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July 26, 2012

If you pay attention, you'll see connections that one often overlooks — even in a Tumblr dashboard.

July 26, 2012

“You want people to recognize that they’re the truth of who they are — that they’re exactly what God had in mind when God made them.” ~Fr. Greg Boyle

Krista Tippett speaks with the Jesuit priest whose prison ministry has worked with some of the most violent, gang-ridden members in Los Angeles. A riveting hour and the second in our series of conversations from Chautauqua.

July 24, 2012

It's the rhythmic reminder of the Muslim call to prayer in East Jerusalem, Istanbul, and the West Bank that remains in this traveler's memory — and the many variations of this vibrant art form. Listen in.

July 19, 2012

'If we could all spend these Three Weeks healing our sight so that we truly only see the good in one another, how might the world be different? Imagine seeing the best not only in your friends, but in the guy who cuts you off in traffic; in someone who looks different from you; in someone whose political positions are the opposite of yours.'

During this sacred time of year for Jews, the Velveteen Rabbi ponders how she can not only stop seeing the faults in people but 'to perfect the art of seeing the good in people.'

July 18, 2012

A photo essay capturing the festivities of Pioneer Day in Utah, an occasion when Mormons celebrate their ancestors' journeys with reenactments of the Mormon pioneers difficult trek, flowing parades, family barbeques, and late-night fireworks.

July 12, 2012

Krista kicks off her series of live, public interviews with Dr. Abdallah Daar, a global health expert who says "innovation is the exit strategy for aid" and that health care inequities in struggling countries are an ethical issue that needs to be righted. Watch the first conversation in this series of five conversations predicated on the theme of "Inspire. Commit. Act."

July 12, 2012

The lessons from the Green Patriarch's environmental summit in Turkey may not rest in facts and data, but in our religious traditions' knowledge that inspiring people to do what's best for the good of the whole.

July 11, 2012

Given the U.S. media attention on both Mormonism and Islam of late, it is a worthwhile moment to note how much both groups have in common. Ask Mormon Girl Joanna Brooks and Tamarra Kemsley on what's at stake when goals of family and faith are the centering form of unity.

July 09, 2012

"I picked up a camera in journalism class, and it was truly spiritual." We've had the honor of working with Ann Marsden many times over the years. Her passion for her craft inspired all of us at On Being, and we’ll miss her deeply.

July 04, 2012

With the important news about the the Higgs boson particle, this excellent video explainer with comic sketches may even help us understand it one day!

July 03, 2012

Will Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson be the next historical religious figure to make it to Broadway?

July 02, 2012

This unexpected, public performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on a plaza in Spain is an absolute visual and aural feast.

July 02, 2012

The word "selah" in the biblical Psalms helps one woman reflect and listen to the song before her — whether in verse or in place.

June 28, 2012

Does media coverage of Mitt Romney point out a disconnect between the spaces in which we live and the way we've publicly lived religion?

June 27, 2012

A story of a young woman who put down her digital ways and learned to slow down while living in a special community in Ireland.

June 26, 2012

"When we are able to freely share and inquire about each other’s religious and spiritual identities, it provides opportunities for collaboration, hospitality, and empowerment." ~Beth Katz

How one group in Omaha is trying to reshape our perspectives on identity, religion, spirituality, and culture through video portraits.

June 26, 2012

Meeting Jane Goodall was a highlight of our production trip. A photo of the legendary primatologist and conservationist chatting with Krista.

June 25, 2012

How do we respect the depth of a Christian snake handler's faith — and talk about it without caricaturing or lauding his life?

June 18, 2012

Some beautiful photos of Pagans and others celebrating summer solstice around the world. Who wants to jump the fire with us?

June 17, 2012

If St. Francis is right, and our actions speak louder than our words, then you might say this man's father was never quiet. A lovely essay on this Father's Day.

June 14, 2012

Martin Marty makes the case that legitimate conflicts and argumentation are happening that are not a war against religion.

June 12, 2012
June 10, 2012

An intimate video portrait of an artist who creates daily ritual by creating simple drawings with tea and ink.

June 06, 2012

The pioneering oceanographer and explorer describes walking on the ocean floor under a quarter-mile of water where light can scarcely reach.

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