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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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Imagining God’s Personality, Jews on Vinyl, and More August 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Is your God warm and fuzzy or downright angry? It turns out how you envision God's "personality" can predict your views on politics, science, love and more.
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Mindfulness: From Sacred Buddhist Practice To Billion-Dollar Industry August 12, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Mindfulness meditation was once an uncommon sacred tradition, practiced in Buddhist monasteries. So how did it become a universal cure-all for the ills of the middle class?
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Remembering Reporter and Priestess Margot Adler, Fighting Extreme Poverty, and More August 5, 2014 | 12:00 pm

We listen back to our 2008 interview with Margot Adler, beloved NPR reporter and one of the most inspiring explainers of modern paganism. Adler died on July 28th, at age 68.
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Evangelicals and Immigration Reform, When Piety Becomes Pathology, and More July 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm

In this episode all eyes are on America's broken immigration system after a surge of young people crossed the border. Now immigration reform has an unlikely ally: Evangelical Christians.
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Gay in the Eyes of God July 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an 'abomination.' But these strict interpretations are changing.
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My Mother the Witch, Family Secrets in ‘Pilgrim’s Wilderness,’ and More July 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm

In this weeks episode My Mother the Witch, Family Secrets in 'Pilgrim's Wilderness,' and More
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Trans People of Faith, Remembering John Bartram Rehm, and More July 1, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Many Americans are just now getting comfortable with the first part of 'LGBT.' But for others, that 'T' for transgender crosses a mental and spiritual line.
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Iraq’s Shiite-Sunni Divide, Shaker Schoolgirls Hailed as ‘Visionists’, and More June 24, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Even Al-Qaeda thinks ISIS is too extreme. We explore the newly-powerful terrorist group, which is gaining strength from the centuries-old feud between Sunnis and Shiites.
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Marcus Borg’s ‘Conversion,’ When Invented Religions Become Real, and More June 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm

In this edition hear about a revered theologian that spent part of his life doubting God. Now 72, Marcus Borg recalls how his youthful convictions fell away and he 'learned what matters most.
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Is Yoga a Religion? The Birds of the Bible and More June 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Candy Gunther Brown says that hidden metaphysical ideas behind yoga, acupuncture, and other alternative health practices might be challenging your world view for the worse.
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God and Government: France Edition, Pope Francis Visits the Holy Land, and More June 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Is Scientology a cult? The staunchly secular French government thinks so. Despite its officially equal treatment of all faiths, France strictly limits religious practice.
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Why We Lie About Going to Church, Satanists Fight for Secularism, and More May 27, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Have you ever told a white lie about going to church when you really didn't? New data show you're in good company.
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Understanding Boko Haram, The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God, and More May 20, 2014 | 12:00 pm

After Boko Haram's kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, we delve into the extremist theology fueling their violence.
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Supreme Court Rules on Prayer, The Living Goddesses of Nepal, and More May 13, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Can a town or city open its council meetings with a Christian prayer? The Supreme Court says--yes it can. Two sides debate the ruling, which squeezed by in a 5 to 4 vote.
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Hidden Religious Messages in WWI; The Moral Brain, and More May 6, 2014 | 12:00 pm

World War One wasn't just a struggle for political and economic power. It was also a clash of messianic visions--a battle over who would inherit the 'Kingdom of God.'
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How to Become a Catholic Saint, Buddhism Meets Econ 101, and More April 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Inside the first sainthood of two popes at the same time. We'll find out why Popes John Paul II and John XXIII were catapulted to heavenly status with record speed.
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The Passover Eve Shootings, Poking Fun at Religion in The New Yorker, and More April 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm

A deadly shooting outside two Jewish centers in Kansas: is anti-Semitism on the rise, or was this a hate crime by a lone wolf?
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Jimmy Carter on Women and Religion, Christian-Mulism Violence in Nigeria, and More April 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm

A diplomat and humanitarian, former President Jimmy Carter is determined to stop violence against women--especially the kind carried out in the name of religion.
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God and Government: Guatemala Edition, What We Learned from Rwanda, and More April 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm

