Religion | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Religion

RSS Feed
NPR

The Army Chaplain: A Kind Of Mission Specialist

On this Easter Sunday, host Rachel Martin brings us the story of the role Army chaplains play in helping National Guard troops transition to civilian life.
NPR

The 'Heart Of Spiritual Life': Joy, Not Happiness

On Sunday Christians all over the world will observe Easter Sunday with joy. But what is joy? Host Scott Simon talks with Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest, contributing editor to America Magazine and author of Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter Are at the Heart of Spiritual Life.
NPR

Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday

A long-standing myth holds that Catholics eat fish on Fridays because of a secret pact a medieval pope made to sell more fish. That's just a fish tale. The real story behind fish Fridays is much better.
NPR

Goodbye, Manischewitz; Hello, Cabernet?

These days, there are hundreds of quality kosher wines, so there's no need to dread the four glasses involved in the ceremonial Passover Seder. Host Michel Martin discusses the expanding world of kosher wine with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of the National Synagogue, and wine aficionado Yossie Horwitz.
NPR

In Midst Of Hard Times, Finding Hope, Rebirth

The period before Easter is a time of sacrifice and reflection. It's when Christians find hope in conquering earthly challenges by considering Christ's sacrifice. But perhaps some people feel they've already sacrificed plenty just to stay afloat. On Good Friday, host Michel Martin talks about finding hope and rebirth with Pastor Rudy Rasmus.
NPR

Some Jews Say Bugs Have No Place At The Seder Table

Some Orthodox rabbis say that if you're keeping to the spiritual interpretation of what is kosher, you've got to get the bugs out of your vegetables.
NPR

Lessons On Forgiveness From T.D. Jakes

He was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. Now Jakes speaks with host Michel Martin about his latest book Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven. They discuss how to begin the process of forgiving, and how it plays into current events like the case of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Pages