Sunday, April 20, 2014
Speaking of Faith
After Krista Tippett graduated from seminary, she noticed a gap in media coverage. There was plenty of religion coverage (finally), but the simplicity of these stories compelled her to create her own public radio interview show, "Speaking of Faith" (now titled "On Being"). Tippett explains how she helps her guests reveal the complexities of their beliefs and values. Karen Saupe hosts.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Democracy & Sharia Law: Can They Coexist?
As we watch Muslim countries consider new forms of government, many in America hope that democracy will win out. But some Muslim countries have used the voting process to establish Sharia law, which includes strict regulations pertaining to punishment, sexuality, religious obligations, hygiene, and personal finances. Jim Skillen, former president of the Center for Public Justice in Washington, DC, discusses current thinking on whether Sharia law can be combined with democracy. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.