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Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)



Interfaith Voices provides engaging and informative discussion on the key public issues of our day through the lenses of many different faith perspectives. We foster religious tolerance and educate our listeners on the broad diversity of religious traditi



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Interfaith 2.0? How multi-faith work is changing

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

What do we mean when we say "interfaith"? We'll explore where the word came from, how its evolved, and, whatever you call it, where such work is going.


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From the Parliament of Religions to the National Prayer Breakfast, 'interfaith' ideas have evolved

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

President Donald Trump’s recent speech at the National Prayer Breakfast reignited a perennial debate over whether the U.S. was founded upon a particular religion – specifically, Christianity. As the debate continues, a growing group of faith leaders are working to build bridges across religious lines. But many bristle at calling this work “interfaith.” To understand why the word is loaded, we talk with Katherine Marshall. 


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Muslims, Jews and Evangelical Christians commit to pact protecting religious minorities

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Recently, 400 faith leaders from different traditions pledged to address the persecution of religious minorities in the United States and call for action to help the vulnerable. The conference included Jews, Muslims, and, notably, a large contingent of Evangelical Christians – a group known for its reservations about Islam.


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What role can atheists and humanists play in multi-faith work?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Our country's religious demographics are shifting, and there is a growing number of people who don’t identify with a faith tradition. But many atheists, non-theists and humanists still want to be part of conversations occurring across faith lines.
 


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Passing the Mic, Part 2

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

In Part 2 of Maureen's farewell show, Amber and Maureen will look back at some of the show's most memorable interviews. Plus, Maureen reflects on her 16 years as host. 


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Reflecting Back: We're Not the Same... and That's Okay

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Stephen Prothero says the leaders of the interfaith movement have a problem: call it the "Kumbaya Effect." Instead of grappling with our religious differences, he says they gloss over them, creating a "pretend pluralism" that does more harm than good. From 2010. 

Stephen Prothero, author of God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World


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Reflecting Back: Margot Adler on Paganism and Public Radio

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

In 1979, Margot Adler became a reporter for NPR. That same year, she wrote Drawing Down the Moon, a book that would become a classic in the pagan world, describing the emerging movement of witches, druids and goddess worshippers with humanity and intelligence. She was both an explainer of the movement and a devout practitioner, and one of the first public Wiccan priestesses. Margot Adler died on July 28, 2014 at the age of 68, after battling cancer.
From 2008.

Margot Adler, author of Drawing Down the Moon


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Reflecting Back: The Call to Prayer

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

A selection from our Soundscapes of Faith series: one of the most beautiful sounds in Islam is the one heard most often. The call to prayer, or adhan, comes from the Arabic word "to listen." It rings through the streets of many Muslim countries five times a day, summoning believers to pause and remember God. From 2009.

Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies at American University


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Reflecting Back: Sister Joan Chittister On Growing Old Gracefully

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Should we fear our capstone years, or cherish them? Sister Joan Chittister, author of more than 40 books on spirituality and social justice, tenaciously argues the latter. At the time of this interview, Chittister was 72. She says one's golden years are a time to celebrate wisdom, to revel in freedom from a tight schedule, and, most of all, to "melt into God." From 2009.

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, author of The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully


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Commentary: Maureen Bids Us Farewell

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Over the years, Maureen Fiedler has offered many personal commentaries on the show. But this week, she gives her final one as the host of Interfaith Voices, and she offers her gratitude to everyone who has been involved along the way. 

Maureen Fiedler, SL, tireless advocate for peace and equality, fiesty nun, radio pioneer, author, political junkie, cat lover, gardener, diet cherry Pepsi drinker, and forever our beloved founder. 

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Maureen Fiedler in her garden at her home in Maryland






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Passing the Mic, Part 1

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Today, we mark the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. After 16 years on the air, Maureen is passing the mic to the next host. 


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Where Interfaith Voices Is Going

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Maureen is happy to introduce the new host of the show, Amber Khan. She wants to make sure the conversation Interfaith Voices started in 2002 keeps going. 

 


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Where We've Been

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Maureen Fiedler spent her life working in advocacy and activism. But when she was 60 years old, she found herself in an entirely new career: at the mic of a brand new show about religion and current events. 


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Reflecting Back: Carrie Newcomer

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

We're looking back at one of Maureen's favorite interviews, with musician Carrie Newcomer in 2008. With her earthy voice and gift for lyrical songwriting, Newcomer has been called folk music's "Prairie Mystic."


