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An African-American professor who has spent her life building bridges across racial divides questions whether she can continue knowing that four out of five white Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump.
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The parable of the hummingbird, the loss of sacredness through the destruction of forests, and deeper religious truths through science.
Pakistan surpasses Indonesia. Palestinian women flip a trend on its head. A new poll from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Our aggregated live-tweets of Krista's conversation.
(photo: fake is the new real/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons)
It was strange to experience my conversation with Elizabeth Alexander about finding fresh ways to talk about difficult things, which became so painfully relevant in light of the Arizona shootings and the soul-searching around them. It’s a kind of relevance I wouldn’t wish for.
“I’ve struggled a lot with my Muslim identity. … As a Turk growing up in America with one parent from one side of the religious wall and one from the other side, I found myself tugged more and more towards the spiritual side of the religion rather than the legal side of the religion.” -Dr. Mehmet Oz
A guest post from Charity Burns on her new-found respect for the Sufi poet while slipping on an icy Brooklyn sidewalk.
Maier's work was first discovered at an estate auction in 2007 by John Maloof, a twenty-something real estate agent and flea market maven. Eventually he realized he'd stumbled upon a trove of photographic gems. Maloof now holds 100,000 of Maier's negatives and devotes himself full time to showcasing Maier's work, which is now on exhibit at the Chicago History Museum through summer 2014.
At the outskirts of Kingston lies Hunts Bay Jewish Cemetery, Jamaica’s oldest burial ground still in use today. The cemetery has recently been inventoried and mapped, and is now a Jamaica National Heritage Trust Site. Inventory work continues this month on another cemetery in Jamaica, the Orange Street Jewish Cemetery, a 200-year-old bet haim (“house of life”).
This past Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Krista interviewed Terry Tempest Williams for an upcoming show slotted for release on February 3rd. An author and environmentalist, Tempest Williams’ writing and storytelling is imbued with her experience growing up in the American West.
As a wilderness activist who grew up in Utah and teaches at the University of Utah, she bridges the worlds of the oil industry she questions and the members of her family who have made oil their livelihood. We are especially interested in how Tempest Williams navigates these two realms with civil language and an effort to stay at the dinner table, as she puts it.
What four films come to mind that have provided you with some teaching moment in the shape of a moral compass?
A reminder that change means being willing to take a risk - just like Moses Wright did in Mississippi.
Krista Tippett reflects on her conversation with John Polkinghorne on quarks, creation, and God.