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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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Can You "Pray Away the Gay"?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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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Alan and Leslie Chambers on Love, Marriage and Leaving the Ex-Gay Movement

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Alan Chambers sent shock waves through the Evangelical community when he shut down Exodus International, a network that worked to 're-orient' gays and lesbians through prayer and therapy. He joins us with his wife.


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From Gay to Straight? Two Very Different Stories

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Stories of two men who attended faith-based programs for people struggling with sexual orientation. Peterson Toscano says the program failed, and Alan Calhoun says it worked. Calhoun is now married to his wife, Mary Ann.


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A Third Way: Celibacy

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Writer Eve Tushnet found a third way to reconcile her lesbian orientation with her devout Catholic faith: celibacy.


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An Interfaith Voices Thanksgiving Special

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The rez of the story: we go behind the headlines of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and find out why it is sacred ground for the Great Sioux Nation. Plus, thoughts on gratiutude.


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Bless This Food

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 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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'Would You Tear up St. Peter's in Rome?' Voices From the Dakota Pipeline Protest

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We travel to the open plains of North Dakota, where members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with hundreds of protestors from around the country, have gathered to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


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Poet Joy Harjo: Talking With The Sun

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Harjo is a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation. She writes, "To pray, you open your whole self to Sky, to Earth, to Sun, to Moon." It is in the heavens that Harjo finds her belief.


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Pilgrims and Native Americans, Giving Thanks to Different Gods

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 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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David Lynch on Meditation and 'Catching the Big Fish'

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

David Lynch movie submerges us in the dark and foreboding currents of the subconscious. So how does he come up with this stuff? He pulls back the current with writer Mitch Horowitz.


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Understanding Transcendental Meditation

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Although its origins are in India, Transcendental Meditation has only been popular in the United States since the early 60s. That’s when a man with a twinkle in his eye taught an updated version of an ancient technique.


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Mindfulness: From Sacred Buddhist Practice to Secular Stress-Reliever

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

How did mindfulness meditation transform from something passed down from Buddhist elders into a popular prescription for the ills of the middle class?


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David Lynch, Diving Deep with Transcendental Meditation

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Where does David Lynch go to find the dreamscapes that mystify and unnerve us? The famously quirky director shares his creative secrets with writer Mitch Horowitz.


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Mid-Faith Crisis

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 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

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 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 sits down with two scholars to talk about their own experiences with 'the dark night of the soul.'


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Learning to Love the Dark Night of the Soul

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Fear of the dark... many of us remember that feeling from childhood. 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

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Shalom Auslander has got a bone to pick with God. Raised an Orthodox Jew, he reflects on what he learned about the Big Man Upstairs - an angry god who writes rules and punishes you for eating a cheeseburger.


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Election Day Special: Getting Out The Muslim Vote

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Our guests are getting out the Muslim vote amid a rising tide of hate crimes. Plus, we hear how 'voting your values' has taken a beating.


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'I have been called terrorist, ISIS... It's just weird.'

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Malak Osman is 11 years old. Her birthday is on Election Day. She shares her story of being bullied at school when she wore a hijab, and how she fought back with a short speech.


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The Small But Mighty Muslim Vote

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Traditionally, voter turnout among American Muslims has been pretty low. But our guests say this year will be different, thanks to the rising tide of anti-Muslim vitriol.


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Values Voting Takes A Back Seat

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

A new poll finds that Evangelical Christians have become more tolerant of the private misdeeds of their public officials. What gives? It's hard to know for sure, but we're looking at you, Trump Tape.


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Nuns Now: Where Is Everybody?

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We wrap up our Nuns Now series by addressing the elephant in the room. Like... where is everybody? Everybody young, that is? Why are so few women becoming nuns today?


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God and Gov: South Africa Edition

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

'I do not wish to be kept alive at all costs,' Bishop Desmond Tutu recently revealed. We explore the case for assisted dying in South Africa--and the push back.



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Carol Tuck: Racing Against Time, and South Africa's Assisted Dying Law

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Carol Tuck has terminal cancer. And she's hoping to leave this world on her own terms, with doctor-assisted dying. It's illegal in her home country of South Africa, but that could change after a court ruling in November.


