Faith and the Presidency

October 20, 2004

Both John Kerry and George W. Bush say they rely on their religious faith to guide them in their private and public lives. Diane and her guests talk about the role of religious faith in the presidential campaigns.

"One Electorate Under God"

September 14, 2004

Almost from the moment the Founding Fathers wrote "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," Americans have debated the role of religion in politics. A panel...

Garret Keizer: "Help" (Harper San Francisco)

September 13, 2004

The author draws from history, literature, firsthand interviews, and personal anecdotes to ponder what's at stake when one human being tries to assist another.

Father Andrew Greeley

April 15, 2004

Father Andrew Greeley, sociologist, prolific author and often outspoken commentator marks his 50th year in the priesthood. He joins us to share his perspective on how the Catholic church has changed, the recent controversies, and the...

Susan Jacoby: "Freethinkers" (Metropolitan Books)

April 5, 2004

The separation of church and state has been a matter of debate in this country since the days of the Founding Fathers. Author Susan Jacoby presents her research on the history of American secularism.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "God Has A Dream" (Doubleday)

March 18, 2004

The 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner explains how to transform individual and global suffering into joy and redemption.

Reactions to "The Passion of The Christ"

March 1, 2004

The new movie "The Passion of the Christ" started raising interest and controversy months before it even came out. Now that the film has been released, Diane talks with clergy members from different religious denominations about...

Pat Robertson: "The Ten Offenses" (Integrity Publishers)

January 27, 2004

Religious broadcaster and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson explains his belief that the Ten Commandments should be on public display and that faith should be at the center of American politics and policy.

Stewart Burns: "To The Mountain Top" (Harper San Francisco)

January 15, 2004

A new biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examines his spiritual development from cautious liberal to reluctant radical to righteous revolutionary. Author Stewart Burns examines how King's religious beliefs intertwined with his...

Christine Wicker: "Lily Dale" (Harper San Francisco) (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2003

For more than 100 years, Lily Dale, New York, has been the annual meeting place for thousands of Spiritualists to gather and talk with the dead. Christine Wicker's new book tells the true story of the world's oldest and largest community...

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