religion

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

We welcome Alain de Botton and speak with him about his book, Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion.

New England News
12:50 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

A New Avenue To Alternative Worship Is Based On An Old Idea

Rev. Christopher Carlisle
Clearstory Collective

        The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts recently launched a new initiative to reach out to people of faith who have become disaffected by the institutional church. It’s called  Clearstory Collective and it promotes opportunities for people seeking faith based communities and  alternative worship.  It is the brainchild of Rev. Christopher Carlisle, the diocesan missioner to higher education.  He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 22, 2012

From the Closet to the Altar by Michael Klarman

Bancroft Prize-winning historian and legal expert Michael Klarman joins us this morning to discuss his account of modern litigation over same-sex marriage.

After looking at the treatment of gays in the decades after World War II and the birth of the modern gay rights movement with the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969, Klarman describes the key legal cases involving gay marriage and the dramatic political backlashes they ignited.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri October 19, 2012

God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage by Gene Robinson

In God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, Gene Robinson makes the case for same-sex marriage using a commonsense, reasoned, religious argument.

New York News
12:40 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Reverend Craig Schwalenberg - The Blessing of the Waters

The debate over hydraulic fracturing in New York will take on a religious and spiritual flavor tomorrow. An event called the Blessing of the Waters will take place at noon tomorrow at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown at the shores of Otsego Lake. The organizer of the event is Reverend Craig Schwalenberg, the Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Falling in Love with Joseph Smith by Jane Barnes

When award-winning documentary film writer, Jane Barnes, was working on the PBS special series The Mormons, she was surprised to find herself inexplicably drawn to Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Politics and Religion : 8/15/12

Today on Vox Pop, a new poll shows that voters in New York City are less likely to vote for an atheist or a 'born again' Christian than a Muslim or Mormon candidate. What do you think of these stats, and of the effect religion can have on personal and national politics? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts with guest WAMC's Alan Chartock.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:26 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Question of the Day - Religion of Candidates?

Does a political candidate's religion - or lack of religion - matter to you?

Link to the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Steve Gottlieb : Capitalism, religion and global warming

Global warming is the earth’s response to unrestrained capitalism. Everybody gets to make, buy and use whatever they want without regard to how it affects the sustainability of the environment and everyone in it. Drilling in the Gulf, the Arctic or anywhere, hydrofracking in New York, Pennsylvania or anywhere, turning food like corn into oil that can be burned, all make carbon based fuels that contribute to global warming.  

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri May 25, 2012

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