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Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

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The Takeaway

Science and God: Can They Co-Exist?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Can science and God co-exist? For centuries, science and religion have been at odds, with some fearing that the more scientists uncover, the more religious theories may unravel.

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America's Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet

Monday, April 21, 2014

A computer scientist used statistical modeling to prove how America is losing its religion. Other factors: A drop in religious upbringing and an increase in college-level education.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

God and You: A Two-Hour Special

Monday, April 21, 2014

As the holy weeks of Judaism and Christianity come to an end, we ask: How do you picture God? How do you pray? How does your belief in God connect to your daily life? Karen Armstrong, Krista Tippett, Mark Epstein and the Rev. James Martin join us for this special family meeting.

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How Did You Spend Your Holy Week?

Monday, April 21, 2014

With holy weeks ending in Judaism and Christianity, did you observe either holiday through: Reflection? Public action? Prayer? How do you picture God when performing your rituals? Call us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting to Know Jesus

Monday, April 21, 2014

James Martin, SJ, a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (HarperOne, 2014), talks about the historical and spiritual Jesus.

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The Takeaway

Aereo and the Future of Cable | Everest Avalanche Calls Attention to the Lives of Sherpas | Science and God: Can They Co-Exist?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tensions Remain High in Ukraine Despite Geneva Agreement | Grim Details About South Korean Ferry Emerge | Aereo and the Future of Cable: The Supreme Court Weighs In | Everest Avalanche Calls Attention to the Lives of Sherpas | Seeking Consciousness, Doctors Turn To Brain Scans | Science and God: Can ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

A Social History of God

Monday, April 21, 2014

Karen Armstrong, author of best-selling books on religion and the founder of the Charter for Compassion, addresses the question: How are religious concepts and practices different at different times for individuals and cultures? And we ask immigrants to call in and discuss how God is viewed differently in your country of origin than in the US.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Roundtable: God in Our Everyday Lives

Monday, April 21, 2014

Our family meeting continues with a roundtable of thinkers from all types of religious backgrounds on how God connects with our everyday lives. With: Krista Tippett, host of On BeingLisa Anderson, director of women’s multifaith education at Auburn Theological SeminaryMark Epstein, a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of The Trauma of Everyday Life (Penguin Press, 2013); and Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, monk, lecturer and the first-ever Hindu chaplain for Columbia University, New York University, and Union Theological Seminary, and the author of Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine (Conscious Living, LLC, 2013).

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'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

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The Florida Church Whose Worshippers Are All Tourists

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshippers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.

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This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

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Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The pope gave his traditional Easter blessing before a large crowd in St. Peter's Square; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.

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WNYC News

Faith Based Films Flood the Screen

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

You might get away with skipping church, if you go to the movies instead.

This week, “Heaven is for Real,” starring Greg Kinnear, hits theaters. It's the fourth biblical or faith-based film to go into wide release this year, and it won’t be the last.

In total, we’ll see about ...

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All Things Considered

Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

Friday, April 18, 2014

The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.

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Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

Friday, April 18, 2014

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.

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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Friday, April 18, 2014

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Friday, April 18, 2014

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?

Friday, April 18, 2014

In a new paper, biologists suggest that religion evolved in our prehistoric past through processes by which serving one's family and larger social group become synonymous with serving God.

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Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

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