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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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Podcast Extra: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' Message to ISIS

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Our 2015 interview with the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, on what draws people to religious violence and how it can be stopped. In the days since the terror attack in Manchester, his words take on new meaning.


 


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From Jesus to Christ: Reza Aslan on the Historical Jesus

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Reza Aslan explains how Jesus the man became Jesus the Christ -- and why it's a title he would not have understood.


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Rediscovering the Historical Jesus

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Master explainer Reza Aslan tells how a poor peasant became Christianity's son of God. It's not a new story, but Aslan's take on it has become wildly popular in the years since his infamous Fox News interview in 2013.


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Spirits Who Changed History: Leaders and Their Unseen Guides

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

From Joan of Arc to Heinrich Himmler, Moses to Muhammad, change-makers of all stripes have heard voices. Some have attributed the voices to God – others to spirits, ghosts or the dead.


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David Lynch, Diving Deep with Transcendental Meditation

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Where does David Lynch go to find the dreamscapes that mystify and unnerve us? The Twin Peaks director draws back the veil with writer Mitch Horowitz.


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David Lynch on Meditation and 'Catching the Big Fish'

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The way David Lynch tells it, every morning since 1973, he has gotten up...closed his eyes…slowed down his breathing…and 'gone fishing' in the ocean he calls the 'unified field,' using Transcendental Meditation.


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Transcendental Meditation's West Coast Roots

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Although its origins are in ancient India, Transcendental Meditation has only been popular in the US since the early 1960s. That's when a man with a twinkle in his eye taught a new version of an ancient technique.


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Mindfulness: From Sacred Buddhist Practice to Secular Stress-Reliever

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Mindfulness meditation was once practiced mostly by Buddhist monks and nuns. Now it's practiced by CEOs, teachers, politicians, and basically anyone who wants to take the edge off life. What happened?


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David Lynch: Uncut

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Behold our never-before-heard, full interview with David Lynch, first recorded with Mitch Horowitz in Nov. 2016. Subjects include: the organic beauty of celluloid film, and whether there are dark forces in the world....


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

Thu, 11 May 2017 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 talks shop on covering religion.


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A Pastor to Misfits

Thu, 11 May 2017 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.


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

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Religion should be covered like sports, Jews make good copy, and, let's be real, CrossFit is not a religion.


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Chaplains Part II: Contemplative Care

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

This week in our "Chaplains" series, we tag along with a Zen Buddhist monk in New York City. Then, how mindfulness can nourish patients and doctors. 


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The Zen Thing

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Koshin Paley Ellison is one of a small but growing number of chaplains in the United States who are Buddhists. He works in hospice, and his goal is to take "the Zen thing" out into the world.


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Mindfulness in Medicine

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We speak to a palliative care physician and a Buddhist chaplain about contemplative care-- a mindful approach to the patient-caregiver relationship that could even be an antidote to empathy fatigue and doctor burnout.


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The House of Mourning

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Kate Braestrup is an unusual chaplain. She ministers to game wardens--people who come to the aid of hunters, fishermen, and hikers who've had mishaps in the wilderness.


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Koshin Reads Two Poems

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We asked Koshin Paley Ellison to read a couple poems that have taken on special meaning for him in his work as a hospice chaplain. He shares with us "The Gate" and "The Last Time" by Marie Howe.


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Primate Altruism and Innate Morality

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It turns out our primate cousins show remarkable altruism and kindness, suggesting we're hardwired for systems of morality, with or without religion.


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Tracing Ethics to Our Animal Cousins

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Primates can be amazingly altruistic-- consoling distressed group members, even prying rocks from fighting males' hands. Frans de Waal explains how we humans can trace traits like empathy back to our animal ancestors.


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Through the Pen, Finding Friendship and Spirituality

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Back in 2004, Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith met in creative writing class. Spiritual seekers, they began exchanging handwritten letters...and never really stopped.


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Confronting the Vow of Obedience: Two Priests Weigh In

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It’s one of the oldest dilemmas in the Catholic Church: what to do when a priest’s own conscience conflicts with his vow of obedience. Two priests share their different understandings of obeying church authority.


