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The Cosmic We

The Cosmic We

Hosted by Dr. Barbara Holmes and Dr. Donny Bryant

The Cosmic We podcast goes beyond race and racism to consider relatedness as the organizing principle of the universe, exploring our shared cosmic origins though a cultural lens that fuses science, mysticism, spirituality, and the creative arts. 

The Cosmic We

You can listen and subscribe to The Cosmic We through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or any podcast player of your preference. 

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Meet the Faculty

A scholar of African American spirituality and mysticism, Dr. Barbara Holmes reveals how the cosmos can expand our limited constructs of religion, race, and power. As faculty at the Center for Action and Contemplation, she teaches how God’s communal presence can inspire imagination and wisdom, especially in times of crisis. She is the author of Race and the Cosmos and Joy Unspeakable.


Explore episodes of The Cosmic We. Select the season and browse episodes below. For detailed information about each episode, please click Episode Details.

Season Five

In Season 5, Dr. Barbara Holmes and Dr. Donald Bryant interview guests spanning from activists, artists, and scholars across a variety of disciplines to unveil the “we” of us beyond color, continent, country, or kinship to conjure unseen futures in exploration of the mystery of Divine connection.

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