June 16, 2015 – Faith & Culture: Father’s Day with Rabbi Harold Kushner
Season 7, Episode 24
It’s coming up this Sunday, so, on this episode of Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll discuss faith and Father’s Day. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father was a Civil War veteran and a single parent of six children. After hearing a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, Dodd insisted to her pastor that there should be a similar holiday celebrating father’s. However, the holiday was largely resisted and ignored in the U.S. until 1966, when President Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We’ll talk about both fatherhood, and also what it means to be a man. Is faith at odds with culture regarding this question of manhood in America? We’ll talk about it from our differing faith perspectives with best selling author, Rabbi Harold Kushner (pictured right). “Walk like a man, talk like man…” but what does it really mean to be a man? Listen now to Friends Talking Faith.