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Father Flannery: Conscience is 'What Makes You Human'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2012, Fr. Tony Flannery publicly challenged key church teachings and was promptly silenced by the Vatican. For him, an informed conscience is the ultimate guide; right and wrong must be discerned from the inside out.


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Father Petri: 'Be Docile to What the Saints Have Said'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

An informed conscience is not simply your own personal opinion, Father Thomas Petri tells us. Conscience is formed in relation to the Church, trusting the wisdom of the saints and Church Fathers.


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Sister Joan Chittister on the Light Found in Darkness

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Sister Joan Chittister invites us to embrace the great unknown. After a battle with polio when she entered the convent at 16, she learned that spiritual growth can be ignited by the most tragic moments of life.


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Chaplains 1: Climbing the Mountain

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We kick off our Chaplains series at a senior care facility where Oksana Chapman helps Russian-speaking residents to fan the embers of a spiritual life.


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Oksana Chapman: "I got an 'A' in Atheism."

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In the first installment of our Chaplains series, we spend a day with Rabbi Oksana Chapman, a Russian-speaking chaplain who grew up under Soviet rule and once got an 'A' in Atheism.


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The Contents of a Spiritual Toolbox

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A physician and a hospice chaplain discuss the importance of attending to the spirit as well as the body at the end of life. And they introduce us to the concept of 'gerotranscendence.'


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Baptized in the Sea

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In a soundscape of surf and sand, 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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Passover: From Exodus to Coca-Cola

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Why the Exodus story resonates with an African-American rabbi, and where you can get some elusive, limited-edition Passover Coke.


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The Black Rabbi from Chicago

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As a young man in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Capers C. Funnye Jr. was encouraged to become a pastor. Instead, he went to rabbinical school. Now he is one of few black rabbis in the United States.


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In the Kitchen with the 'Jewish Martha Stewart'

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Laura Kwerel hangs out with Meredith Jacobs, also known as "the Jewish Martha Stewart," as she simmers, chops and sautees for a seder meal.


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Holocaust Survivors and Food Memories

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

June Feiss Hersh collected more than 170 recipes passed down from survivors of the Holocaust. Her book isn’t just about food. It’s about memory-- how the aromas and flavors of a warm meal can transport us back in time.


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Coca-Cola: Kosher for Passover?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Every spring before Passover, Coca-Cola plants in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and other cities whip up a tiny batch of soda that's kosher for Passover. But how is this Coke different from all other Cokes?


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A Personal Passover Story

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Bonnie Auslander hosted her first Passover seder more than a decade ago. And it’s taken her a while to feel comfortable inviting other Jews to her seder table– to get what she calls her “seder legs.”


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A Taste of the Hip Hop Hagaddah

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2005, Canadian DJ Socalled remixed all the songs for the Passover seder. Behold: A Hip Hop Hagaddah

 


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Religion and the Bomb

Fri, 31 Mar 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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Is That Radioactivity or the Light Within?

Fri, 31 Mar 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

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2012, three activists broke into a huge nuclear storage site, using hammers and lock cutters from a local hardware store. One of them was Sister Megan Rice, an 82-year-old nun. Reporter Dan Zak tells the story.


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Podcast Extra: More Ray Monk

Fri, 31 Mar 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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Moving Towards the Light: Stories of Near Death Experiences

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When the brain dies….is everything over? Or is there some part of us…our soul maybe…that continues to survive?


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Debating the Meaning of Near Death Experiences

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 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.


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On Heaven: What Different Faiths Believe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 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. From 2010.


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Rabbi Jack Moline: 'All of Us Wander this World'

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Rabbi Jack Moline reminds us that wherever we live, whoever we are, our dwellings are basically temporary and our fates are somewhat random. We are all wandering in the wilderness.


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Podcast Extra: Jeff and Julia, Super-Givers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Meet Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise. They're a couple with a Quaker background who, last year, managed to donate $160,000 to causes they believe in. That was 81 percent of their take-home pay.