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Let the Games Begin!

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

As the 2018 Winter Olympics rev up in Pyeongchang, we trace the religious history of the Games, hear from a surfing priest, and learn about the spirituality of basketball.


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Olympic History, from A to Zeus

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

We trace the religious history of the Olympic Games, from festivals to honor Zeus, all the way up to the inclusion of female athletes from conservative Muslim countries. (We're looking at you, Saudi Arabia.)


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Baptized in the Sea, Spiritual Surfing

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

In a soundscape of surf, sand and spirituality, Father Christian Mondor recounts how he began riding waves at age 70. In water, he finds a metaphor for the holy trinity. And in the surf, he finds a kind of baptism.


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Meet the Orthodox CrossFit Rabbi

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Rabbi Moshe Gray tells us why he thinks CrossFit, practiced with purpose, can be spiritually uplifting, and why many religious leaders seem to let fitness slip by the wayside.


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Under the Halo of a Basketball Hoop

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Onaje Woodbine grew up playing basketball on the streets, and found transcendence there. He says basketball plays a healing role for many young black men with little access to conventional forms of community support.


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Women Who Choose Rules

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

We meet young Jews, Christians and Muslims who are bucking the 'spiritual but not religious trend' and deciding they want deeper observance in their lives.


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Orthodox Judaism: Alissa Gold

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Alissa Gold attended the all-female Wellesley College and assumed that Orthodox women were oppressed. But then she took a trip to to Israel, and finally got a chance to meet some.


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Making the Ritual Her Own: Rachell Goldberg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT


Rachell Goldberg
 used to see the Jewish ritual of immersing in a mikvah as just another religious obligation. But now, after enduring seven months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, she's making the ritual her own. 


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Protestant Christianity: Ekemini Uwan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Ekemini Uwan is a devout, orthodox Christian who admits she doesn't "check all the boxes" for liberals or conservatives. And she doesn't apologize for her embrace of traditional gender roles.


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Islam: Fatima and Hagiraa Tipu

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Fatima and Hagiraa Tipu are sisters. One wears a headscarf for modesty, and the other doesn't. Hagiraa tells her sister that she hopes to wear it one day, but doesn't have the confidence yet. Her sister understands.


 


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Catholicism: Eve Tushnet

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Eve is a celibate, Orthodox Catholic who she takes seriously the Church's prohibition against gay sexual relationships. But that hasn't stopped her from forging deep bonds of friendship.


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Barry Schwartz: Choosing Religion

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

'Paradox of Choice' author Barry Schwartz argues that unlimited options don't liberate us or make us happier--they paralyze us. And he says the subjects in our show are on to something.


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The Spiritual Legacy of MLK

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

On his birthday, we find out why Dr. Martin Luther King placed spiritual values at the very center of his effort to transform society.


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From Reluctant Radical to Moral Powerhouse

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

He was the son of a minister, but it took a while for King to come into his own as both a pastor and a revolutionary. Historian Stewart Burns traces King's transformation from cautious intellectual to fiery leader.


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Move On Up a Little Higher: A Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Just a stone’s throw from where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech sits the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where hundreds of artifacts are centered on faith.


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Reflecting Back

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Our own Maureen Fiedler says that for her, as a young nun in the 1960s, King represented "the best of contemporary Christianity." And Rev. Dennis Wiley tells us how he fought to make MLK Day a national holiday.


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The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

For religious studies professor Lewis Baldwin, prayer was the force behind so much of King’s power, connecting him with his ancestors and giving him strength in the face of tremendous pressure.


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Mid-Faith Crisis

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

We've all heard about the mid-life crisis. But what about a mid-faith crisis? That feeling that somewhere along your spiritual journey, God just disappeared...


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Wandering in the Spiritual Desert

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Some say it's like the common cold, or a run-of-the-mill dry spell in an intimate relationship. Barbara Bradley Hagerty talks to two spiritual scholars about their own experiences with "the dark night of the soul."


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Learning to Love the Dark Night of the Soul

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor offers a different way of looking at darkness, not as something to be feared, but as something to be embraced.


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Shalom Auslander: Incurably, Miserably Religious

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Shalom Auslander has got a bone to pick with God. Raised an Orthodox Jew, he grew up imagining God the way he saw his father- as an angry disciplinarian, walking around drunk in his underwear.


