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.
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"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.
Does media coverage of Mitt Romney point out a disconnect between the spaces in which we live and the way we've publicly lived religion?
A story of a young woman who put down her digital ways and learned to slow down while living in a special community in Ireland.
"When we are able to freely share and inquire about each other’s religious and spiritual identities, it provides opportunities for collaboration, hospitality, and empowerment." ~Beth Katz
How one group in Omaha is trying to reshape our perspectives on identity, religion, spirituality, and culture through video portraits.
Meeting Jane Goodall was a highlight of our production trip. A photo of the legendary primatologist and conservationist chatting with Krista.
How do we respect the depth of a Christian snake handler's faith — and talk about it without caricaturing or lauding his life?
Some beautiful photos of Pagans and others celebrating summer solstice around the world. Who wants to jump the fire with us?
If St. Francis is right, and our actions speak louder than our words, then you might say this man's father was never quiet. A lovely essay on this Father's Day.
Martin Marty makes the case that legitimate conflicts and argumentation are happening that are not a war against religion.
An intimate video portrait of an artist who creates daily ritual by creating simple drawings with tea and ink.
The pioneering oceanographer and explorer describes walking on the ocean floor under a quarter-mile of water where light can scarcely reach.
Will black Mormons vote for Romney or Obama? Guest contributor W. Paul Reeve offers a historical perspective of African Americans in the LDS Church -- and the decisions they must make in a pivotal election year.
Of all the ideas Janna Levin presents, the most provocative and disturbing, perhaps, is her doubt that there is free will in human existence at all. She cannot be sure that we are not utterly determined by brilliant principles of physics and biology. Yet she cleaves more fiercely in the face of this belief to the reality of her love of her children and her hopes and dreams for them.
Krista and the team leave for Istanbul this weekend, and we're looking for your advice. Who are Turkish voices you'd recommend we interview while there that can speak to Turkey's secular + emerging religious identity?