This week we travel to Guatemala, a country still debating the legacy of its most controversial political leader, Efrain Rios Montt.
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The First Muslim in Congress, Marketing Shamanism, and More April 1, 2014 | 12:00 pm

When Rep. Keith Ellison was nominated for Congress, the first question at his press conference wasn't about taxes or foreign policy. It was, 'Aren't you a Muslim?'
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How Jesus Became God, the Spiritual Richness of the Dark, and More March 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Christians didn't always think of Jesus as the son God. It took more than 300 years, and a lot of arguing, for Jesus' divinity to become official dogma.
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Religion Minus Doctrine, The Messiah and Your Rental Contract, and More March 18, 2014 | 12:00 pm

What happens when you extract dogma, doctrine and even a belief in God from religion? You might end up with Unitarian Universalism.
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Debating Religious Freedom, The ‘Noosphere’ and Other Online Experiments, and More March 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm

A controversial bill just vetoed in Arizona set off a national conversation about how to balance gay rights with religious freedom. This week: two sides weigh in.
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Worker Rights in the 1930s, When Catholic Morals Controlled Hollywood, and More March 4, 2014 | 12:00 pm

'Labor priests' and other people of faith led the fight to pass the federal minimum wage in 1938. And the moral case to raise the wage floor hasn't changed.
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The Moral Lives of Primates, Writing Letters as a Spiritual Practice, and More February 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Our moral code is much older than our religious beliefs. In fact, we can trace human values like empathy, justice and cooperation all the way back to our animal ancestors.
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Divide Over Doctrine in the Catholic Church, Passing Faith Through Families, and More February 18, 2014 | 12:00 pm

The Pope faces a divided global flock when it comes to social issues. A new poll finds a huge gap between what the Vatican teaches and what Catholics actually practice.
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On Being Russian Orthodox, Sex Abuse in Zen Buddhism, and More February 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm

As all eyes are on Sochi, Russia, we'll find out why the Russian Orthodox Church has been a symbol of Russian pride and identity in the years since the Soviet collapse.
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New Files Reveal Decades of Priest Abuse, A Former Altar Boy’s Story, and More February 4, 2014 | 12:00 pm

More than 6,000 pages of documents offer a window into the mindset of the Catholic hierarchy--and show just how far top leaders went to protect priests accused of abuse.
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Does Religion Fuel Violence? The Mystique of Amish Romance Novels, and More January 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Does religion cause war? Two guests say most "holy wars" are less about God and more about the same earthly matters we've always fought over: money and power.
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Sister Joan Chittister on Aging Gracefully, Einstein’s God, and More January 21, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Joan Chittister's book on the elder years is not about how to age, but how to live. Now in her 70s, she reflects on finding greater meaning in the last third of life.
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Positive Thinking, The Sacrament of Smoking Weed, and More January 14, 2014 | 12:00 pm

How can you attract wealth, success and happiness into your life? For many Americans, the answer is simple: by thinking about it.
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Reza Aslan on Jesus the ‘Zealot,’ Advice from the Spirit World, And More January 7, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Reza Aslan tells the story of the historical Jesus, one of many would-be Jewish prophets who roamed the streets of ancient Palestine with a message from God.
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2013: The Year of Pope Francis December 31, 2013 | 12:00 pm

It seems just about everyone likes the new Pope - liberals, conservatives, even gay rights leaders. After just nine months as Pope, he's re-branding the Catholic Church.
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God and Government: Egypt Edition, Shariah Law, And More December 24, 2013 | 12:00 pm

With Egypt now ruled by a new, military-backed government, how far will the state go in controlling religion?
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The Divine Universe: Leonard Nimoy, E.T.s, and Physicist Brian Greene December 17, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Leonard Nimoy talks to Nadine Epstein about how Judaism inspired his poetry, photography and acting - including his interpretation of Mr. Spock.
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Is Yoga a Religion? Tweeting the Bible, and More December 10, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Candy Gunther Brown says that hidden metaphysical ideas behind yoga, acupuncture, and other alternative health practices might conflict with your own beliefs.
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The Rise of Interfaith Marriage December 3, 2013 | 12:00 pm