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Listener Story: Mark Klar

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Listener Mark Klar of Richmond, Kentucky shares a memory of a time he felt like a stranger--as a 22-year-old traveler, encountering a Bedouin in the Sinai desert.


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Welcoming the Stranger

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

President Trump's travel ban is on ice, but the questions it raises--who’s in, and who’s out-- well, sacred texts have been looking at that forever.


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At Home with Salah and Najah, Syrian Refugees

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As political tensions rise over President Trump's second attempt at a travel ban, we hear from two families--one from Syria, one from the U.S.-- about their friendship, their reality, and their fears.


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The Sanctuary Movement Rises Again

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The faith-based sanctuary movement has been flourishing, especially since the election of President Trump. Linda Rabben explains how the movement first emerged in the 80s to help Central Americans fleeing violence.


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A Journey to Syria to Find Her Grandfather's Saviors

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Dawn MacKeen traveled to meet the descendants of the family who saved her grandfather's life, and then realized that the story had come full circle. Today, a grandson of that Syrian family is himself seeking refuge. 


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Muslims and Jews, Uniting Against Hate

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As hate crimes against American Muslims and Jews surge, so does solidarity between the two minority religious groups. We hear stories of people who rolled up their sleeves to help.


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Dr. Gary Branfman: 'Our Doors Are Always Open to You'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

What would you do if your local mosque were torched by vandals? Dr. Gary Branfman, one of a handful of Jews in Victoria, Texas, tells us he offered his own synagogue as a place for Muslim prayer.


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'It's Difficult to Hate Up Close'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Two women, one Muslim, one Jewish, tell us why the "conflict narrative" between these two groups doesn't tell the whole story. And why Muslim Salaam Bhatti offered help at a Jewish cemetery after it was desecrated.


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Mo Asumang: Confronting Hate, Face-to-Face

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Filmmaker Mo Asumang makes documentaries in which she goes up to the people who say they hate her, and asks them, "why?'



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A Peace Ring After a Shooting

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

 In 2015, when a Jewish security guard was killed in a hate crime at a Copenhagen synagogue, Muslim activist Niddal El-Jabri gathered hundreds of people to hold hands around the building, in a gesture of solidarity.


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The Holocaust Through Muslim Eyes

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Mehnaz Afridi, the first Muslim scholar to run a Holocaust studies program, tells us that Antisemitism and Islamophobia sometimes draw from the same well. 


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Feminist Theology 101

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Why is God a father but not a mother? Just in time for Women's History Month, we learn the basics of feminist theology, then ask some tough questions about "religious pluralism."


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All About Eve

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

According to the standard interpretation of the book of Genesis, Eve sprung forth from Adam’s rib: the original second-class citizen. But feminist theology is trying to change these kinds of views.


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We're Not the Same- And That's OK

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Somewhere around the 1960s, it became fashionable to think of all religions as alike at their core - different paths up the same mountain, to the same God. But this warm and fuzzy view of religion has a problem.


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Eco-Spirituality and Hava Nagila: The Movie

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Thomas Berry's 'New Story' of the Earth and our place in it, the not-so-tortured true story of early Christian martyrdom, and Hava Nagila: The Movie.


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The New Story of the Universe

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When it comes to caring about the environment, we don’t have an apathy problem--we have a story problem. Why the narrative we tell ourselves about where we come from is removed from the grand unfolding of the cosmos.


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The Not-So-Bloody True Story of Early Christian Martyrdom

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Candida Moss says the tale of Christian persecution is mostly false. It's a myth that's been kept alive to inspire the faithful, and has justified Christian violence from the Crusades through modern times.


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Hava Nagila: The Movie

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Hava Nagila, Hebrew for "Let Us Rejoice," began as a Hassidic nigun, or wordless melody. It was sung in nineteenth-century Ukraine, and then made its way to pre-state Israel, then to suburban America. And now...it's a movie.


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Heavenly Sex and Interfaith Marriage

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Dr. Ruth's Torah-approved sex advice, and the challenges and joys of interfaith relationships. From 2009.


