Religion

President Jimmy Carter: "A Remarkable Mother" (Simon & Schuster)

April 29, 2008

Former President Jimmy Carter explains how his mother influenced his life's work. He also talks about his recent trips abroad promoting peace and democracy.

Polygamy and Child Welfare

April 17, 2008

A West Texas court considers whether to place more than 400 children removed from the families of a polygamous sect in foster care after an allegation of abuse. A look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and...

Noah Feldman: "The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State" (Princeton)

April 16, 2008

Why Islamic states thrived for hundreds of years, what led to their downfall, and the some of current challenges of Islamic governments in the modern world.

Pope's Visit to U.S.

April 14, 2008

Three years after succeeding John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the U.S. We assess his papacy to date, the state of the Catholic Church in America and Pope Benedict's dialogue with people of other faiths.

Nick Smith: "I Was Wrong" (Cambridge)

March 18, 2008

A professor specializing in the philosophy of law, politics, and society reflects on the meanings of private, public, and collective apologies.

E. J. Dionne: "Souled Out" (Princeton)

February 12, 2008

Award-winning journalist E.J. Dionne explains why he believes the era of dominance by the Religious Right in American politics is coming to an end. He also forecasts the role of faith in politics after George W. Bush leaves the White...

Geraldine Brooks: "People of the Book" (Viking)

January 10, 2008

Geraldine Brooks presents her latest novel about the journey of an ancient Hebrew text and the people who risked their lives to protect it during centuries of wars, inquisitions, and family tragedies.

Teaching Evolution and Creationism

January 7, 2008

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences emphasizes the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. We'll look at what the Academy says and why creationism does not belong in the science classroom.

Eboo Patel: "Acts of Faith" (Beacon) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2007

An American Muslim of Indian descent describes his work in building an interfaith youth movement.

Carolyn Jessop: "Escape" (Broadway)

December 17, 2007

Carolyn Jessop was once a member of a radical polygamist religious sect. She talks about her life as the fourth wife of a man decades older than her, living under the same roof as his other wives and children, and what spurred her to...

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