About forty percent of American couples are in interfaith marriages, up from twenty percent in the 1950s. We meet one Catholic-Jewish pair that's making it work.
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Jerusalem Goes 3-D, Saying Grace Through the Ages, and More November 26, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Five thousand years old and sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem is the most fought over piece of land in history. A new film seeks to answer: Why?
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The Prayers in Obama’s Inbox, Family Secrets In ‘Pilgrim’s Wilderness,’ And More November 19, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Every morning, Joshua DuBois sends the President an email. Subject line: "Devotional." They're words of inspiration, from Bible quotes to song lyrics.
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God and Government India Edition The Atheist Church and More November 12, 2013 | 12:00 pm

This week we meet the people of Juhapura, India. About ten years ago, anti-Muslim riots turned the city into a kind of ghetto – one part Hindu, the other Muslim.
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Challenging the Legend of King David, The Bishop of Bling, and More November 5, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The underdog who beat Goliath, the author of the psalms, the ancestor of the Messiah: this is how we imagine King David. But historian Joel Baden calls him an invented hero.
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The Patron Saint of Death, Recipes and Spells for Wiccan Holidays, and More October 29, 2013 | 12:00 pm

She's known as the Bony Lady, the White Girl, the Grim Reapress. And with 10 million followers and counting, Santa Muerte is now the trendiest folk saint in Mexico.
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A Prayer for Sanity in Congress, My Mother the Witch, And More October 22, 2013 | 12:00 pm

"Oh God, cover our shame with the robe of your righteousness" -- from the Senate Chaplain's morning prayer, on day nine of the federal shutdown.
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Prayer Through Poetry, Secret Surveillance of New York’s Muslims, and More October 15, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Sometimes, religion is just "too polite," says the new dean of the Washington National Cathedral. So in times of spiritual need, he often turns to poetry first.
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The Color of Christ, Inside the Westboro Baptist Church, and More October 8, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The story of how Jesus came to be depicted as a white man – and how that image is central to the history of race and religion in America.
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Christians Bombed in Pakistan, Abercrombie’s New Hijab Policy, and More October 1, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Looking for answers after the bloodiest attack on Christians in the history of modern Pakistan.
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J.D. Salinger’s Search for Enlightenment, the Birds of the Bible, and More September 24, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Why did the author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' withdraw from the world? A new biography of J.D. Salinger has a theory: the ascetic demands of Vedanta Hinduism.
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God and Government September 17, 2013 | 12:00 pm

To kick off our new series, we explore the blend of religion and state here in North America. It's a kind of compromise, a balancing act that we're still figuring out.
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The Catholic Fight Against Eugenics, Growing Up Jain in America, and More September 10, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Dozens of states forcibly sterilized about 70,000 people deemed "imbeciles" and "feeble-minded" in the 20th century. Among the first critics: Catholics.
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The Rise and Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, and More September 3, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The Muslim Brotherhood was once the most organized political group in Egypt - but now most of its leaders are in prison or on the run. How did it fall so far?
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Debating Intelligent Design, Advice from the Spirit World, and More August 27, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Though Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is over 150 years old, it's still causing controversy. Intelligent design: science, or pseudoscience?
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Eco-Spirituality, Hava Nagila: The Movie, and more August 20, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Understanding our origins; the myth of Christian persecution; and Hava Nagila: The Movie.
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‘Going Clear’ in Scientology, Religious Exemptions for Vaccines, and More August 13, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Scientology teaches that we are immortal spiritual beings, with unlimited potential. It also tests the limits of what counts as a religion.
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How Different is Pope Francis? Religion on TV, and More August 6, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Pope Francis recently told reporters he won't "judge" gay priests. But will this softening of tone mean a change in church policy?
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Jesus in Context, The Royal Baby, and More July 30, 2013 | 12:00 pm

