Faith And Religion

The Leonard Lopate Show

Jeff Sharlet on Faith in America

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jeff Sharlet explores the borderlands of belief and skepticism, and in Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithless, and the Country in Between, he profiles religious radicals, realists, and escapists—from Dr. Cornel West to legendary banjo player Dock Boggs, from the youth evangelist Ron Luce to America's largest "Mind, Body, Spirit Expo." He offers a spiritual landscape.

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The Takeaway

Religious Extremism: The Same on All Sides?

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Quran burning by Florida Pastor Terry Jones' church group has incited deadly protests in Afghanistan. These events show the perils of religious extremism. Daisy Khan, from the American Society of Muslim Advancement and Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe of the World Evangelical Alliance both condemn the burning of the Quran and the subsequent violence.

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The Takeaway

Pope Exonerates Jews for Death of Christ

Thursday, March 03, 2011

In a new book, "Jesus of Nazareth: Part II," Pope Benedict exonerates the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ. But why has it taken thousands of years to absolve the Jewish community of this crime? And does this say something about the evolving relationship between Jews and Catholics? We talk with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is also the author of "You Don't Have to be Wrong for Me to be Right."

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