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Nuns Now: Crimson Robes and the Pursuit of Compassion

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Venerable Thubten Chodron takes us on her journey from jeans and dangly earrings to crimson robes, and even offers a meditative approach to being stuck in traffic.
 


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Nuns Now: On the Frontlines

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continuing our Nuns Now series, we talk to Sister Kathleen Erickson about how she assumed as a girl she would get married and live on a farm... and then became a  Sister of Mercy instead.


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God is My Doctor: When Religion Clashes with Modern Medicine

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


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The Ultimate Test of Faith

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It's one thing for an adult to choose spiritual approaches to healing, but what if a child’s life is at stake?


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Can a Pill Spark a Mystical Experience?

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Researchers are testing whether a psychedelic compound found in "magic mushrooms" can unlock doors to spirituality...and they may be enlisting your priest.


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A Woman Walks Us Through Her Spiritual Trip

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Karin Sokel took part in a psilocybin trial 10 years ago. A longtime meditator, she describes her most memorable 'trip,' and tells us how it completely changed the way she thinks about life, death, and God.


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Medicine, Magic Mushrooms, and Mysticism

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Dr. Anthony Bossis believes psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with existential anxiety, and he is also partnering with Dr. Roland Griffiths in a trial that administers the compound to religious leaders.


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Nuns Now: Sister Rosemarie Milazzo

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

In the third installment of our series, Sister Rosemarie Milazzo of the Maryknoll Community reflects on the people she has served all over the world, and the stories that have left "a mark on my heart."


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Calling All Clergy for the Psilocybin & Religious Leaders Study

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Are you a Hindu priest, a Catholic priest or an imam between the ages of 25 and 80? Want to participate in the new study on clergy and psilocybin? Dr. William Richards fills us in.


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A Tricky Theological Question: How To Keep The Lights On

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It’s the time of year when many Jews around the country are pulling out their checkbooks to buy tickets for the High Holy Days. So why do Jews pay dues, and Christians don't?


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Nuns Now: A Mountain Bike Accident, And Then A Calling

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

In this second installment of our Nuns Now series, Sister Holzman tells us why she chose to give away virtually all her earthly possessions, including her cell phone, when she was just 24.


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Special Live Event: Is Religion a Problem or Solution?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Is religion a force for evil - a source of fear, guilt and repression?  Or is it a force for good - a source of freedom, liberation, and mercy? We asked a panel of clergy and big thinkers on June 3rd, 2016.


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From the Checkbook to the Collection Plate: How Clergy Get Paid

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Yes, we're going there. How do churches and synagogues get their congregations to pay up? And, a guitar-playing nun who chose a traditional life - and a habit - at 24.


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Nuns and Nones

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

What a tongue-twister: We're thinking about nuns--the kind that used to live in convents--and nones--the religiously unaffiliated.


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Nones by the Numbers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Politicians want their votes, social movements want their support, and houses of worship want them back. We trace the explosive growth of the religiously unaffiliated, AKA the 'nones.'


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Grace and Grief Without God

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Katherine Ozment walks us through the moment she realized "nothing" wasn't the right answer to her son's question about their religious identity.


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Nuns Now: A New Kind of Cloistered

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Sister Judy Murray, a cloistered nun in Baltimore, gives us a peek into her life of simplicity, celibacy, and obedience ... and the occasional trip outside the convent.


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Extreme Do-Gooders and a Groundbreaking Hindu Priest

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We learn about people who take good works to the limit, even if it means doing less for friends and family... and we hear from a Hindu priest living in a freshman dorm. 


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Extreme Do-Gooders, And Why They Make Us Uneasy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

If you had to choose, would you save your own drowning child, or three drowning strangers? Larissa MacFarquhar introduces us to people who refuse to draw the line at helping their own.


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Dharma in the Dorm

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

He's celibate, wears traditional robes...and he's living on a hallway of boisterous freshmen in a student dorm. We meet the first Hindu chaplain (and monk) to serve as a chaplain at an American university.


