In these conversations not included in the radio broadcast, Krista speaks with Diana Eck, founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard. She talks about expressions of religious liberty far beyond the American founders' imaginations.
Sanskrit chants from the Vedas, Upanishads, and other texts have been handed down through the centuries by Traditional Scholars in India. In these renditions, Ravi Shankar reconfigured existing forms and composed new numbers to convey the spiritual force of these Sanskrit mantras and chants.
From the BBC, Mohammad Darawshe reads this moving essay from August 2006. He tells the story of innocent Arab-Israeli citizens who were caught between Hezbollah's rockets and Israel's politics during the Lebanese bombings.
Listen to Mohammad Darawshe's report. (RealPlayer, 5:11)
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Krista spoke with Halevi about the nature of fundamentalism. Listen to 20 minutes of that conversation, which might have new meaning today after five years of conflict.