Be a Religion Whisperer — and Save Humanity!

Janis Hunt Johnson
7 min readMay 21, 2022

whisperer: noun [with modifier] A person who is unusually skilled in calmly guiding, encouraging, or leading other people; also commonly applied to the taming or training of a specified type of animal, typically using body language and gentle vocal encouragement rather than physical contact. These meanings of the word whisperer are a result of the popularity of the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer.

Religion, Instead of Dividing Us, Can Unite Us.

With the future of American democracy on the line because of pervasive disinformation and corruption, and the very survival of humanity hanging in the balance due to climate change, we don’t have time to argue. And we don’t have time to be fearful or defeatist.

What we humans have been doing until now isn’t sustainable. Partisanship, xenophobia, white nationalism, chauvinism, racism, bigotry. . .these are done.

As a species, we are on a trajectory for self-destruction. There’s still time to save ourselves, but in order to do so we must have the moral courage to find a new way to be.

How we live our lives makes a difference. Yes, you make a difference.

Besides all the vitally important political, environmental, social, and personal decisions we can make as individuals to combat authoritarianism, climate change, consumerism, and so on, there’s something more we can do — as believers.



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.