In this TED talk, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt breaks down human moral values into five basic elements, then shows how an individual's placement on the liberal-conservative spectrum is determined by how much emphasis that person puts on each of these values.
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This SOF video captures the international flavor of the Azusa Street Centennial in song by a couple from Zimbabwe.
View a couple of campaign commercials in which presidential candidates wear their religion on their sleeves.
A collection of photos documenting the Islamic holy month.
I wanted to share a tremendously informative piece of writing that came into my inbox yesterday — an essay by Omer M. Mozaffar about the passing of Warith Deen (often referred to as W.Deen) Mohammed titled “American Islam Enters its Next Phase.” Mohammed was a gentle but towering figure in the history of Islam in the U.S., yet remains little known in the culture at large.
With all the press given to Gov. Palin's Pentecostal past, many forgot the Democratic Party has its own share of influential Pentecostals running the show.
Are religious values sometimes used as a shield for discrimination?
But what about practicing yoga at home? A prescribed playlist German trains would love.
Recalling Rabbi Heschel's words while fasting for Ramadan.
Krista finds liberation in the graceful transitioning instead of only the outcome.
Our managing producer, a "yoga cliché," finds a way of putting herself in the way of the divine.
We asked for your song recommendations, and you delivered scores of them.
Just settling on a good program title can spur quite a bit of debate during our editorial sessions, with more considerations than you might expect.
News reports selectively cited quotes from Sarah Palin's speech to "M.C." students. View her entire speech and add your own knowledge.
In preparing for Krista's interview with Fr. Stewart, several producers listen as he previews a few manuscripts from the HMML collection.
Rob discusses fishing as a metaphor for the creative process.
Video: Our Senior Producer talks about some of the choices he made with this program's music.
The inspirational story of an Ethiopian man who watched the deforestation of his home, did nothing, and is reclaiming his land and his memories.
Krista vents her frustration about certain media coverage on the Saddleback forum with Sens. Obama and McCain.
The gang from Speaking of Faith will be at the Minnesota State Fair this Friday, August 22, at the Minnesota Public Radio booth (at the corner of Judson Ave. and Nelson St.), between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Although Krista will be in Mississippi, if you’re in the Twin Cities, come say howdy to Kate, Colleen, Alda, Andy, Mitch, Rob and I
(and possibly Trent). Don’t worry, I asked your boss if you could take the day off and your boss said it was OK.
I’ve never been to the State Fair, being from Montreal, so I’m looking forward to the festivities. We Canadians put our cheese curds in a bowl of fries and gravy, so I’ll be curious to see what Minnesotans do with ‘em. See you there, eh!