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Is That Radioactivity or the Light Within?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Growing up, Ralph Steinhardt was torn over his father’s role in building the bomb, and eventually he turned to Quakerism to find peace… and forgiveness. 


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A Nun's Anti-Nuclear Crusade

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee was once considered one of the most secure nuclear sites in the world. But in 2012, three peace activists broke in, using lock-cutters from a local hardware store.


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Podcast Extra: More Ray Monk

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We've got an extended version of our interview with Ray Monk, with more thoughts about how those involved in the Manhattan Project worked to limit nuclear weapons after the war. Plus, a reading.


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Religion and the Bomb

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

With nuclear weapons back in the news, we hear how scientists and activists have turned to religion to grapple with the awesome destructive force of the atomic bomb.


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An Interfaith Voices Christmas Special

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Some Christmas audio treats: We listen to Handel's Messiah and explore its deep religious meaning, and learn the real story behind St. Nicholas of Myra, AKA Santa Claus.

 
 


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The Enduring Power of Handel's 'Messiah'

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

You know it’s Christmas when you hear Handel’s Messiah. What you might not know is that it covers the entire story arc of Jesus as the Christian savior, from his virgin birth to his ascension into heaven.


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Nicholas of Myra: The Real Santa Claus

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

He’s known for employing magical elves, keeping tabs on who’s naughty and nice, and dropping presents down chimneys. And there's actually some truth to all the folklore – well…not so much with the elves.


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Rebecca Sheir, Closet Christmas Junkie

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Bing Crosby, Barry Manilow, Mariah Carey--if they've got a Christmas song, Rebecca Sheir is listening. She's Jewish, so naturally she loves all things Christmas.


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Chaplains Part VII: The Future of Spiritual Care

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

You might think chaplains only show up when someone’s dying. But they're working in all kinds of settings, striving towards a new model of spiritual care.


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De-institutionalizing Spiritual Care

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Fewer and fewer Americans are attending religious services, so where do people turn when crisis strikes and big questions emerge? That's where chaplains come in. And they might just be the future of spiritual care. 


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Jews on Vinyl

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Most record collections end up in boxes, put away in basements and attics. Roger Bennett turned his collection into a book, a website, and even a museum exhibit.

 
 




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Chaplains Part VI: Ministry Behind Bars

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Sounds from behind the high walls of a prison. We hear from a chaplain who brings solos and second chances to women serving time. 


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Solos and Second Chances

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For nearly 40 years, Pastor Susan Bishop has led an inmate choir at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Georgia. They call themselves Voices of Hope.


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Lowering Recidivism Through Spiritual Care

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A chaplain and a filmmaker tell us how chaplaincy programs in prison can reduce recidivism, and save taxpayer dollars. 


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Comforting Jewish Prisoners on the Day of Atonement

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

What's it like to observe the Day of Atonement from behind bars? Every fall, thousands of Jewish inmates show up in force for Yom Kippur, a day that's central themes are confession, repentance and redemption.


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Escaping Religion: Stories of Former Believers, Part II

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Stories of people raised inside insular religious groups. In this hour: escapes from an apocalyptic 'cult,' a New Age sect and the most hated church in America.


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Glynn Washington: Learning the Craft of Storytelling from an Apocalyptic 'Cult'

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When a preacher says the world is going to end next week ... and it doesn’t ... there’s only one way to keep people believing: tell them a good story.


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Erin Prophet: The Apocalypse That Didn't Come

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

On March 15, 1990, nearly 800 members of the Church Universal and Triumphant braced themselves for the end of the world by nuclear holocaust. And then midnight struck ... and nothing happened.


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Update: Prophet Today

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Elizabeth Clare Prophet was "Guru Ma" to her many followers, but to Erin Prophet she was just "mom." Today, Erin remembers her mother as a "religious genius."


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Lauren Drain: Why I Left the Westboro Baptist Church

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The 40 or so members of the Westboro Baptist Church take hate speech to a shocking new level, protesting the funerals of soldiers and children with infamous signs. So, who are these people?
 


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Escaping Religion: Stories of Former Believers, Part I

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

First-person accounts of people who grew up inside insular religious groups. In this episode: escapes from an Orthodox Jewish enclave, a polygamous sect and a Wiccan commune.


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Luzer Twersky: First Hasidism, Then Hollywood

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When Luzer Twersky was in his early twenties and already a married father of two, he decided to leave the only world he had ever known, a close-knit Hasidic Jewish enclave in Brooklyn.


