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Syria Conflict
September 13, 2013
Syria Conflict
"It is only the threat of force that has brought the Syrians to this point, a point that they’ve resisted for decades," says Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. "So it is unrealistic to forswear the use of force unless and until an agreement can be reached."
September 13, 2013
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Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary
September 13, 2013
Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary
"If four little girls dressed in white for Sunday school can be blown to pieces because of hatred, everyone has to stop and think, where are we going as a society?"
September 13, 2013
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Glenn Eskew Extended Interview
September 13, 2013
Glenn Eskew Extended Interview
“Sixteenth Street Church had unwillingly come into the civil rights movement and was quick to exit the movement—and yet in many ways it becomes the symbol of the movement in Birmingham—so much so that following the dynamite blast, many of its members leave.”
September 13, 2013
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Kever Avot
September 13, 2013
Kever Avot
"This is the rare time when you actually have dedicated moments to think, to reflect, to meditate. It doesn’t happen very often in our lives, and so this really is our chance to change who we are and therefore to change what becomes of us."
September 13, 2013
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Rabbi David Wolpe Extended Interview
September 13, 2013
Rabbi David Wolpe Extended Interview
“On Yom Kippur you resolve to do better in the coming year, not to be perfect, just to be better.”
September 13, 2013
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Debating Intervention in Syria, Guantanamo Ethics, Buddhist University in India
September 6, 2013
Debating Intervention in Syria, Guantanamo Ethics, Buddhist University in India
A conversation about religious opposition to a possible missile strike on Syria; the complex ethical and moral questions in the debate over Guantanamo Bay; and the effort to revive an ancient Buddhist university in one of India's holiest locations.
September 6, 2013
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Debating Intervention in Syria
September 6, 2013
Debating Intervention in Syria
"I think the missile strike doesn’t do the most essential thing, which is saving the people of Syria. And we could do more if we spent the money we’re spending on bombs on caring for the refugees," says Father Drew Christiansen.
September 6, 2013
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Guantanamo Ethics
September 6, 2013
Guantanamo Ethics
A growing movement is renewing calls to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns about the treatment of detainees. "We need to understand what detention centers of that sort do to the moral fabric and psychic fabric of a soul. They are killing," says Nancy Sherman, author of ...
September 6, 2013
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Buddhist University in India
September 6, 2013
Buddhist University in India
For decades, the Indian government has encouraged pilgrims to come to one of India’s holiest locations, the ancient city of Bodh Gaya. Now there is an effort to revive the Buddhist university that once flourished there long before universities like Cambridge and Oxford were founded in the West.
September 6, 2013
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Moral Questions on Syria Strikes, Sister Joan Chittister, India’s Jains
August 30, 2013
Moral Questions on Syria Strikes, Sister Joan Chittister, India’s Jains
University of Notre Dame professor George Lopez on moral questions and a possible Syria strike; Benedictine nun Joan Chittister on the need for reform in the Catholic Church; and India’s young Jains adapting their ancient religion to fit the modern world
August 30, 2013
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Moral Questions on Syria Strikes
August 30, 2013
Moral Questions on Syria Strikes
“Is there just cause and right intention? Yes, there’s a grave public evil with a chemical weapons attack. But on criteria of last resort, proportional response, probability of success, this strike idea really falls short of the mark.”
August 30, 2013
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Sister Joan Chittister
August 30, 2013
Sister Joan Chittister
“Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.”
August 30, 2013
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