In first-century Palestine, Jesus was one of many would-be messiahs who roamed the streets with a message from God. We find out why we still remember him 2,000 years later.
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Robes and Swords in Myanmar, Tibetan Dream Yoga, and More July 23, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Buddhism is known for its commitment to non-violence, but that hasn't stopped machete-wielding Buddhists from killing more than 200 Muslims in Myanmar in the past year.
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Egypt in Turmoil, Why the Amish Are Getting ‘Fracked,’ and More July 16, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Egypt once again finds itself in disarray, fueled in part by differing views on the proper role of Islam in government. As Egypt reels from the military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, we look at the role of religion in the uproar.
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The Pastor Who Became an Atheist, Modern Mystics, and More July 9, 2013 | 12:00 pm

A reverse-conversion story: How ex-pastor Jerry DeWitt quietly lost his faith while preaching from the pulpit.
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Gay in the Eyes of God July 2, 2013 | 12:00 pm

It's been an unprecedented week for gay and lesbian Americans with two landmark Supreme Court victories. But how are LGBT people of faith faring in the religious realm?
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Divesting from Fossil Fuels; Elie Wiesel Reflects on Mortality and More June 25, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Let the money do the talking: Why a growing number of religious groups are selling their stocks in coal, oil and gas.
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Morals and the Self-Righteous Mind, The Handwritten Bible, and More June 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

I'm right, you're wrong: this week we explore how we form our moral judgments--and why it’s so hard to see other points of view.
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With God on Our Side: From Rivalry to Reconciliation June 11, 2013 | 12:00 pm

This week on Interfaith Voices, a documentary special about struggling for common ground.
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The Story of Black Mormons, The Blurry Line Between Grief and Depression, and More June 4, 2013 | 12:00 pm

A chronicle of racial discrimination in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and how everything changed 35 years ago this month.
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Looking Forward to Jesus’ Second Coming, the Reinvention of the Buddha, and More May 28, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Why the apocalypse remains a symbol of hope and justice for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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“Orphan Theology” and the Christian Adoption Movement May 21, 2013 | 12:00 pm

From 'Orphan Sunday' to the Orphan Summit, many evangelical churches have found a new calling in overseas adoptions. But it may be doing more harm than good.
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Pew’s Muslim Survey, Writing Letters as a Spiritual Practice, and More May 14, 2013 | 12:00 pm

From Pakistan to Bangladesh, Malaysia to Egypt, we dig into one of the most comprehensive public polls of the world's Muslims in the last decade.
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The Moral Responsibility of the Media, Punk Jews, and More May 7, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Getting it first, and getting it right. In the wake of some shoddy reporting on the Boston Marathon bombings, we explore the duties of the media in covering breaking news
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The Rise of Interfaith Marriage April 23, 2013 | 12:00 pm

About forty percent of American couples are in interfaith marriages, up from twenty percent in the 1950s. We meet one Catholic-Jewish pair that's making it work.
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The Moral Lives of Primates, Questioning the Priesthood, and More April 16, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Copyright © 2013 by Frans de Waal. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Our moral code is much older than our religious beliefs. In fact, we can trace traits like empathy, justice and cooperation all the way back to our animal ancestors.
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The Ethics of Drone Warfare, Quakers, and More April 9, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Hundreds of American drones now quietly hover over Yemen, Pakistan and other Muslim countries. And they're stirring dangerous resentment among Islamic tribal groups.
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Rethinking the Resurrection, Inside the Westboro Baptist Church, and More April 2, 2013 | 12:00 pm

This Easter, a new look at the resurrection of Jesus, the core moment of Christian faith.
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St. Francis of Assisi, What Religion Teaches Us About Dying Well, and More March 26, 2013 | 12:00 pm

St. Francis of Assisi, What Religion Teaches Us About Dying Well, and More:

Wearing an old tunic and no shoes, St. Francis of Assisi devoted himself to helping the poor. We get to know the humble friar, the new Pope's namesake.
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Enter Pope Francis, Hava Nagila: The Movie, and More March 19, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The white smoke cleared, the curtains opened, and he appeared: Pope Francis, the first pontiff from outside Europe in more than a thousand years
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Eco-Spirituality, Choosing Religious Leaders, and More March 12, 2013 | 12:00 pm

