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Faith & Spirituality
We will be providing a forum to discuss one of the most controversial religious traditions of modern American times- Scientology.
- May 10
- By Peggy Pico
Pope Benedict XVI issues a “call to action” to deal with climate change.
- April 15
- By Susan Murphy
A group of San Diego Roman Catholics is calling for the equality of women in the church. It's part of a nationwide effort to let women be priests.
Atheism, although having a more subtle impact throughout American history, has never been in the forefront of societal discussion. This recently growing popularity of Atheism, or "unbelief," has helped push this quiet minority into greater popularity. We will be providing a spotlight for this movement and show its true nature in the U.S.
Known in religious communities as "His Holiness," The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has decided to resign his position as political leader of Tibet. What will the ramifications be for the global Buddhist community and Tibetan people who currently reside in Dharamsala, India? And how will this impact the relations between the Chinese government and Tibet?
- March 9
- By Tom Fudge
Religion is a staple of human society but that might be unfortunate. More than a thousand people showed up at UCSD this week to hear a debate on whether religion is a good or a bad influence on us.
The Westboro Baptist Church has angered many by protesting at military funerals and other events. The church protesters often hold signs with anti-gay messages and say things like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." Despite the church's offensive messages, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects their right to protest, and use signs containing what many consider hurtful speech. KPBS Guest Military Blogger Beth Ford Roth joins us to explain the Supreme Court's ruling.
- Dec. 23
- By Ruxandra Guidi
The holidays are a time of religiosity, and the San Diego atheist community would like to change that now, and in the new year.
- Dec. 20
- Rebecca Romani
The third-annual exchange of guns for food gift cards was a success at Lincoln Park church.
- Nov. 29
- By Ruxandra Guidi
Evangelical pastors along the U.S.-Mexico border are increasingly building their Latino church services. They're focusing on youth ministry, women in the church and popular culture, and rapidly reinventing a traditionally Catholic community.
What can be learned by seeking a deeper understanding of both science and religion? We speak to one of the world's most renowned voices on the intersection between religion and science.
- Oct. 14
- By Tom Fudge
There’s a Carmelite monastery on the edge of a cliff above Mission Valley just a quarter mile from my former home in Normal Heights. Shutting yourself off from the view of the world, as the nuns there do, may seem strange to the spiritually undeveloped.
- Sept. 22
Long-time public broadcasting journalist and author Bill Moyers joins us today to discuss the state of politics, the role of religion in the U.S., and recent changes in the media.
Amita Sharma speaks with Imam Taha Hassane, director of the Islamic Center of San Diego, about Muslim sentiment following a Florida pastor's intention to burn copies of the Koran.
Wednesday, August 11, marks the first day of Ramadan. We discuss the significance of Ramadan to the Muslim faith and find out how American Muslims observe the holy month. We'll also learn about plans for a new Islamic Center in Temecula and hear how the Muslim community there is dealing with protests from some community members.