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lightupwithshua podcast by Shua


Podcast in English & Urdu

https://lightupwithshua.com/ 

My name is Shua and I am the founder and host of lightupwithShua, a weekly podcast on Conscious Living and Parenting, published every Wednesday.

This is a bilingual podcast. So far I have published about 90 plus episodes. Season 1 was my a time of learning and making connections. I had some amazing guests who were supportive and graciously took time out to come to the studios in Groton, MA or be on Skype or available in Person. That is still happening. I feel very lucky and blessed to have amazing good guests on my shows.

Season 2 started with interviews with younger people in Urdu as well. Did some travel shows while in Pakistan, more coming on that.

Season 3 is starting soon and the first topic is Environment and Climate Change. Hope you will watch or listen to it.

Because LightupwithShua podcast is for people like you and me, who are full of life, always learning, striving to get better and move on to mastery.

My podcast may help people, individuals, parents and anyone who is willing to evolve and grow by listening to rich conversations from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

You and I can together learn to solve and transform our problems to solutions. How? Well by listening to the stories of amazing individuals from all age groups, all kinds of professions, cultures, and ethnicities. In addition to listening and doing call to action on the lightupwithShua website and on the shows, you will have the opportunity to attend live shows on Facebook, join the free Facebook group and attend workshops, retreats and programs that are coming up this year. So, stay tuned by visiting the website, instagram, and facebook pages.

A little story:

When I was a little young person, I would have liked to listen or watch similar programs where I could hear diverse viewpoints from multicultural backgrounds and learn from them people.

I believe this podcast is also helpful for people who are not able to travel far away for whatever reason and get this valuable information in their hands so conveniently through smart devices and other smart technology today. 

I believe that someone, somewhere will benefit from these fascinating conversations doesn't matter who they are. This is to serve you! And I think at the end of the day, that is what matters, what do you think?

In addition to you learning and benefiting from our conversations on LUWS - lightupwithshua, my esteemed interviewees have expressed that my thoughtful questions provides them the opportunity to think about things they never thought before or didn’t articulate it the way they do during our interviews. 

Some of my guests have expressed that their time with me during these interviews will help them to further ponder and transcend through similar issues discussed. So, my hope is that you will also think about the questions and our conversations in ways that will benefit you.   

Those who are regular listeners of this podcast might have gathered that I am enjoying the process of meeting people and learning from them. For me, interviewing people is like reading an infinite book, a book with never ending chapters with captivating stories.

This LUWS podcast is for people who are open to the possibilities and ready to learn. Beautiful souls looking to find any opportunity to broaden their horizon, challenge their limits and share their knowledge and experiences. Thank you for listening and watching. And if you like this podcast or any episode, please feel free to send me your comments and feedback!

A little more reminder dear listeners, you will find guests from Native American tribes, African Americans, Pakistani Americans, Jewish Americans, Indian Americans, Swedish, Pakistani, and so many more.

I am a Muslim, Pakistani-American, born in Saudi Arabia, brown immigrant who hosts and interviews Indians/Hindus, Christian-Evangelists, Rabbis, students, people of all genders, housewives, professionals, entrepreneurs, you name it!

This I think is called inclusivity and diversity. Hope you can appreciate and learn with me on this journey! In one podcast, you can find guests who are multinational, multi-faith, multicultural, non-faith, and all, talking about one topic! They are all lighting up our world with great insight and a message of hope!

And lastly, please subscribe, share, rate and review. This will be a tremendous gift to me from you.

Thank you!

Shua - شعا ع 
http://bit.ly/2nc9tZM - Youtube channel
https://goo.gl/wcF8ZS  - Tunein.com
https://rb.gy/vlfuep     - Spotify
 
https://goo.gl/rf3HQ9 - The Groton Channel

Jul 18, 2018

I had the privilege and a thrilling experience to meet and spend a few hours with two brave and genuine human beings, Samah Salaime and Noam Shuster from Wahat Al Salam/Neve Shalom/Oasis of Peace. 

What is the meaning of co-existence of Palestinians and Israeli.

I am Jewish/Israeli but I was nurtured by Palestinian mothers just like I was nurtured by my own mothers. I can’t celebrate Israeli independence day without recognizing that there is another side to the story of what happened to Palestinians in 1948 in those exact times. It doesn’t contradict or threaten my identity. I think Acknowledgement and recognition are only ways for us to truly live together on this land.” 

I like to talk a lot about existence….The Jewish narrative is a very Eurocentric narrative that we are taught about the holocaust and the history of Israel that is very main stream. And the Palestinians have their own history of the catastrophe in 1948 but within in the Jewish context what I didn’t learn in school or even in the environment I grew up in, is actually the history of my mother and my family from Iran. The non European Jewish history, we have a long history of Jews living with side by side with Muslims in the Arab North African Middle Eastern world. The holocaust happened in Europe, it didn’t happen to the Jews living side by side with Muslims, there is thousands of years of shared life , culture, politics, everything, and I think it is a shame, that we are not using this narrative." 

“...oppressed by power.”

“..we are paying the price...”

"My father is son of a holocaust survivor from Romania, and my mother was born in Iran.”

For complete conversation listen visit the following links.

http://wasns.org/was-ns-residents-address-audiences

https://www.oasisofpeace.org/contact-us

Shua - شعا ع 
http://bit.ly/2nc9tZM - Youtube channel
https://goo.gl/wcF8ZS  - Tunein.com
https://www.instagram.com/lightupwithshua/