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Interfaith Voices

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Interfaith Voices is the nation’s leading public radio show about faith, ethics and spirituality. Each week we offer you analyses of the big headlines alongside lesser-told stories – those of Orthodox Jewish artists and African-American atheists, Muslim feminists and spiritual seekers. Through these stories, a rough sketch of our country’s religious landscape begins to emerge. It’s a marketplace of beliefs and ideas too complex for sound bites, and too important to ignore.

That’s why Interfaith Voices matters.

We believe interfaith understanding is more than hollow jargon. It is integral to being informed and engaged citizens in the most religiously diverse country on earth. Polite society might try to avoid talking about religion and politics, but Interfaith Voices believes that we must talk about both – together.

We strive to:

  • educate the public about the religious and ethical issues behind the news
  • explore the mystery of spiritual experience
  • invite guests and listeners from a wide diversity of traditions, including those with no religion
  • promote dialogue, especially on contentious moral topics
  • present many faith traditions and points of view – faithfully, clearly and compellingly

Interfaith Voices does not preach or proselytize, and is not affiliated with any religious organization. We are an independent public radio program.

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Religion and the Race to the White House February 2, 2016 | 12:00 pm

As the Iowa caucuses approach, we take a look at how presidential candidates are bringing God into their campaigns. Plus, is it a good strategy?

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Do Christians, Muslims, and Jews Worship the Same God? January 26, 2016 | 12:00 pm

A rabbi, reverend, and an imam meet in the studio (this is not a joke) to explore whether they worship the same God and what the answers to this question mean for interfaith relations.

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Can You “Pray Away the Gay”? January 19, 2016 | 12:00 pm

This week, it's a whole hour on the different ways people reconcile their faith and sexual orientation: from conversion therapy, to acceptance, to celibacy.

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A Saudi-Iran Rivalry or a Sunni-Shia Conflict? January 12, 2016 | 12:00 pm

After the Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shia cleric, a new round of diplomatic and sectarian crises erupts in the Middle East.

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Rapture Theology and the Human Longing for Immortality January 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Nearly all religions address what happens after we die. This week, a whole hour on (im)mortality, resurrection, and the human desire to live forever.

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Who Was the Prophet Muhammad? Plus, Islam 101 December 29, 2015 | 12:00 pm

An in-depth look at the most attacked founder of any of the world’s great religions: the Prophet Muhammad.

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2015 Religion News Roundup December 22, 2015 | 12:00 pm

This week, we review the top religion stories of 2015--from gay marriage, to ISIS, to Pope Francis' climate message. Two religion reporters weigh in.

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Combating Islamophobia and How ISIS Distorts the Quran December 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm

A panel of Muslim-Americans responds to Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. And two scholars put the Quran's 'sword verses' in context.

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The First African-American to Lead Episcopal Church & ‘Chaplains’ Comes to PBS December 8, 2015 | 12:00 pm

The new chief pastor of a church once called the 'church of the white establishment' is Michael Curry, an African-American bishop from North Carolina.

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Why Corruption Breeds Religious Extremism and Prayer for a Fragile Planet December 1, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Bribes in exchange for drivers licenses. Sex in exchange for fair trials. Why corruption--the misuse of public office for personal gain--can fuel religious extremism.

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