UA-130573019-1 2019 February

Archive for February 2019

The United Kingdom is weeks away from a forced exit from the European Union that will bring unknown changes to the economy, politics, logistics, and everyday life. In advance of the Church of England General Synod in London, producer Jonathan Woodward speaks with Bishop Martin Warner of the West Sussex Diocese of Chichester. 

Why do the bishops generally support the Remain campaign, while 66% of Anglicans voted Brexit?

What changes, responsibilities, and concerns does the church anticipate meeting?

Is this the first time the Isles have parted ways from the power structures on the Continent?


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Will the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis ever end? 

In her new podacst Deliver Us, Maggi Van Dorn speaks as a Catholic committed to healing the church from the inside. Van Dorn and her producer Eloise Blondiau talk with our host Bill Baker on the origins of the podcast and what they hope to accomplish. 

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Norman Vincent Peale was one of the most famous ministers of the 20th century as one of the first radio, and later television, preachers.  His program "The Art Of Living" aired for 54 years.  Peale was very much at the intersection of religion and politics.  He was a close friend of Richard Nixon, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan, and many presidents spoke well of him.  

Donald Trump attended his church, Marble Collegiate, with his parents.  Both he and his two sisters were married there.  Reportedly, he cited Peale as a formative influence on his life.  

Who was this famous preacher and author?  We're joined by someone who should know.  His daughter Elizabeth Peale Allen, Chairman of the Board of Guideposts, The Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center and other not-for profit organizations. 

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The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture was established to confront the questions arising at the intersection of religious traditions and contemporary culture. Director David Gibson came to the helm of the Center last year after a long and distinguished career as the one of the nation’s top religion reporter.  

Beginning with his first beat working in Rome for Vatican Radio, Gibson wrote for various magazines and national media, such as The New York TimesThe Washington Post, The Wall Street Journaland for Catholic publications like America magazine and Commonweal.


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