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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

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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Recent episodes

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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Preparing for Pope Francis and In Studio with a Virtuoso Shofar Player September 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Pope Francis has changed the tone in how the Church approaches some of its most controversial teachings, from abortion to LGBT issues. Is a change in doctrine next?

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Victims of War and Islamophobia: Europe’s Refugee Crisis September 8, 2015 | 12:00 pm

As one Slovakian leader put it, 'How can Muslims be integrated if they aren't going to like it here?' Why Europeans are afraid of welcoming Muslim refugees.

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Pass the Plate or Pay Your Dues? How Churches and Synagogues Ask For Money September 1, 2015 | 12:00 pm

American Jews and Christians think about money very differently--and that translates into different approaches to raising funds and paying clergy in their houses of worship.

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Is ISIS Islamic? August 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm

What inspires ISIS? We revisit our popular debate between a journalist and a Muslim cleric on whether the so-called Islamic State is truly 'Islamic.'

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God is My Doctor: When Religion Clashes with Modern Medicine August 18, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Matthew Swan died of a curable infection in 1977. His mother, a former Christian Scientist, tells us she was persuaded by her church to rely on prayer alone to heal her son.

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Confronting Vows of Obedience to the Church August 11, 2015 | 12:00 pm

When a priest’s own conscience conflicts with his vow of obedience to the Church, what should he do? In 2012, Father Tony Flannery faced this question for himself. Also hear about religious exemptions o vaccines.

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Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, Spiritual Archrivals August 4, 2015 | 12:00 pm

It's two of our most popular interviews from 2015: Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, the miliant atheist and the new age mystic, side by side in one show.

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God and Government: Uganda Edition and Inside a Lakota Sweat Lodge July 21, 2015 | 12:00 pm

This week, we travel to Uganda, where many Christian citizens view homosexuality as a sinful Western import, and lawmakers are planning to re-introduce a tough anti-gay law.

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