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Update: Twersky Today

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Since his 2010 radio story, Twersky's exploits have included a radical makeover, a stint on Amazon's Transparent, and even a modeling gig for the men's designer, Duncan Quinn.


 


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Carolyn Jessop: Running from the "God Squad"

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Carolyn Jessop is a sixth-generation descendant of one of the most powerful religious families in Utah. At age 18, Jessop says she was forced to become the fourth wife of a man 40 years her senior, Merril Jessop.


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Joshua Safran: From Wiccan Love Child to Orthodox Jew

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Joshua Safran was born in 1975 into a coven of radical feminist witches. His mother revered a pantheon of goddesses, spirits, and energies, and was determined to keep her son out of the mainstream and off the grid.

 


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Update: Safran today

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

These days, Safran is a lawyer and advocate for women's rights. We caught up with Safran in August 2016 to ask how his relationship to his mother, Claudia, has evolved in the past few years.


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Thanksgiving Special 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Every Thanksgiving, we tell the story of the Puritans, who fled to the New World to freely practice their religion. But what about the people who were already here?  


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Pilgrims and Native Americans, Giving Thanks to Different Gods

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When the Puritans arrived on the shores of Massachusetts in the early 1600s, they brought with them a concept of God totally alien to their new neighbors, the Wampanoag people.


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Bless This Food

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The simple act of giving thanks before a meal is one of the most universal prayers, found all over the world and stretching back thousands of years.




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Toxic Charity: The Dark Side of One-Way Giving

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Before you donate that can to a food drive, Bob Lupton wants you to know that handouts can leave people feeling powerless, dependent and degraded.


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Helpful or Harmful? Religious Responses to Domestic Violence

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Victims of domestic violence may go to a pastor before they go to the police. But when a victim asks for help, religious leaders often don't know what to do. A group of interfaith advocates is trying to change that.



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Religious Leaders as First Responders to Domestic Violence

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

How do ancient religious texts and practices protect--or endanger--victims of domestic violence?


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Secular Grieving: Breaking Bread and Raising a Glass

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Where do non-religious people go when they need a spiritual harbor?  We attend a dinner party where young "nones" are writing their own instruction manual on grief.


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Losing a Child to Extremism, Preventing Radicalization

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

An imam and a security expert share new ideas on how to counter the slick propaganda of terror groups like ISIS. Plus, a mother who lost her son to religious extremism, and how she's fighting back.


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Losing a Child to Extremism

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

What happens when your child joins a radical Islamic group? Christianne Boudreau tells us how her son, Damian, was recruited to fight with ISIS in Syria, and what she's doing now to help other families in her shoes.


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Combating Radicalization

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

An imam and a researcher share new ideas on how to combat--even reverse--radicalization by groups like ISIS, using religious education and counter narratives.


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Guru Nanak, Sikhism's First Guru

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

"Wherever he went, he sang," Rajwant Singh tells us of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. As Sikhs around the world prepare to celebrate his birthday, we hear about his early life, his teachings, and his love of music.


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PODCAST EXTRA: Melissa Feito, Loretto Volunteer at Interfaith Voices

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Melissa Feito, our latest Loretto volunteer and associate producer, gives us a peek behind the scenes-- from her car, from her kitchen, and from inside the studio.


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The Man Who Changed the World

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We talk with author Eric Metaxas about Luther's intense personal life, and how his criticism of the Catholic Church laid the ground for lofty concepts like conscience and democracy. 


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Rebel in the Ranks

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

What would Luther think of our world today? The truth is, many of the concepts born of the Reformation--concepts like pluralism and the separation of church and state--were far from what Martin Luther had in mind.


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Catholics and Protestants: A Narrowing Divide

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

After 500 years of arguing, killing, and throwing each other out of windows, it looks like Catholics and Protestants are more united than divided on the theological issues that originally forced them apart.


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Anniversary Special: The Reformation Today

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Half a millennium after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany, we're all still affected by his revolt, and the ideas it spawned.


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Challenging Mindsets, Becoming Visible

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Three people of faith, overcoming barriers and becoming visible.



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Kirk VanGilder: The Language of Worship

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Kirk VanGilder joins producer Joanna Broder to talk about being the only deaf kid in his school and church, and his path to becoming a minister for a deaf congregation.


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Michael Lapsley: From Victim to Victor

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

"Perfection is not the human experience," says Father Michael Lapsley, who lost his hands, an eye and some of his hearing after a letter bomb in 1990. "Imperfection, incompleteness, is the story of all of us." 


