1963 address by President Kennedy on civil rights.
Read President Johnson's 1965 speech promoting proposed voting rights legislation.
We've isolated two clips of Hecht on her poetry, listen and read along:
"No I Would Not Leave You If You Suddenly Found God"
Read George Ellis' statement at the Templeton Prize News Conference announcing him as the recipient. See what he means when he uses the phrase "confounding the calculus of rationality" and his plans for the cash prize.
This letter from a Scottish soldier was sent to Dr. Ellis after he received the Templeton Prize in 2004. Ellis read this during the live event at WHYY in Philadelphia to illustrate his concept of kenosis in action in a strange situation.
Read the scriptural text that describes the Pentecost, during which the early disciples recieved the Holy Spirit, and spoke in tongues.
In this essay read during the program, Laurie Zoloth addresses the ethical dilemmas and complications that accompany progressing cloning technologies from a theological perspective. The essay is included in Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research, published by Oxford University Press.
by Fred Dings
You are the children of our fantasies of form,
our wish to carve a larger cave of light,
our dream to perfect the ladder of genes and climb
its rungs to the height of human possibility,
to a stellar efflorescence beyond all injury
and disease, with minds as bright as newborn suns
and bodies which leave our breathless mirrors stunned.
Forgive us if we failed to imagine your loneliness
in the midst of all that ordinary excellence,
by Elie Wiesel
Read the complete text of the prayer Wiesel recited during the program, which originally appeared in a diary and was included in the collection One Generation After.
Read the full passage containing the ten commandments given to Moses (taken from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures that was mentioned during the program.