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The Kindness of Strangers

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Bernadette has a plan: She will do one random act of kindness for a stranger every day for a year. How do these strangers react to her flowers and inspirational notes?


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

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

'Snap Judgment' host Glynn Washington tells us about his formative years, waiting for the end of the world in the Worldwide Church of God.


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Erin Prophet: The Apocalypse That Didn't Come

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


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Lauren Drain: Why I Left the Westboro Baptist Church

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The 40ish members of the Westboro Baptist Church take hate speech to a scary new level, picketing the funerals of soldiers and even children. So, who are these people?
 


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Escaping Religion: Stories of Former Believers, Part II

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

More 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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Luzer Twersky: First Hasidism, Then Hollywood

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

In 2009, Luzer Twersky left the only world he had ever known, a close-knit Hasidic Jewish enclave in Brooklyn. This is an audio portrait of his first year in the secular world.



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Carolyn Jessop: Running from the "God Squad"

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

At 18, Carolyn Jessop was forced to become the fourth wife of a man 40 years her senior. She fled with all 8 of her children in the middle of the night, outrunning her husband and the church police, AKA "the God Squad."


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Joshua Safran: From Wiccan Love Child to Orthodox Jew

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Joshua Safran was born in 1975 into a coven of radical feminist witches. He spent his early childhood as a kind of nomad, hitchhiking for thousands of miles, living in buses, vans, and one time, an ice cream truck.


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Escaping Religion: Stories of Former Believers, Part I

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 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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Tales from Auschwitz and Israel's Holocaust 'Obsession'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Two Holocaust survivors share their story. Plus, has Israel's mandate to 'never forget' made its leaders fearful and paranoid?


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Eva and Magda: Surviving 'The Selection'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Just over 70 years ago, Eva Fahidi and Magda Brown stood before Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele. He waved them to the right -- to live. This week they tell their story, from 2011.





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Israel’s Holocaust 'Obsession?'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Avraham Burg says that Israel's emphasis on the Holocaust has become obsessive, feeding an unhealthy nationalism crippled by paranoia. Daniel Gordis wonders, if Israel does not remember, then who?


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Religious Outsiders: Feeling Ignored in Houses of Worship

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We hear from people who, for one reason or another, feel rejected, excluded, or ignored in their houses of prayer. On our list: introverts, the disabled... and men.


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Men: Missing From the Pews

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

David Murrow says men are turned off by the "Victorian parlor motif" of flowers and lace at many churches.


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Introverts: Craving Sanctuary

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Adam McHugh, a proud introvert and ordained Presbyterian minister, is trying to change the extroverted culture of many church services, which alienate quieter worshippers.


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The Disabled: Becoming Visible

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Laura Lee Wright says that houses of worship have long ignored the needs of the disabled. A need for wheelchair ramps is just part of the challenge.


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A Spiritual Anti-Hero, and Dispatches From the Religion Beat

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber says if she leaves church with a to-do list, 'I don't feel like I've heard any good news.' Plus, Mark Oppenheimer on the religion beat.


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An Exit Interview with Mark Oppenheimer, Religion Columnist for The New York Times

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Religion should be covered like sports, Jews make good copy, and, let's be real, CrossFit is not a religion. Mark Oppenheimer reflects on nearly seven years at The New York Times.



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A Pastor to Misfits

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Nadia Bolz-Weber is covered in tattoos, swears like a sailor, and has logged a lot of time in church basements, wrestling with addiction. She is also a Lutheran minister for ex-cons, addicts, sinners and outsiders.



 


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Faith Factor: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

As Clinton and Trump square off in the presidential elections, we look at how faith informs their lives and campaigns. Then we take a history tour of faith in the Oval Office.


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Hillary Clinton's Methodist Roots

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Although she doesn't mention it much on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist who has quietly turned to religion during her most trying times in the public eye. Growing up in suburban Chicago, she was inspired by a pastor who brought her youth group to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. speak. Later, in college, she subscribed to the Methodist magazine Motive. In fact, our guest suggests her religious convictions may explain her "conversion" from Republican to Democrat around that time.


