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.
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An hour with the extraordinary humanity of Congressman John Lewis. The civil rights movement he helped animate was — as he tells it — love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then — and that he offers up for our common life even today.
The so-called patron saint of the Mexican drug war finds a different breed of followers on the other side of the border.
A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.”
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?
A globally admired voice of an emerging Muslim American dream. Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. He's an activist who converges religious virtues, social action, and the arts. His life is a creative response to ethical confusion in a world of disparity.
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.