The genesis of this program was the Terri Schiavo case — one family’s personal tragedy that became a public drama, political football, and media spectacle. The debate over Terri Schiavo’s life became a kind of archetypal moment in American life. Somehow, what was happening to one woman in Florida, along with her divided family and […]
In this week’s program, Protestant theologian Don Saliers observes that churches sometimes transmit principles and rituals without passing on some of the original dynamics of faith behind them. Saliers and my other guest, Catholic priest and theologian Edward Foley, frame the meaning of the Christian Eucharist or Communion in terms that are basic and human. […]
Joan Brown Campbell is quick to insist that there need not be a choice between Christian reconciliation and inter-faith work. More importantly, she and Thomas Hoyt describe how the rich, surprising, ongoing trajectory of Christian ecumenism might inform our pluralistic present.
Miroslav Volf is a Christian realist in the tradition of Reinhold Niebuhr. He knows that differences are natural and necessary among human beings. The key to reducing conflict is not to diminish identities. Strong identities, paradoxically, can make for good relationships, and strong identities include boundaries.
I had not met Rabbi Harold Shulweis before we began to plan this live event in Los Angeles. He is known for his warm and insightful explications of the heart of Judaism. He loves his tradition and has a special regard for Judaism’s core of compassion for the “other.” He’s written, “How we deal with […]