The World of Ideas

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This show discusses whether religion can justify violence. In his text Puritan Conquistadors, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra suggests that Christianity was used by many people to justify conquering, exploitation, enslavement,... more

What is political theology? Can religion help politicians and governments solve problems and govern effectively? Should all governments have a sovereign?

Pastor Steven Greenebaum, of the Living Interfaith Church in Lynnwood, Washington, will discuss what Interfaith means. He will also share what he considers to be the dangers of "right belief" and talk about how members of... more

Will discuss what Emile Durkheim calls the "elementary forms" of religion. Our main questions are: What is a religion? Do all religions have something in common? Discussion is based on The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, by... more

This show explores Ludwig Feuerbach's idea of religion, particularly Christianity. Do you agree with his understanding of religion? What is the essence of religion? Discussion is based on Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity.

What is the role of religion in a political society? How should different religious groups interact with each other? How much authority should a religion have over its believers and non-believers? Should atheists be banned from society?... more

Has Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Dream" come true? Have all or some or none of his aspirations for America been realized since his "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963? Discussion is based on the following Pew Research Center article:... more

Is immigration a religious issue? Why is the Catholic Church supporting Obama's immigration proposals? Discussion based on the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/politics/catholic-leaders-to-take-immigration-push-to-the-pews.html?src=xps

Do schools belong in churches? Should publicly funded schools be allowed to rent space in a church? Discussion is based on the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/us/when-charter-schools-are-in-churches-conflict-is-in-the-air.html?src=xps

What do you think about Pope Francis' message to Muslims around the world? Can Christians and Muslims coexist peacefully in the modern world? Discussion based on the following articles: NYTimes:... more

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