TALKING ACROSS RELIGIONS
Imagine a country where Islam is the dominant religion
but Christians, Jews and Muslims still live together peacefully
a place where philosophers from all three religions talk and debate openly.
Well, there was once such a culture in the Middle Ages. For centuries,
Al Andalus was the beacon of European civilization. In this hour of
To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with novelist and historian
Tariq Ali about this remarkable culture.
is a historian, novelist and political commentator. He talks with Steve
Paulson about Al-Andalus, the largely forgotten Muslim society on the
peninsula that's now Spain and Portugal where Christians, Jews and Muslims
once lived together in relative harmony. Also, three women - Ranya
Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner- a Muslim, a
Christian and a Jew- tell Jim Fleming how they came together after 9-11
with the goal of writing a children's book and shared their experiences
and religious perspectives. Their book is called "The Faith Club."
the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac, then Bruce Chilton,
professor of religion at Bard College and author of "Abraham's
Curse" tells Steve Paulson why the story of Abraham and Isaac has
inspired generations of religious martyrs. According to Chilton, martyrdom
is a misinterpretation of the message of the story in all three Abrahamic
and Scott Korb are writers who became friends around such secular
interests as sex, rock-n-roll and popular culture. Then they discovered
they're both alive to the search for God and their friendship deepened.
Peter is Jewish and Scott grew up Catholic. Together they've written
a book called "The Faith Between Us." They talk with Anne
Strainchamps about how their friendship developed and the role faith
played in it.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 08-03-23-A.
|Peter Bebergal & Scott Korb,
The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning
of God (Bloomsbury)
Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner, The Faith
Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew Three Women Search for
Understanding (Gale Group)
Bruce Chilton, Abraham's Curse : The Roots of Violence
in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Doubleday)
Return: Anouar Brahem w/ Un
On Le pas du chat noir
Musafir w/ Moria Badnawa
On Dhola Maru
After Faith Club:
Haran w/ Ven Hermosa
On Pharaohs Daughter
Genesis 22 excerpts from The Bible Experience
Joan Baez w/ Isaac & Abraham
On Play Me Backwards
After Bebergal & Korb:
Neutral Milk Hotel w/ Two-Headed Boy, Part Two
On In the Aeroplane over the Sea
Anouar Brahem w/ Cest ailleurs
On Le pas du chat noir
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