Religion

Richard Dawkins: "An Appetite For Wonder"

Richard Dawkins: "An Appetite For Wonder"

September 24, 2013

The author of "The Selfish Gene" and "The God Delusion" talks about the evolution of his own thinking.

Same-Sex Marriage And The States

July 11, 2013

The battle over same-sex marriage returns to the states: How the fight will play out in legislatures, courts and ballot initiatives.

Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

June 20, 2013

A debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran based on the true story of the author’s own birth in a prison in Tehran. The book follows the lives of several political prisoners and their children, who inherit their country’s tenuous future.

Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

June 6, 2013

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

Jeff Chu: "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America"

Jeff Chu: "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America"

March 21, 2013

A journalist’s yearlong pilgrimage across the country to explore what it means to be gay and Christian in America.

Roman Catholics Choose A New Pope

March 14, 2013

The newly elected Roman Catholic pope, the former Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, represents many “firsts.” He’s the first pontiff from the Americas, the first Jesuit pope, the first pontiff to choose the name Francis and the first pope in the modern era to be elected after a papal resignation. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges facing Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church.

Transition At The Vatican

February 28, 2013

Roman Catholic cardinals gather to choose a new pope. Diane and her guests discuss transition at the Vatican and challenges facing the world’s largest Christian denomination.

Garry Wills: "Why Priests? A Failed Tradition"

February 13, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI, the Roman Catholic Church's top priest, took the world by surprise with his decision to resign. Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and lifelong Catholic -- Gary Wills asks why we need priests and suggests Christianity would have been better off without the priesthood.

Secretary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony And Terrorism In North And West Africa

January 24, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi, Libya, and understanding security risks in North and West Africa.

Religion And Politics In 2012

November 6, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for a discussion about how religious beliefs are informing political convictions in the 2012 election.

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