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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.

Upcoming episodes

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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Recent episodes

Where is God During Terror Attacks? Two Rabbis on Religious Violence November 24, 2015 | 12:00 pm

In these anxious, early days after the Paris terror attacks, we sit down with the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain to talk about violence in the name of God.

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The Morality of Guns and Martin Luther ‘s Radical Christianity November 17, 2015 | 12:00 pm

When is it morally justified to take the life of another human being? Two Christian pastors explore what it means to be "pro-life" in the gun control debate.

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Reconceiving Infertility: A New View of Childlessness in the Bible November 10, 2015 | 12:00 pm

The Bible tells us to "be fruitful and multiply." But what if you can't? This week, a new perspective on the Bible's passages about barren women.

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God and Gov: Israel Edition and Why Nice Jewish Boys Are Taking Over Israeli TV November 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm

What exactly did Israel’s founders mean when they said their country was a 'Jewish state?' And how do you write that into law? Two scholars debate.

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Catholics and Jews After Nostra Aetate and the Evangelical War on Halloween October 27, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Fifty years ago, the Vatican declared that Jews are not to blame for the death of Christ. A rabbi and a Catholic historian explore the legacy of this landmark decision. Then learn about the dark side of Halloween!!

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Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber: Pastor-Punk and Trouble at the Temple Mount October 20, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a tattooed former addict who’s logged a lot of time in church basements, talking about her struggle with alcohol and desperately seeking God.

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Life Inside a Cult, Satanic Protests and Rabbis Marrying Non-Jews October 13, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Glynn Washington is the host of radio program, 'Snap Judgment'. He says he got some of his best material from the foot-stomping preachers in an apocalyptic religious group. Then, will the taboo against Rabbis marrying outside their faith die out?

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David Gregory: Finding Faith After ‘Meet the Press’ and Inside the Nation of Islam October 6, 2015 | 12:00 pm

In the years since his messy exit from 'Meet the Press,' David Gregory has found another calling: as the author of a memoir on his own spiritual struggle.

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Supernatural Signs in the Catholic Church and Debating the Legacy of a New Saint September 29, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Many Catholics love the mysterious side of church tradition: Virgin Mary sightings, exorcisms and miracles. But is the supernatural at odds with the 21st century?

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Reaching Catholics Under 30 and Face-to-Face Apologies on Yom Kippur September 22, 2015 | 12:00 pm

We talk to three Catholic millennials--a conservative, a progressive, and a former Catholic--to learn what Pope Francis needs to do to keep young people in the pews.

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