From the beautiful campus of Emory University, a one-on-one interview with the chief rabbi during the Dalai Lama's conference in 2010. This is a wide-ranging conversation focusing on his wisdom in contemplating how all of us can better learn to honor the dignity of difference in a globalized world.
Krista Tippett sits down with Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. One of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion, they discuss how Jewish and other religious ideas can inform modern challenges. He says that the faithful can and must cultivate their own deepest truths — while finding God in the other.
In 1990, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks delivered six Reith Lectures on the BBC. Listen to all six lectures as Lord Sacks examines religion and ethics in a secular society. He explores how objective standards influence people's ethics, discusses the religious institution of marriage in society, examines the language of religion and community, assesses the mix of religious revival and nationalism, and explains why faith survives.
From the Clinton Global Initiative Meetings, we join the plenary session "Peace and Beyond in the Middle East."
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Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks delivers the inaugural Pope Benedict XVI Lecture at St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham. The lecture focused on the topic of interreligious dialogue.
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The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. For this new year, an invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.
Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.