What do Israeli and Pakistani peers have in common? A Jewish American journalist looks beyond Western media's portrayal of Pakistan and discovers universal values.
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"My favorite healing place: Pololu Valley, The Big Island, Hawaii."
Could the concerns of Jewish and Muslim minorities in Berlin serve as a chance for "secular" Berliners to to examine their own identity? Guest contributor Brian Britt explores the role of history as a distraction challenging modern-day civility.
Krista Tippett speaks with David Gushee and Frances Kissling at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Photo by Matt Johnson
More than 500 people witnessed a thoughtful exchange between two people who come at the abortion issue from decidedly different perspectives. What they heard was a civil exchange based upon mutual respect. As one listener points out, it has a lot to do with the way Krista framed the conversation:
What a little-known figure of speech, the polysyndeton, can do for style — even in the Bible.
Upon being told she is obese by a viewer, a television anchor uses the opportunity to talk about bullying and the need to be kinder to one another.
A majestic environment in upstate Minnesota and our host's best-selling book, Einstein's God makes for a great pairing! What's your favorite healing place?
"Off to the place I love best: the airport!"
These words Krista uttered with a twinkle in her eye and a bit of tongue-in-cheek pithiness as she rushed out of the studio on her way to Chicago. But didn't she just tweet something about returning home, you ask? Yes, yes she did:
Off the plane, hug my son, do yoga - back on the ground and in my body. A relief. Life's simplest moorings to dignity.
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.
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.