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.
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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.
Loving Tablet Magazine's humorous approach to the High Holy Days. A few of our favorites...
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."
Every 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.
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.
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?
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.
Read highlights of Krista's interview with Alain de Botton, and experience his philosophy in Twitter-form.
Guess what famous actress gave our public radio program a shout-out in InStyle magazine?
When Jews sing a niggun, Ethan Press writes, this wordless Jewish melody brings the singer into ecstatic union with the Divine.
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.
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.
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.
“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.