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.
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“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.
If you pay attention, you'll see connections that one often overlooks — even in a Tumblr dashboard.
“You want people to recognize that they’re the truth of who they are — that they’re exactly what God had in mind when God made them.” ~Fr. Greg Boyle
Krista Tippett speaks with the Jesuit priest whose prison ministry has worked with some of the most violent, gang-ridden members in Los Angeles. A riveting hour and the second in our series of conversations from Chautauqua.
It's the rhythmic reminder of the Muslim call to prayer in East Jerusalem, Istanbul, and the West Bank that remains in this traveler's memory — and the many variations of this vibrant art form. Listen in.
'If we could all spend these Three Weeks healing our sight so that we truly only see the good in one another, how might the world be different? Imagine seeing the best not only in your friends, but in the guy who cuts you off in traffic; in someone who looks different from you; in someone whose political positions are the opposite of yours.'
During this sacred time of year for Jews, the Velveteen Rabbi ponders how she can not only stop seeing the faults in people but 'to perfect the art of seeing the good in people.'
A photo essay capturing the festivities of Pioneer Day in Utah, an occasion when Mormons celebrate their ancestors' journeys with reenactments of the Mormon pioneers difficult trek, flowing parades, family barbeques, and late-night fireworks.
Krista kicks off her series of live, public interviews with Dr. Abdallah Daar, a global health expert who says "innovation is the exit strategy for aid" and that health care inequities in struggling countries are an ethical issue that needs to be righted. Watch the first conversation in this series of five conversations predicated on the theme of "Inspire. Commit. Act."
The lessons from the Green Patriarch's environmental summit in Turkey may not rest in facts and data, but in our religious traditions' knowledge that inspiring people to do what's best for the good of the whole.
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.
"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.