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Laura Lee Wright: Becoming Visible

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

From old buildings with non-existent wheelchair ramps, to prayer books with impossibly tiny print, it’s no wonder people with disabilities are less likely to show up in the pews. Laura Lee Wright wants to change that. 


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Jenny Sanford, 'Staying True'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2009, then Gov. Mark Sanford went to visit his mistress in Argentina, but told the world he was 'hiking the Appalachian trail.' His then wife, Jenny, says she got through the scandal by leaning on her quiet faith.
 


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Ted Haggard on Sexuality, Scandal, and Faith

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ted Haggard was an influential pastor at the helm of the National Association of Evangelicals. Then he was caught lying about an affair. We spoke to Haggard about how he came to make peace with his wife, Gayle.


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Gayle Haggard: 'Why I Stayed'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

After megachurch Pastor Ted Haggard was caught having an affair with another man, his wife, Gayle, had to make a choice. Eventually she felt she had to follow the central message of the Bible: to love...and to forgive.


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A Theology of Guns and Martin Luther's Radical Christianity

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

After one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, we revisit our 2015 debate on the morality of owning guns. Plus, the fascinating, private life of the German monk who sparked the Protestant Reformation.


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The Meaning of "Pro-Life" in the Gun Control Debate

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nearly 60 percent of white Evangelical Christians have a gun in their home. For many Christians, owning a gun isn’t just a right, it’s a moral good. Two Evangelical ministers debate the morality of gun ownership.


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Martin Luther: 500 Years after the Reformation

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Five hundred years after Martin Luther nailed those famous 95 theses to the wall of a church, we explore a fascinating, little-known time in his life: his 10 fearful yet productive months hiding out in a German castle.

 


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How to Be a Diplomat

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

How to be a diplomat-- changing hearts and minds on the world stage, or in a small Midwestern town named after a Muslim military hero.


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Changing the World...from the 'Cheap Seats'

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When President Trump gave his fiery first speech to the UN, a small but mighty group was watching: faith leaders. Though they sit in what you might call the 'cheap seats,' their presence sends a powerful moral message.


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Meet Frederique and Brian, Iowa's Reluctant Cultural Ambassadors

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Despite being named for a hero of Islam, few residents of Elkader, Iowa have ever met a Muslim. So Frederique and Brian, owners of an Algerian restaurant on Main St., have become the town's default cultural ambassadors.


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Religious Freedom Ambassador David Saperstein

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Rabbi David Saperstein was appointed by President Barack Obama as America's Ambassador for International Religious Freedom. In his final days in office, he joined us in the studio to talk about what drew him to the job.


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Skepticism and Losing Faith

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Arch-skeptic Michael Shermer on the secular roots of moral progress. An ex-Hasid on losing his faith. And an exclusive performance by the Hasidic soulsters of Zusha.


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Arch-Skeptic Michael Shermer on the Roots of Moral Progess

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Michael Shermer argues that moral progress is rooted in science, not religion. And he shares the strange story of a dead radio that came to life on his wedding day...which tested his famous skepticism in the paranormal.


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Shulem Deen on Losing Faith and Leaving Orthodoxy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Shulem Deen spent his formative years in one of the most insular Hasidic sects in America. He talked to Libby Boulter about his painful realization that he could no longer believe in God.


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In the Studio with the Hasidic Soulsters of Zusha

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Brooklyn-based members of Zusha infuse their music with soulful  niggunim -- the wordless Jewish melodies sung in synagogue and around the Shabbat table. They join us for an exclusive performance.


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The Universal Quest to Live Forever

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Philosopher Stephen Cave calls the urge to live forever a "universal obsession" and the driving force behind humanity's greatest monuments, scientific advancements, and world religions.


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The Human Longing for Immortality

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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


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Sam Harris Gets Spiritual (But Still Hates Religion)

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Along with fellow religion-detractors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris is fiercely smart and never wishy-washy. So when his new book on "waking up" to spirituality arrived in our office, we did a double take.


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Deepak Chopra's Mystical Vision of God

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Deepak Chopra’s 2015 book, The Future of God, is about many things. It is an answer to the New Atheists, a handbook on how to be spiritual without being religious, and a popular work of mystical theology. 


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Spiritual Archrivals

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, the militant atheist and the New Age mystic, side by side in one show. What do they have to say about the future of religion? 


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