On the Blog

September 26, 2012

Activists from two embattled sides find their way to the same table following a public tragedy. The intention? Communicate openly, without necessarily finding common ground.

September 21, 2012

On the day that a festival to locate the sacred opened, countries across the Middle East were aflame. The musical art of Bora Yoon and Riyaaz Qawwali ruptured this author's cynicism and offered a new vision of the world.

September 20, 2012

Loving Tablet Magazine's humorous approach to the High Holy Days. A few of our favorites...

September 18, 2012

A new translation of a seminal work of medieval Jewish philosophy is banned in Israel. But this Arab transliteration may "break down the artificial borders that separate the communities of the Middle East."

September 18, 2012

Cooking for PeaceEvery week for the past five months, a group of Arab and Jewish women from neighboring towns near Haifa, Israel have come together to cook. Each week, they meet in a different woman’s home, discovering their commonalities and differences by sharing recipes, culinary traditions, and childhood memories.

September 13, 2012

A joyful lamentation over sealed spaces and the lessons Rosh Hashanah — and the High Holy Days — teaches when we have access to the gifts of our natural environment.

September 11, 2012

A sacred space doesn't have to be a cathedral or a mosque or a synagogue. For our guest essayist, it's a city square she shared with a friend with cancer. Read this lovely essay and then tell us what is your sacred space?

September 07, 2012

How and why did we choose this "secular sermon" for our podcast. A bit of behind-the-scenes insight that answers these questions — and a chance to watch the full sermon from The School of Life.

September 05, 2012

Read highlights of Krista's interview with Alain de Botton, and experience his philosophy in Twitter-form.

August 28, 2012

Guess what famous actress gave our public radio program a shout-out in InStyle magazine?

August 24, 2012

When Jews sing a niggun, Ethan Press writes, this wordless Jewish melody brings the singer into ecstatic union with the Divine.

August 23, 2012

In a fun, lively conversation with the comedian extraordinaire, Joanna Brooks discusses the fears, tensions, and survivalist instinct of Mormons of today. And Jon Stewart offers some advice on her "baby" religion growing up.

August 22, 2012

The topic of the ethics of meat eating often prompts a debate about religion. But how should one approach a conversation about the consumption of animals and religion? Five approaches.

August 20, 2012

An illustration of Xavier Le Pichon’s analogies between the “rigidity” and what he calls “ductility” of the earth, and human communities he's witnessed from India to France.

August 17, 2012

“Every single thing that religion provides, rationality, empiricism, and science can provide. And not only that — they can provide it better.” ~Dr. Lawrence Krauss

The physicist and atheist talks with Krista Tippett about what science may reveal about the origins of life and human consciousness.

August 15, 2012

Pining for the Olympic Games that are now over? Take hope and get ready for 2016 with this brilliant tilt shift video of Rio de Janeiro and Carnival.

August 15, 2012

When Hanan Harchol's character tells his parents that he's breaking up with his girlfriend, they say that real love is not about focusing on your own needs. Do they have a point?

August 14, 2012

"Although the Olympics have ended, the spirit of the Games should continue. Egyptians need to believe in a future that is inclusive and encompasses all citizens. That’s where sport comes in." ~Mustafa Abdelhalim

Egyptians shared interest in sports could be the bridge that unites its people and makes for a more inclusive society.

August 13, 2012

A doctrinal framework that's fallen out of favor may be the best hope in giving Christian's faith a structure and a language they can articulate.

August 03, 2012

Listen to our tracks from this late-night Sufi jam session in a studio barely a block away from the tourist-filled Hippodrome and Hagia Sofia in Istanbul.

July 30, 2012

Using the iconic logo of the Olympic rings, graphic designer Gustavo Sousa illustrates the inequities among the five continents on topics from HIV to Facebook users to number of Catholic priests.

July 30, 2012

“Another level of your life opens up when you recognize that you have a life that is inside.”
~Roshi Joan Halifax

The Zen Buddhist monk and medical anthropologist talks to Krista Tippett about her life, Buddhist faith, inspirations, and the vast concepts of death, compassion, grief — and neuroscience.

July 27, 2012

A little-known fact: the Olympic Creed was inspired by a bishop's sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral during the 1908 Games in London. We paired this with a photo that captures the spirit of this creed.

July 27, 2012

“For me, this work is in part a way to deal with the anxiety, the spiritual anxiety of those disparities. I can’t feel religiously comfortable in simply accepting that type of division in the way we live our lives.” ~Rami Nashashibi
Nashashibi speaks about how he uses religion, art, and culture to fight for minority rights and social justice in conversation with Krista at Chautauqua.

July 26, 2012

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

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