Welcome to my site! I am a Unity minister and host of the weekly radio show World Spirituality. You will find numerous podcasts of my Sunday messages as well as links to my radio shows. Check out my blog for my latest thoughts and insights.

The images above feature photographs I have taken during my travels.

Bio

Paul John Roach is a native of Wales, UK. A graduate of Jesus College, Oxford University, he has BA and MA degrees in English and a postgraduate degree in Education from the University of Wales. Paul has been the minister at Unity of Fort Worth since 1988 after ordination from Unity Ministerial School in Kansas City, Missouri. Paul has traveled extensively throughout the world including extended stays in India and Nepal.

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Radio Show

In World Spirituality, exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Paul John Roach a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet earth’s spiritual landscape with insight, humor and practical advice for a safe yet adventurous trip.

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Weekly Messages

These messages represent a spectrum of ideas presented throughout the year at Unity Fort Worth. They are designed to be relevant, often humorous, and thought provoking. As a student of world religions and someone drawn to the mystical path you will find references from many wisdom traditions and, as a lover of music, there are references to the wisdom found in rock-n-roll lyrics as well. Listen to a re-broadcast of the sermon Sun. at 9:00pm CST on KFTW975.org

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Royal Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Investigating Islam

What do we really know about the Muslim religion?
Is so called Islamic terrorism a real threat?
How can Rumi, a Muslim, be America’s favorite poet?
How can we gain clarity in the midst of fear and prejudice?
Tune in to World Spirituality’s six-week series on Islam and its impact in today’s world. Host Paul John Roach will interview professors, broadcasters, writers, and people trying to make sense of a complex world. Themes include: terrorism, the nature of ISIS, Sufi poetry, pluralism within Islam, and the problem of prejudice and discrimination.

  • January 26, 2016 – Prejudice and Discrimination–Why? A discussion on the divisions in our country and our world with Paul and his wife Wendy.
  • February 2, 2016 – The Nature of ISIS – With Associate Professor of Islamic and Religious Studies at Texas Christian University Dr. Yushau Sodiq.
  • February 9, 2016 – The World of Islam – With Professor, singer, songwriter, and blogger Peter Bolland.
  • February 16, 2016 – The Gift of Sufi Poetry – With author and broadcaster Maggy Whitehouse.
  • February 23, 2016 – Modern Day Terrorism – With Dr. Mark Dennis, Professor of East Asian Religions at Texas Christian University.
  • March 1, 2016 – A listeners’ discussion of what we have learned about the impact of Islam in today’s world. 
By Rodw (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Glastonbury Myths

This poem was written on December 9th 2015 in response to a newspaper article I read saying that the Glastonbury myths have been exposed and proved false. These myths include the legend of Joseph of Arimathea bringing the cup of the last supper to Glastonbury; the story that Glastonbury is Avalon and that King Arthur

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