robert Thurman:Robert Thurman

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TRIBE MUSLIM

THIS WEEK: Representing Tribe Muslim – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Hamza Yusuf is a cofounder and current president of Zaytuna College, located in Berkeley, California. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. He also serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, one of the top jurists and masters of Islamic sciences in the world. Recently, Hamza Yusuf was ranked as “the Western world’s most influential Islamic scholar” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims. The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reported that “Hamza Yusuf is arguably the west’s most influential Islamic scholar.” Similarly, The New Yorker magazine reported that Yusuf is “perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world”. Hamza Yusuf has authored several encyclopedia articles and research papers. Shaykh Hamza was born in Washington State and raised in Northern California. In 1977, he became Muslim and subsequently traveled to the Muslim world and studied for ten years in the U. A. E., Saudi Arabia, as well as North and West Africa. He received teaching licenses in various Islamic subjects from several well-known scholars in various countries. After ten years of studies abroad, he returned to the USA and earned degrees in Religious Studies and Health Care. He has traveled all over the world giving talks on Islam. He also founded Zaytuna Institute which has established an international reputation for presenting a classical picture of Islam in the West and which is dedicated to the revival of traditional study methods and the sciences of Islam. Shaykh Hamza is the first American lecturer to teach in Morocco’s prestigious and oldest University, the Qarawiyin in Fes. In addition, he has translated into modern English several classical Arabic traditional texts and poems. Shaykh Hamza currently resides in Northern California with his wife and five children.
www.facebook.com/ShaykhHamzaYusuf

(TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today’s segment, one of our finalists who weren’t chosen to be this year’s soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR’S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)

Listen to the interview with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf:Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

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GETTING TO KNOW OUR SOULSURVIVOR 2016

THIS WEEK: Ryan, our soulSURVIVOR 2016, is currently battling some private issues. So we thought that we would take a break from the “contest” and just check in with Ryan to see how he’s doing and what impact, if any, soulSURVIVOR has had on him so far.

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Last week we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Arun Gandhi (grandson of THE Gandhi) but just didn’t feel we had enough time to do his journey justice. So this week, Drew has invited Mr. Gandhi back on the show for a personal one on one interview!
Listen to the interview with Ryan:RYAN
Listen to the interview with Arun Gabdhi:Arun Gandhi

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TRIBE HINDU!

TODAY’S TRIBAL LEADER:
TRIBE HINDU: ARUN GANDHI – Grandson of THE Gandhi

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Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. For years, he has participated in the Renaissance Weekend deliberations with President Clinton and other well-respected Rhodes Scholars. Other engagements have included speaking at the United Nations, Chicago Children’s Museum, the Women’s Justice Center in Ann Arbor, Young President’s Organization in Mexico, the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting in Milan, Italy, the Peace and Justice Center in St. Louis, Missouri, The Scottish Parliament and many more. Arun has also spoken at Universities and Colleges in all 50 states of the USA. Shortly after Arun married his wife Sunanda, they were informed the South African government would not allow her to accompany him there. Sunanda and Arun decided to live in India, and Arun worked for 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India. Together, Arun and Sunanda started projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the backbone of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. The programs changed the lives of more than half a million people in over 300 villages and they still continue to grow. Sunanda died in February of 2007 and the family is working to establish a school in poorest rural India in her name. Arun is the author of several books. The first, A Patch of White (1949), is about life in prejudiced South Africa; then, he wrote two books on poverty and politics in India; followed by a compilation of M.K. Gandhi’s Wit & Wisdom. He also edited a book of essays on World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? And, more recently, wrote The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, jointly with his late wife Sunanda.
www.arungandhi.org
(TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today’s segment, one of our finalists who weren’t chosen to be this year’s soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR’S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)

Listen to the interview on The Drew Marshall Show:
Tribe Mormon

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TRIBE MORMON!

TODAY’S TRIBAL LEADER:
TRIBE MORMON: Dr. Robert L. Millet: Leading Mormon Scholar

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Saturday, January 23, 2016.

Bob Millet is Coordinator of the Office of Religious Outreach and Professor Emeritus of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. After joining the BYU faculty in 1983, he served as chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, dean of the College of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding. He is the author or editor of over 70 books and 200 articles and book chapters dealing mostly with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths. Some of his books include A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints; Claiming Christ: A Mormon/Evangelical Debate, co-authored with Professor Gerald R. McDermott of the Beeson Divinity School; Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical, co-authored with Pastor Gregory Johnson, President of Standing Together Ministries; and Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation, co-edited with Professor Richard J. Mouw of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the co-author of the encyclopedic work, LDS Beliefs. He and his wife Shauna have six children and twelve grandchildren and reside in Orem, Utah.

Listen to the interview on The Drew Marshall Show:
Tribe Mormon

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Search for The Next soulSURVIVOR 2016!

We’ve been on the search for our new soulSURVIVOR contestant! Someone who would LOVE the opportunity to speak with some of the most respected leaders from various religions. Religious Tribes will “compete” for their soul by explaining what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

To help us choose the best contestant, today we’ll have a roundtable discussion with a few of the applicants who submitted their names to be our next soulSURVIVOR.

Listen to the interview on The Drew Marshall Show:

Applicant Roundtable Discussion

*If you’d like to be our NEXT soulSURVIVOR, email us all your contact details ASAP and explain to us why you think YOU would should be our 2nd soulSURVIVOR!
soulsurvivor@drewmarshall.ca
(Applicants must be over 18 and be able to come to our Oakville studio every Saturday afternoon from Jan 16 to Feb 13)

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UPDATE: 3 years later…

Three years ago we did it and people thought we were crazy… AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BE OUR NEW soulSURVIVOR CONTESTANT! Would YOU like the opportunity to speak with some of the most respected leaders from various religions? Religious Tribes will “compete” for YOUR soul by explaining to you what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe! So are you a genuine and passionate seeker? Would you like the opportunity to speak with some of the most respected religious leaders?

Today we chat with Catalina to find where she is at? Is she now a devout follower of Buddhism or did she find another path?
Listen to the interview on The Drew Marshall Show:

Catalina Update

*If you’d like to be our NEXT soulSURVIVOR, email us all your contact details ASAP and explain to us why you think YOU would should be our 2nd soulSURVIVOR!
soulsurvivor@drewmarshall.ca
(Applicants must be over 18 and be able to come to our Oakville studio every Saturday afternoon from Jan 16 to Feb 13)