'This Conversation With You is a Meditation'
Interview with presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, a New Age vegan CatholicNew Age principles. Though raised a Catholic, he has been endorsed by a who's-who of spiritual teachers, authors and gurus, including Deepak Chopra, Matthew Fox, Neale Donald Walsch, and Wayne Dyer.
This interview, conducted by Beliefnet Editor-in-Chief Steven Waldman, is one in a series with the candidates.
A lot of people have strong feelings--positive or negative--about Catholic education. Where do you fit in spectrum?
Very positive. And I attribute it to the [nuns] who dedicated their lives to the religious. I was very fortunate. These are some of the most significant, important people in my life and I treasure their memories.
Would it be possible to summarize the message they taught you about the nature of Christianity?
About always doing the right thing no matter what, about never being afraid to take a stand. About a sense of personal responsibility for one's actions.
So what part of your genetic makeup as a politician came from that?
Social conscience. In the spirit of a Dorothy Day, in the spirit of Pope Leo XIII, in the spirit of Pope Paul VI andPopulorum Progressio