A new way of understanding the Earth and our place in it. It’s a story that goes back 14 billion years, and connects us to the entire cosmos--plants, animals and stars
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Church Scandals in the Pope’s Final Days and More March 5, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The revelations keep stacking up in the Catholic Church. The latest: Great Britain's only cardinal has resigned after charges of sexual misconduct with priests.
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Understanding Salafi Muslims, the Bible in African-American Art, and More February 26, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Salafis believe they are following the ideals of the Salaf, Arabic for "ancestors." For them, these first generations of Muslims practiced a faith that was pure.
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Pope Benedict XVI Resigns, Saints as Sisters and Role Models, and More February 19, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The Pope has stepped down, for the first time in 600 years. Will the Pope emeritus still have any influence? And what kind of man should replace him?
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Muslim Surveillance: The Cost of Winning the War on Terror? February 12, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Big Brother is watching American Muslims. We look at the surveillance tactics the FBI and NYPD are using to find the 'terrorists' of tomorrow. . . today.
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Scientology February 5, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Scientology teaches that we are immortal spiritual beings, with unlimited potential. It also tests the limits of what counts as a religion.
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Public Confessions January 29, 2013 | 12:00 pm

When Lance Armstrong professed his sins to 'Pope-rah' recently, he was taking part in a favorite American ritual: the public confession. There’s something deeply satisfying about watching politicians, preachers, and celebrities admit they’re sinners. This week, we explore how our demand for public confession is rooted in America’s religious heritage.
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The Spiritual Bond Between Heschel and King, The ‘Faitheist,’ and More January 22, 2013 | 12:00 pm

The legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a Polish-born rabbi and Jewish mystic. He taught that humans are called upon to live in a way that honors the mystery of being alive.
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The Whiteness of Jesus, The Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital, and More January 15, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Countless depictions of a fair-skinned Jesus have linked whiteness with Godliness – and complicated race relations for generations of Americans.
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Madeleine Albright’s Jewish Roots, Longing for Immortality, and More January 8, 2013 | 12:00 pm

In "Prague Winter," Madeleine Albright, the former U.S. Secretary of State, reflects on her Jewish ancestry, which she didn't discover until she was vetted for the White House.
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Nuns January 1, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Nuns moved into the foreground in 2012
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Egypt in Crisis December 18, 2012 | 12:00 pm

The new Egypt holds an eclectic group of religious factions--and they've all got very different ideas about how the young government should be run.
A look at Druids and the Winter Solstice
The Mayan Calendar: Time to Head for the Hills?
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Faith at the Office – From Google to Xerox December 11, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Chik-fil-A is closed on Sundays for the Christian sabbath. Xerox takes its employees on Native American spirituality retreats. And Tyson’s Foods offers an on-site chaplain at their production factories. Now that Americans are spending more and more time in the office, businesses are stepping in to fill the spiritual void. From May 2012.

Lake Lambert, author of Spirituality, Inc.: Religion in the American Workplace

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Life in a Polygamous Marriage, and the Church of England’s Glass Ceiling December 4, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Twenty-four kids. Three wives. One husband. Introducing the Darger family, Orthodox Mormons who turn to the original teachings of Joseph Smith
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Dorothy Day, Catholic Saint? Gurus in Sikhism, and More November 27, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Becoming officially holy isn’t easy. We find out what it takes to become a Catholic saint, and why peace activist Dorothy Day may be next in line.
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The Problem with One Way Giving & Fr. Michael Lapsley November 20, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Charity always feels good for the giver - but what about for the receiver? A community organizer talks frankly about the trouble with good intentions.
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Debriefing Election 2012 and Recovering From Moral Injury November 13, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Victorious: the unaffiliated. Not so much: white evangelicals. This week--who won and who lost the religious battles of this election season.
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The God Strategy and Voter Voices Part 2 November 6, 2012 | 12:00 pm

These days, every smart presidential candidate knows that you can’t win the election without using religion strategically. That means visiting religious universities, referencing the Bible, and ending all major speeches with “God Bless America.” It’s all part of what David Domke calls “the God Strategy.”

