Religion

Fiftieth Anniversary Of Vatican II

October 4, 2012

Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to modernize the Roman Catholic Church. The council attempted to open the gates of social activism, freedom of expression and conscience, and a respect for all religions. Diane and her guests discuss the legacy of Vatican II and its repercussions beyond the Church.

Culture Clash Over Free Speech

September 18, 2012

Protests against an American-made online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad have sparked discussions about free speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss clashing cultural norms and efforts to define and regulate hate speech across the globe.

Update On The Killing Of U.S. Diplomats In Benghazi And The Attack In Cairo

September 13, 2012

Update on the killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Diane and guests discuss security implications for the region and rising tensions between the U.S. and the Arab world.

American Roman Catholic Nuns And The Vatican

June 14, 2012

The Vatican accuses a group of American Roman Catholic nuns of being radical feminists. Their efforts to bring attention to the needs of the poor and the role of women in the church.

Martha Nussbaum:  "The New Religious Intolerance"

Martha Nussbaum: "The New Religious Intolerance"

April 24, 2012

A professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago talks about overcoming the politics or fear in an anxious age.

Ross Douthat: "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics"

April 19, 2012

Many former churchgoers are turning to non-traditional Christianity. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat explains why he believes America has become a nation of heretics.

Prospects for Change in Cuba

Prospects for Change in Cuba

March 28, 2012

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.

Declining Marriage Rates

Declining Marriage Rates

March 14, 2012

Married couples make up less than fifty percent of U.S. households, and more than half of births to women under thirty are outside marriage: Why marriage is on the decline.

The Battle Over Women Voters

March 12, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are trying to woo female voters while appealing to the socially conservative base. Democrats accuse the GOP of waging a war on women. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over female voters.

Religous Liberty, Politics and Women’s Health Care

February 8, 2012

Join us to discuss reactions to the The Susan G. Komen Foundation - Planned Parenthood controversy and the role of politics in women’s health.

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