Bernard Starr, PhD

Bernard Starr, Ph.D. formerly professor of developmental and educational psychology at the City University of New York. He is founder, author and editor of a number of publications and books on psychology, aging and spirituality. For seven years he was writer, producer and host of an award winning radio commentary, "The Longevity Report," and currently produces and hosts T.V. documentaries on meaningful, active and productive living in the third age of life (Phoenix Rising T.V. Productions). His numerous op-ed and commentary articles for the Scripps Howard News Service have appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. He is currently President of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy and is the main United Nations representative for the Institute of Global Education that founded the Mucherla Global School in Mucherla, India. Starr is one of the founders of "The Center for Learning and Living," a lifelong learning program, where he teaches a course on Spirituality and Psychology in Film. For the last 25 years he has been a spiritual seeker experiencing many traditions worldwide. His latest book, "Escape Your Own Prison:Why We Need Spirituality And Psychology To Be Turly Free" (Rowman and Littlefield) explores spirituality as a psychology of consciousness.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 a 6:18pm
Untold numbers of Jews were slaughtered over the centuries for the charge that they--the Jews collectively--were "Christ Killers." Yet a careful reading of the Gospels reveals that few if any Jews screamed,"crucify him."
Saturday, September 7, 2013 a 2:00pm
Medieval and Renaissance artworks typically pictured Jesus and his family as blond fair skinned Northern Europeans in palatial Romanesque settings surrounded by anachronisms of latter-day saints and Christian artifacts, devoid of any Jewish connection.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 a 7:10pm
Not only were Christians discouraged from reading the Bible on heir own, translations into native languages were forbidden as late as the 16th century. This article will tell you why.
Friday, May 3, 2013 a 6:38pm
Jesus was a dedicated practicing Jew who could be found in a synagogue when not preaching outdoors--especially on the Sabbath. That's what the Gospels tell us.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 a 11:01am
Christian leaders throughout history perpetrated violent acts totally antithetical to Jesus' teachings. In a mock trial Jesus confronts them to explain where in his teaching they find justification for heinous acts.