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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Judaism and Sex (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

She’s Jewish, she’s 4-foot-7, and she likes to see the Torah as an ancient sex manual. The one and only Dr. Ruth explains the sanctity of sex - good sex - in Jewish law.


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Saying 'I Do' in an Interfaith Relationship

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Christmas tree or Menorah? Honey baked ham or brisket? CCD or Hebrew School? For the nearly 40% of Americans in mixed-religion marriages, (many of which are Catholic-Jewish,) what to do about holidays and religious school are just a few of the worries that often come up. Interfaith marriage counselor Mary Helen Rosenbaum says, fear not: there are practical ways to make it work over the long haul. We’re also joined by two interfaith couples who share their own experience. From February 2008.   Pictured: Jen Liebreich, a Catholic, and Rob Liebreich, a Jew, were married in an interfaith ceremony in 2002.   Two interfaith couples:  Eve and Scott Edwards and Jen and Rob Liebreich Mary Helene Rosenbaum, co-author of "Celebrating Our Differences: Living Two Faiths in One Marriage"   Special thanks to Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington and Jewish-Catholic Family Network. [...]


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Victims of War and Islamophobia: Europe's Refugee Crisis

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2015, more than a million migrants and refugees entered Europe. Today, as the US debates a travel ban, we look back at our show from the beginning of the crisis.


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Christians Only: Europe's Anxiety About Muslim Refugees

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A look back at our 2015 interview on the early days of the refugee crisis. First, a Syrian refugee tells us about his new home in the Netherlands. Then, we analyze the situation with a journalist and a scholar of Islam. 


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Songs, Chants, and Prayers from Ancient Syria

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Syria's songs and prayers represent some of the most beautiful examples of religious music in the world. Jason Hamacher recorded some of these sounds, just months before the civil war erupted.


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The Whiteness of Jesus, The Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital, and More

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

How depictions of a fair-skinned Jesus linked whiteness with godliness, and the Dead Sea Scrolls as you've never seen them before.


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Jesus, Whiteness and Power

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Edward Blum explains how depictions of a white Jesus have linked whiteness with godliness – and complicated race relations for generations of Americans.


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A Very Modern Home for Some Very Old Manuscripts

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For the last few decades, the Dead Sea Scrolls have lived very sheltered lives. But thanks to technology developed by Google and NASA, the world's oldest Bible is now accessible online in stunning, hi-resolution detail.


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Rep. Keith Ellison, America's First Muslim Congressman

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In 2006, Rep. Keith Ellison became the first Muslim elected to Congress. Now he's seeking to lead the opposition to President Trump as chair of the Democratic Party.


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Don't Call Him 'The Muslim Congressman' - He Prefers 'Keith'

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Rep. Keith Ellison is hoping to become chairman of the DNC—which would make him the face of the liberal opposition to President Trump. In 2014 he reflected on how his Muslim faith intersects with his policy choices. 



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Marketing Shamanism

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Want to sell a book in the religion section? Add the word "shaman," and you'll do fine. Add the word "power" or "power animal" and you'll be doing even better. We explain what Shamanism is--and isn't.


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Morals and the Self-Righteous Mind

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Democratic congressman Barney Frank once said, 'we're not perfect, but they're nuts.' This week: Why it's so easy to dismiss people who think differently from us.


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Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It's pretty clear that we need to get along with each other, like it or not. So we decided to step back and re-air our 2013 story that asks why it's so easy to look down on people who think differently from us.


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The Copts: Nurturing Jesus in the Deserts of Egypt

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For Coptic Christians, the story of Christianity is rooted in Egypt, where the young Jesus was protected from King Herod. They’ve lived there since biblical times, often dwelling in the dusty caverns of the desert.


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The Handwritten Bible

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Seven years after he first got the idea, Phillip Patterson finally completed a seemingly impossible task: to hand-copy the entire Christian Bible. His favorite passage in the entire Bible? 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.'


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Rev. Dennis Wiley, Taking Rev. King's Message Further

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As racial tensions worsen and the nation's first black president hands over the White House keys to Donald Trump, we ask Rev. Dennis Wiley--What would Rev. King say today?