Two people of faith tell us how religion and politics intersect in their own lives. Our series concludes with undecided voters: an African-American Mormon and a Muslim woman

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Faith and the Presidency, ‘Falling in Love with Joseph Smith,’ and More October 30, 2012 | 12:00 pm

A glimpse inside the minds and souls of the men who have led our country.
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The Rise of the Unaffiliated, Loretto’s Jubilee, and More October 23, 2012 | 12:00 pm

If someone polls you about your religion and you choose "none of the above," welcome to one of the fast-growing groups of people in America.
People who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particular now make up nearly 20 percent of the American population.

Also, Maureen takes us on a journey to Kentucky hill country--to the home base of her community, the Sisters of Loretto. It's a story that began 200 years ago, when three pioneering women trekked from the east coast to provide education for the local children.

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The Legacy of Vatican II and Santeria: The Path of the Orishas October 16, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Fifty years ago this month, more than 2,000 bishops gathered in Rome to figure out how to bring the Catholic Church into the modern world.
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How (and Why) to be Secular, Celebrating Sukkot, and More October 9, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Don't want the government to mingle with religion? You're probably a secularist - and don't even know it.
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African-American Atheists and Forgery in the Holy Land October 2, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Why 'atheist' is a four-letter word in many black communities, and the Jesus 'bone box' goes on trial.
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Gay in the Eyes of God: The Series Finale September 25, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Buddhism & Sexuality
Hinduism & Homosexuality,
Beyond Male & Female
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Election Roundup, How a Fake Guru Earned a Real Following, and More September 18, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Election Roundup: The Convention Edition
Homosexuality and the Mormon Church
The Fake Guru
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Sacred Astrology Anita Sherrill’s Story and More September 11, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Every human culture has looked to the night sky to understand itself. In the stars and planets we see order, beauty and mystery - and often a spectacular glimpse of the Divine. Cosmologist Nicholas Campsion explains why the cosmos has long been at the core of world religions.
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The Divine Universe: Leonard Nimoy, Making Contact With E.T.s, and More September 4, 2012 | 12:00 pm

The acclaimed actor talks to Nadine Epstein about how Judaism inspired his poetry, photography and acting - including his interpretation of Mr. Spock.
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The Religous Roots of the Syrian Conflict August 28, 2012 | 12:00 pm

With at least 17,000 dead in the Syrian civil war, we explore why tensions between Alawite and Sunni Muslims are at the source of the conflict.
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The Aleppo Codex Mystery, Nuns vs. the Vatican, and More August 21, 2012 | 12:00 pm

The Aleppo Codex was once the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible - but today it’s missing about 200 pages. So where did they go?
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Religion and the Election, Sikhs Mourn, and More August 14, 2012 | 12:00 pm

From Mitt Romney’s Mormonism to Barack Obama’s support of same sex marriage, religious and moral issues infuse the race for the White House.
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Mindfulness on Capitol Hill and Gay Rights in the Episcopal Church August 7, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Breathe in, breathe out: while most of us are rushing to get ready in the morning, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is sitting on a cushion, focusing on his breath.
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The ‘Ground Zero Mosque,’ Being Gay and Muslim, and More July 31, 2012 | 12:00 pm

It's been two years since plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero caused an uproar in New York. We meet the imam behind the project, Feisal Abdul Rauf. Also, a gay, devout, Muslim man recounts growing up in Pakistan, where being homosexual isn't just abnormal, it "wan't part of the vocabulary."
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The Inner Struggles of Gay Orthodox Jews, Rabbis on Homosexuality, and More July 24, 2012 | 12:00 pm

The stories of four gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews, struggling to live the 'Torah lifestyle' in a faith that considers homosexuality a sin.
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Reinterpreting scripture, The ‘Gay Church,’ and More July 17, 2012 | 12:00 pm

How can we understand what the Torah, Bible and Koran say about homosexuality? We dissect the major passages, includling the “abomination” lines in Leviticus.
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The American Bible, Meghan McCain & Michael Ian Black, and More July 3, 2012 | 12:00 pm

On Interfaith Voices this week, Stephen Prothero reflects on the speeches, songs and founding documents that express our national identity - a canon he calls America’s secular scripture.
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Sacred Astrology, Life in a Polygamous Marriage, and More April 30, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Nicholas Campion calls astrology the search for meaning in the sky--and he says it's at the heart of all the world’s religions.
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