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Sexy Spirituality

Mar 18, 2019

Sexy Spirituality Episode #28

The Spirituality of Social Activism



Lezli Goodwin

Sonia Byrne

Guest: Jeffrey Kealoha Ryan


Opening Chat

Sonia, Lezli and Jeffrey chat about their favorite Las Vegas experiences, as Rev. Jeffrey prepares to move from Vegas to Riverside, California.


The Spirituality of Social Activism

  • Rev. Jeffrey was lead into the work of ministerial social activism as a person who grew up in the LGBTQ experience and felt marginalized at times. Also, coming to the mainland from his home state of Hawaii highlighted the presence of "isms" that he had not previously experienced.
  • What about the "political" question? The majority of the issues are not political, but are human rights issues. They might get politicized, but they are not actually political.
  • Minsters are called upon to lead with our prophetic voice. Who better to lead the charge for humanitarian and ethical issues.
  • Advice for ministers and centers who are looking into this work: Get clear on your intentions, have a lot of conversation within the community before moving forward, watch the news and familiarize yourself with the actually goings-on in your community, reach out to effective local partners to accomplish more.


Something Good


Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living is offering a FREE one-week Rise & Shine Morning Mindfulness Practice on Zoom beginning March 25, 6:30 AM PST. You can register at



 Riverside CSL is also offering a book discussion April 16th, 23rd & 30th.  We'll be discussing the book Stained Glass Spirit by Tracy Brown. It's a practical way to link diversity and inclusion to your ministry's mission. 6:00-7:00 PM PST on Zoom. You can register at




I just released a new book this month. "Built on Faith: Transform Your Life through Affirmative Prayer" is the how-to on affirmative prayer that I wish I'd had when I was learning. Whether you are just starting affirmative prayer or you're looking for a great textbook for your prayer classes, this is the book for you. 


We'll see you March 25 for our next episode of Sexy Spirituality. Share your thoughts with us at