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Beyonce Takes Us to Church

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

By giving us an ensemble cast of black women and girls, Beyonce's “Lemonade” reminds black women that even if their own religious traditions fail to “see” them, they are still reflected in the divine.


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Remembering MLK

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We ask a DC pastor, what would Martin Luther King care about today? And a moving testimony from Amirah Muhammad, the granddaughter of the Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad.


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

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Been waiting for a ticket to DC's new African American history museum? Here's our tour through the museum's most memorable religion artifacts.


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How to Be a Diplomat

Sat, 07 Jan 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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Religious Freedom Ambassador David Saperstein

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In his final days in office, Rabbi David Saperstein reflects on what first drew him to the role of America's Ambassador for International Religious Freedom.


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Changing the World...From the 'Cheap Seats'

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Imagine the United Nations as a theater with world leaders sitting around a big table. Way up in the rafters--the cheap seats--are the priests, the rabbis, and other people of faith. They call it the 'ministry of presence.'


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Meet Frederique and Brian, Iowa's Reluctant Cultural Ambassadors

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Welcome to Elkader, Iowa, population: 1,273. Few residents have ever met a Muslim. So Frederique and Brian, Muslim owners of an Algerian restaurant on Main Street, have become the town's default cultural ambassadors.


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Just How Jewish Is 'the Jewish State'?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It depends on who you ask. Two scholars debate, in this encore edition of our God and Government series from October 2015.


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'Everything Is Spiritual': In the Studio with David Broza

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Israeli musician David Broza tells us he finds solace in the quiet stillness of prayer, a practice he first discovered as a rebellious teenager.
 


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Israel's Newest TV Stars: Nice Jewish Boys From A Synagogue Near You

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Why has a show about synagogue music captured the imagination of a country where most Jews don’t even go to synagogue? Liel Leibovitz on the magic of "Liturgical Poet."


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God and Gov: Israel Edition

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

What did the founders mean when they declared Israel a "Jewish state"? And we meet Israel's hottest TV stars: the sweet Yeshiva boys of "Liturgical Poet."


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Extreme Do-Gooders

Fri, 23 Dec 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 meet a Hindu priest living in a freshman dorm.


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Extreme Do-Gooders, And Why They Make Us Uneasy

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Bible tells us it’s better to give than to receive... but can you go too far? It's stories of people who help strangers more than the ones they love.


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The Kindness of Strangers

Fri, 23 Dec 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. We follow her to find out how people react to her effort to "be the change."


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Dharma in the Dorm

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan is the first Hindu chaplain (and monk) at an American university. He's celibate, wears traditional robes...and he's living on a hallway of boisterous freshmen in a student dorm.


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Being Muslim in the Year of Trump: A Post-Election Special

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Muslim reactions to the era of Donald Trump, from a Muslim woman who escaped a 'hijab grab' to a pro-Trump Muslim feminist.




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In Self-Defense Class, Learning to Avoid a 'Hijab Grab'

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We visit a church basement in Washington, DC, where a dozen Muslim women are learning how to look an attacker in the eye and use their "outside voice."
 


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Yuka and Zahra: Discrimination Then and Now

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Yuka Fujikura is a 90-year-old survivor of a Japanese-American internment camp.  Zahra Riaz is a 17-year-old Muslim college student. They sat down together to share their stories of discrimination then and now.


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Asra Nomani: Muslim. Feminist. Trump Voter.

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Close your eyes and imagine a typical Trump voter. Who do you see? Well, it’s probably not Asra Nomani. Nomani is a life-long liberal and former reporter for the Wall Street Journal.


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Carrie Newcomer: You Can Do This Hard Thing

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

An antidote to our bitter election season: Quaker singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer joins us in the studio for a live performance of songs from her new album, including 'Sanctuary' and 'You Can Do This Hard Thing.'


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Podcast Extra: Noor Tagouri

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Noor Tagouri is a Muslim journalist who made history recently when she appeared in Playboy magazine’s Renegade series… fully clothed, wearing a leather jacket, dark lipstick, and a hijab.


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