Hanukkah Oil Workshop
December 16, 2011
Hanukkah Oil Workshop
"Just like oil gives light into a dark room, just like it brings warmth; for a Jew, it also brings warmth and light into his own personal life and into the world as a whole," says Rabbi Mendy Bukiet.
December 16, 2011
John Witvliet Extended Interview
December 9, 2011
John Witvliet Extended Interview
A Christmas pageant, says Calvin College professor of music and worship John Witvliet, is one of the best places in modern culture to witness "a genuine sense of mystery and even solemnity."
December 9, 2011
Religious Pilgrimage
November 4, 2011
Religious Pilgrimage
"Pilgrimages are undertaken because people want to move beyond their normal, mundane life," says Virginia Raguin, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross. Raguin is also the curator of a traveling exhibit on pilgrimages in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
November 4, 2011
Day of the Dead
October 28, 2011
Day of the Dead
Many Latinos observe what they call the Day of the Dead, when it's believed the spirits of the departed return to Earth. There are different traditions for this across Latin America, and Hispanics in the U.S. are celebrating as well.
October 28, 2011
Qur’an Disposal
September 16, 2011
Qur’an Disposal
“When Muslims want to respectfully dispose of a text of the Qur’an that is no longer usable, we will burn it,” says Imam Jihad Turk, director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California.
September 16, 2011
Ganesha Chaturthi
August 31, 2011
Ganesha Chaturthi
Hindus honor thousands of deities, and every Hindu has a favorite god, but Ganesha is "a god that is chosen by almost everybody because he is the remover of obstacles," says Professor S. N. Shridhar.
August 31, 2011
Vishnu
August 18, 2011
Vishnu
“He is the maintainer, the preserver, the one who saves the earth over and over again, “ says Joan Cummins, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior.”
August 18, 2011
King James Bible 400th Anniversary
August 5, 2011
King James Bible 400th Anniversary
It was the Bible of the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., says author Jon Sweeney. “It’s the basis of cultural identity in the United States more than any other book.”
August 5, 2011
The King James Bible: “Masterpiece by Committee”
August 5, 2011
The King James Bible: “Masterpiece by Committee”
Watch more about the history surrounding the 1611 publication of the King James Version of the Bible.
August 5, 2011
Ramadan is Here
July 29, 2011
Ramadan is Here
"Ramadan is that really intense, focused way of fasting and working on our own selves," says Rahima Ullah, "and then working on our relationships to others and ultimately to God."
July 29, 2011
Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
July 8, 2011
Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
Monks from the Dalai Lama's private monastery in India spent five days building a sand mandala at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. The mandala is a symbolic structure that represents a Buddha's dwelling. It is said to bring peace and harmony to the area where it is being made. Karen ...
July 8, 2011
Brother Paul
May 6, 2011
Brother Paul
Brother Paul Quenon, who was inspired to write by his mentor Thomas Merton, says “the purpose of the monastic life in the modern world is to show that we don’t need a purpose. The purpose of life is life.”
May 6, 2011