In recent years, the practices of prayer have been evolving for many religious traditions. Even western medicine is looking at prayer as it expands its concept of healing. In this program, we consult several people from a variety of practices about the role of prayer in their lives.
is professor emeritus of Church History at Emory University and author of A Place to Pray.
is the author and translator of many books, including the Tao Te Ching and the Bhagavad Gita.
is medical director at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, on the promises and limitations of the use of intercessory prayer in medicine.
is executive director of the Baraka Pastoral Counseling Center in Maryland, on how and why prayer improves the outcomes of mental health care, especially in African-American communities.