UA-130573019-1 2019 December

Archive for December 2019

Nativity Church in Bethlehem in the West Bank is the oldest Christian Church in the world and believed to be the birthplace of Jesus. For a glimpse into the Holy Land at Christmas, Bill Baker speaks with Greek Orthodox Priest, Father Issa Thaljieh, of Nativity Church to get the history and feel of this famous, sacred ground.

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On Beliefs we like to share the work of others who work with Religion News Service and other organizations to educate and report on religion, ethics, and belief.

One such person is Michael O’Loughlin who joins us from Chicago. Michael is the journalist behind the the new Podcast miniseries from America media, ‘Plague: untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.’

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We are entering the holiday season, and while that means many different things to many different people, there is one universal commonality – food! Ritual and food and worship are deeply intertwined and make up a critical part of the story of faith, worship, and observance.

Beliefs producer Jay Woodward speaks with food anthropologist and archaeologist Professor Maureen Costura of Culinary Institute of America.

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