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The World of Ideas

The World of Ideas


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This platform engages the ideas that define, influence and haunt humanity. Join the "Life, Education, Religion & the Modern World" show on Sundays, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm EST. Coming soon...The American Dream Show--TBA.

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The topic for this show is Interfaith. Do you think it's possible for believers of various faiths and religions to be members of the same church, coexisting and worshiping together? Is Interfaith possible? Do you think there is only one true... more

Special guest Richard Smart, a legal expert on the American judicial system, will speak to us from his experience as an attorney and on the bench in the court room and as a community and civil rights activist. He will discuss the Trayvon... more

Was the Zimmerman trial fair? Do you agree or disagree with the verdict? Was the verdict a conspiracy against African-Americans? Was the verdict God's will?

Do you agree or disagree with the separation of church and state in the United States of America? Should American atheists have a right to erect national monuments that advocate atheism? Does Christianity have an "unfair privilege"... more

Our special guest is Vajramati. He is a Buddhist ordained in the Triratna Buddhist tradition. Vajramati will explain what Buddhism is all about and what the Triratna tradition is. Also, Vajramati will engage a discussion with callers regarding... more

This show discusses extremism within Buddhism in Myanmar. Why are Buddhists fighting Muslims? Do you think the Buddhist lynch mobs had good reasons to kill "more than 200 Muslims?" Why are religions still in conflict in the modern... more

How does Iran's presidential election reflect on the relationship between religion and politics in the modern world? What are your thoughts regarding the victory of cleric Hassan Rowhani? Today's live discussion is based the following... more

Today's discussion is on the influence of Islam in Iran's present-day politics. Do you agree or disagree with the role religion plays in Iran's domestic and international politics? Should religion influence politics in any country? Should... more

This evening we will continue our discussion on "sacred" and "profane" places and objects. We will focus more on the profane. What does the term "profane" mean to you? Are profane places or objects necessarily evil or bad?

Today's discussion is on "the sacred and the profane." What do those two words mean to you? How do they affect people, culture, religion and politics?