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.
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“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.
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.
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?
"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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
If you pay attention, you'll see connections that one often overlooks — even in a Tumblr dashboard.
“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.
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.
'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.'
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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.
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!
Will Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson be the next historical religious figure to make it to Broadway?
This unexpected, public performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on a plaza in Spain is an absolute visual and aural feast.
The word "selah" in the biblical Psalms helps one woman reflect and listen to the song before her — whether in verse or in place.