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Evangelicals Lift Trump to GOP Nomination

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

How much does Trump really know about his "favorite book," the Bible? And how do conservative Christians feel about his praise of Planned Parenthood, or his three marriages? Our guest answers these questions and introduces us to a new voting base: Trumpvangelicals.



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Faith in the Oval Office

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Fifty percent of Americans say they would be skeptical of an atheist president. Perhaps this is why every American president has professed some kind of religious faith– at least in public. We look back on some of the spiritual struggles of our 44 presidents, from Abraham Lincoln's conflict over slavery, to Harry Truman's justification for using the atomic bomb. And we hear why voters want their president to be part Jesus Christ, part John Wayne.
 


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Let the Games Begin!

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Sportswriter David Goldblatt traces the religious roots of the Olympic games, starting with Zeus, king of the Gods of Mount Olympus. And 3 believers who find the sacred in sports, including a 70-year-old surfer-priest.


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Olympic History, from A to Zeus

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We trace the religious history of the Olympic Games, from festivals to honor Zeus, all the way 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

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 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

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


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Under the Halo of a Basketball Hoop

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


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Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, Spiritual Archrivals

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It's two of our most popular interviews from our archives: Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, the militant atheist and the New Age mystic, side by side in one show.


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Sam Harris Gets Spiritual (But Still Hates Religion)

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

He's been called arrogant, militant, and brilliant. Uber-atheist Sam Harris goes head-to-head with Maureen.


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Sam Harris: The Full Interview

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Behold, our complete interview with Sam Harris, author of 'Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion' and 'Letter to a Christian Nation.'


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Deepak Chopra's Mystical Vision of God

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The most recognizable face of the New Age movement talks to religion scholar Jeffrey Kripal about conciousness, the limits of science, and the mystery of being alive.


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The End of White Christian America

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

White Christian America is shrinking…so what does it mean to give up your seat at the head of the table? 


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Is 'Make America Great Again' Code for 'Make America WASP Again'?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

White Christian America is shrinking, fueling anxiety, hope, and in some quarters, a yearning to "make America great again." 


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Meet the Cleric in Rural Pennsylvania Accused of Orchestrating Turkey's Coup Attempt

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Who is Fethullah Gülen and what is the worldwide Hizmet movement he inspired?



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African Refugees Bring Their Music and Faith to a Kansas City Methodist Church

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

In Kansas City, Missouri, a Methodist church is overflowing with recent immigrants from all over the world, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo.




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Race, Religion, and Black Lives Matter

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Amid a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests and the killing of five police officers in Dallas, we check in with clergy from predominantly black, and white, congregations.


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Faith, Race, and the Police

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile re-ignited Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Then, five Dallas police officers were shot to death by a lone gunman. We do some soul-searching with black and white clergy who’ve been thinking deeply about where we go from here.




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The Art and Power of Black Preaching

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

When we listen to the call and response of a jazz trio, we are hearing echoes of black preaching. When we tap our feet to a hip-hop song, we are also hearing black preaching. And when we get caught up in the words of a powerful storyteller, that too is black preaching. This week we listen back to some of the most riveting examples of African-American sermons. Our interview first aired in July, 2010.


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Born Again: From the Bible to Billy Graham

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

An evangelical pastor says Donald Trump has been born again. But what does 'born again' mean? And how has it changed over time?

Next, Southern Baptists take on the Confederate flag, and their own heritage.

Our producer Arielle Zionts explores how Fiddler remains relevant, from generation to generation.

We end with remembering Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.


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Looking Back at 'Born Again'

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

There’s been plenty of reporting about whether evangelical voters will line up behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. After all, he’s been married three times, owns gambling casinos, and says he’s never asked for God’s forgiveness. But according to James Dobson, a leading evangelical pastor, Trump has been 'born again.' That got us thinking about the very concept of being born again, where it came from, and what it actually means today.



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Southern Baptists Take on the Confederate Flag, and Their Own Heritage

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Last summer, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans as they worshiped at their church in Charleston, South Carolina. Because the shooter frequently displayed the Confederate Flag, the massacre set off a nationwide discussion on the use of that symbol. Now, a year later, the Southern Baptists have added their voices to the conversation. Their convention recently passed a resolution denouncing any use of the Confederate Flag. This decision wasn’t just a statement on the Charleston Massacre. It was a comment on the church’s own troubled past. After all, the Southern Baptist Convention’s founding is directly tied to a defense of slavery.
 


