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BILL MOYERS ON FAITH & REASON
Faith and Reason
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December 26, 2008

"In a world where religion is poison to some and salvation to others, how do we live together? How do we keep the public space between reason and faith, where most of us spend our lives, from becoming a no-man's land of constant warfare between absolutes? It's an old debate, this discussion of belief and disbelief. On one end of the spectrum people say, "Only religion counts." On the other end, "Only reason counts."

In 2007, Bill Moyers addressed those questions to a group of the world's noted authors and thinkers in the seven-part series BILL MOYERS ON FAITH & REASON. The series includes conversations with authors Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson, Mary Gordon, Anne Provoost, David Grossman, Richard Rodriguez, playwright Will Power, philosopher Colin McGinn scientist Sir John Houghton and Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön

You can view the whole series in a pop-up window here or visit the FAITH & REASON site where you'll find web exclusive and special features like these:

Published on December 26, 2008.

Guest photos by Robin Holland

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