Nearly one in three Americans will change religions sometime in their lives. Author Eric Weiner, who previously wrote “The Geography of Bliss,” looks at how religious preferences play out in the United States in his new book, “Man Seeks God: … Continue reading
Former NPR reporter Eric Weiner’s new book, “Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine,” recounts his voyage around the world to discover more about his own beliefs. During a season that, for many, centers on religion and spirituality, Ray Suarez and Weiner discuss the quest for God and personal faith. Continue reading
A Minnesota congregation celebrated Christmas this year by retelling the true story of a Christmas Eve attack on the SS Leopoldville troop-transport ship during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the unusual holiday tale as part of the Under-Told Stories Project. Continue reading
Kosho Sudo, a Buddhist sculpture master craftsman from Kyoto, Japan, and students carve a statue of Buddha earlier this week. The Buddha is made of pine from Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, which was hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. About 5,000 people have contributed to the carving of the nearly nine-foot-tall, six-foot-deep statue.
There’s no shortage of man-made and natural disasters, political upheavals, economic collapse and nationwide pessimism dominating the current state of affairs. This bleak societal backdrop sets the stage for the religious fervor and search for deliverance at the heart of Samuel D. Hunter’s play, “A Bright New Boise,” at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Claremont Lincoln University, a graduate school in California, is the first in the United States to bring together Christians, Jews and Muslims in the same classrooms to educate the future leaders of churches, synagogues and mosques. Special correspondent Saul Gonzalez reports. Continue reading
Recent attacks on a Christian church in Egypt led to violent protests and dozens dead on the streets of Cairo. David Kirkpatrick leads The New York Times’ coverage of the protests (read his dispatches) and he appeared on the NewsHour … Continue reading
After endorsing Gov. Rick Perry at the Value Voters Summit in Washing on Friday, Baptist minister Robert Jeffress focused on GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s faith, saying, “Mormonism is a cult.” Judy Woodruff discusses the role of religion in the Republican presidential race with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody. Continue reading
After 19 Muslim hijackers attacked the United States on 9/11, many Muslims living across the country had their allegiance to America questioned and faced problems being able to practice their religion. Ray Suarez reports from Tennessee on the state of life for Muslim-Americans, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading
Earlier this month, two Muslim Americans embarked on a 12,000-mile Ramadan road trip across the United States to explore the relevance of Islam a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks. Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq visited 30 mosques in 30 … Continue reading