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Fiddler Forever

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

For more than 50 years now, no matter what’s happening outside the theatre doors, audiences have been able to walk right into the world of Tevye the milkman and his five daughters, in "Fiddler on the Roof." Our producer Arielle Zionts explores how Fiddler remains relevant, from generation to generation.



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Remembering Elie Wiesel

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Elie Wiesel was a somber, iconic face of suffering -- and survival. Sent to Auschwitz with his family when he was 15, he went on to write Night, a short masterpiece of just over 100 pages that helped the world understand an experience that was nearly incomprehensible. Wiesel died in his home on July 2, at the age of 87. In this 2013 interview, he spoke with Nadine Epstein, editor-in-chief of Moment, about his own mortality.




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Faith on the Fourth

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

July Fourth isn’t just about hotdogs and fireworks. It’s an American high holy day. We hear how patriotic customs play a role similar to religious ritual.


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America's Civil Religion

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

For the past 50 years or so, there’s been a fascinating idea floating around: that in the absence of a state religion, we need a civil religion to bind us together. We may not have a Notre Dame Cathedral, but we have a set of beliefs, symbols, holidays and rituals that help define who we are as a nation, while tapping into the deep human longing for myths, stories and traditions.


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Sacred Harp, Plus the Faiths of Our Founders

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We hear a soundscape of sacred harp music -- a unique type of American folk music that blends human voices, and actually has no harp in it at all!

Then, we examine the faiths of our founders. Somewhere around the 1980s, we in America started to imagine the Founding Fathers as older, wiser versions of ourselves. For many conservatives, the founders became good church-goers, intent on creating a Christian nation.  And for many liberals, they became secular deists, with little need for God or organized religion. The truth is somewhere in between. 


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Customizing the New Testament: Jefferson's Bible

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It turns out that Thomas Jefferson, our third president and the lead author of the Declaration of Independence, spent his off hours in the White House creating his own personal Bible. Using a razor blade and a glue brush, he carefully removed miracles, resurrections, and all parts of the Gospels he considered supernatural. What was left was a work of private reflection, written in secret. 




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Maureen Reflects on Religious Freedom

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Maureen reflects on a core American value this Fourth of July -- religious freedom. She remembers the historical misperception of Catholics in the United States and admires the tapestry of diversity that freedom brings.


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Moving Towards the Light: Stories of Near Death Experiences

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Can the mind survive the death of the brain? A skeptic and a believer debate the meaning of close encounters at the edge of death. And we'll explore what different religions say about heaven.


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Debating the Meaning of Near Death Experiences

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We talk to a doctor whose time in the trenches persuades him that there is more than this human existence, and a skeptic who thinks that near death experiences are merely the trick of a dying brain.


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On Heaven: What Different Faiths Believe

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Journalist Lisa Miller explains why our image of eternity is shaped by our life on Earth now--a reflection of our hopes, anxieties and longings for justice.


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What's So Radical About Saying "Radical Islam," Plus Being Queer and Muslim

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We take stock of the political spat over the phrase "radical Islam," and speak with a documentary filmmaker who values both his LGBTQ and Muslim identities. 


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Naming the Enemy

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to "radical Islam."  Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays into the recruitment campaigns of terror groups like ISIS. So do words really matter? We speak with two experts about language, perception and politics.





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LGBTQ and Muslim

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Following the tragedy in Orlando, many LGBTQ Muslims stood in solidarity with the larger LGBTQ community. We check in with documentary--maker Parvez Sharma-- a Muslim gay rights activist. He speaks to the treatment of homosexuals in Muslim-majority countries and touches on his own experience with religious bigotry.


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Maureen Reflects on the Orlando Massacre

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Maureen reflects on the tragic events of Orlando, noting the double discrimination against LGBTQ Muslims. She also examines how different religious communities are addressing violent hatred, particularly against members of the LGBTQ community. 


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