How has your religious identity changed? Does faith still play an important role in your life? Are you concerned that young people are leaving religious institutions? Join John Hockenberry today (Friday, October 18) at 2:00 pm ET to participate in a live online chat. Whatever questions or comments you have, we hope you add your voice to the conversation.
Why are atheism and agnosticism on the rise? And what does it take to go against your family's faith? Three young atheists discuss how they began to question their faith and what it was like to leave the church.
Three young Muslim-Americans — Kamran, Tasneem, and Zahra — struggle to reconcile their "Muslim" and "American" identities. Why don't we hear more of this in the media?
Shifts in the U.S.' ethnic composition are portentous for religious institutions, communities, loyalties, and identities. The white majority, says Martin Marty, can kvetch or use it as an opportunity to reassess religious commitment.
Martin Marty invites interfaith couples to reflect and tell their stories — and challenge the binary headlines.
A.E. Lefton on Bahá’í leaders being persecuted and imprisoned in Iran — and how they remind her of the sacrifice and the richness of human life.
Glenn Greewald's calling out of Sam Harris' speech as anti-Muslim rhetoric sparked quite a debate. Is Mr. Harris a new form of atheism an old form of colonialism?
Vigorous discussions on what we're owed and what we earn, the slow work of healing, and stories of inspiration about being alone in this busy world.
Listen to Marie Howe read these striking lines from her poem. Her ability to read her own work is marvelous.
The public's trust in "organized religion" is on the decline. While wearying, Martin Marty says that these polls offer insights and lessons on how religious institutions must serve the public better.
What morsels of wisdom would you like to see captured from our show with Congressman Lewis? Tell us about it.
The so-called patron saint of the Mexican drug war finds a different breed of followers on the other side of the border.
President Obama continues the use of explicit religious language in his speeches as many of his predecessors did in the 20th century. But should it be alarming when he's referred to as Pastor in Chief?
A testament to the power of religious language, Paul Harvey, and the dream of America presented through rural imagery?
The film Life of Pi is not just a "parable of the postmodern quest for 'spiritual fulfillment'" but a meditation on beauty and our own finitude.
Audio clips of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on how we humans need to accept our role as an exceptional species and encountering the sacred in others through Calvinist thought.
Audio clips of one of the world's premiere sociologists on the importance of religion in shaping societies and the ethical imperative of scholars to include many perspectives in these discussions.
With the Western world turning its back on violence in Africa, religion and spirituality may play a crucial role in local peacebuilding efforts in Congo.
On the day that a festival to locate the sacred opened, countries across the Middle East were aflame. The musical art of Bora Yoon and Riyaaz Qawwali ruptured this author's cynicism and offered a new vision of the world.
Loving Tablet Magazine's humorous approach to the High Holy Days. A few of our favorites...
In a fun, lively conversation with the comedian extraordinaire, Joanna Brooks discusses the fears, tensions, and survivalist instinct of Mormons of today. And Jon Stewart offers some advice on her "baby" religion growing up.
The topic of the ethics of meat eating often prompts a debate about religion. But how should one approach a conversation about the consumption of animals and religion? Five approaches.
“Every single thing that religion provides, rationality, empiricism, and science can provide. And not only that — they can provide it better.” ~Dr. Lawrence Krauss
The physicist and atheist talks with Krista Tippett about what science may reveal about the origins of life and human consciousness.
A doctrinal framework that's fallen out of favor may be the best hope in giving Christian's faith a structure and a language they can articulate.