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Trent T. Gilliss

is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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May 2nd, 2010

Biblical quotes displayed in Washington, DC for the 2006 National Day of Prayer. (photo: Street Protest TV/Flickr) The latest culture…

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May 1st, 2010

Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) is known for being one of the first people to bring the message of Hinduism to the…

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April 24th, 2010

Ina and Arnie Feidelman, January 2000. Arnie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the following month. The perspectives of people caring for…

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April 23rd, 2010

While doing research for our upcoming show with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, I stumbled on the remarkable 2002 documentary, Amandla!: A…

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April 22nd, 2010

I live in a rented New York City apartment. The only outdoor space I have access to, besides the sidewalk,…

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April 21st, 2010

Collin Hansen’s article in Christianity Today points out that pastor John Piper’s invitation may reveal a larger split within the…

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April 21st, 2010

Members of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photograph on September 29, 2009. Front row (l-r): Anthony M….

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April 20th, 2010

In response to Speaking of Faith’s show about the brutality of regimes around the world and the question of the…

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April 18th, 2010

I’m often asked about our process for choosing people and topics. The answer goes something like this. We are always…

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April 13th, 2010

Painting by Ola Schary. “It’s a copy of a postcard my grandmother painted for me when I was a child….

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April 9th, 2010

Being new on the staff, I love hearing older programs that are new to me. Preparing for the Mayfair Yang show this…

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April 5th, 2010

Watch the live video stream in this post or chat with others while you watch on our SOF Live page….

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April 5th, 2010

William Maxwell treats his personal material as if it were history. It is one part memory, one part research and…

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April 4th, 2010

It’s Easter weekend and a lot of people are away for the holiday. When we sent out our e-mail newsletter…

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April 3rd, 2010

In response to last week’s show “Getting Revenge and Forgiveness”, Hector Black pointed us to this StoryCorps interview. The listener…

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April 2nd, 2010

Fr. George Coyne, former director of the Vatican Observatory and a guest on this week’s show, often speaks about our…

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April 1st, 2010

This enjoyable segment with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson won a Peabody Award today….

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March 31st, 2010

At Monday night’s Passover Seder we used hard-covered, bound copies of a Haggadah with a copyright date of 1923. The…

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March 27th, 2010

We originally produced “Getting Revenge and Forgiveness” in the bitter midst of the 2008 election season. And when we first…

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March 26th, 2010

The title of this week’s Friday afternoon video snack was taken directly from sichonstage’s comment on this YouTube video celebrating…

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March 24th, 2010

“Let no one be offended because we use the divine words read at our mass to shed light on the…

Tiger Woods wears a Buddhist bracelet for protection and strength
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March 22nd, 2010

A question about a bracelet worn by Tiger Woods.

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March 20th, 2010

Over at Floatingsheep, Mark Graham has been rendering some superb data sets about religion as it manifests itself in various…

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March 18th, 2010

NYT’s Lens blog posted a fun entry about Senator Patrick Leahy’s personal photography as he operates from a unique vantage…

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March 18th, 2010

Archbishop Desmond Tutu holds his gift of dried mango while speaking with Krista Tippett. (photo: Trent Gilliss) Last week, we…

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March 17th, 2010

I almost never buy T-shirts. When my son Josh was younger and going through that gotta-have-that-shirt stage, he bought enough…

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March 12th, 2010

“It’s that knife edge of uncertainty where we come alive.” “I see such promise in the human heart and at…

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March 11th, 2010

We were pleased to see The Daily Beast featured the New York Public Library’s backstage clip of their event with…

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