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Eboo Patel and Wajahat Ali: Is “Interfaith America” Even Possible?

Eboo Patel and Wajahat Ali: Is “Interfaith America” Even Possible?

November 29, 2021

In this episode of the Faith Angle podcast, Eboo Patel of Interfaith Youth Core sits down with Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali to discuss the possibilities and challenges of interfaith partnerships in today's polarized America, each drawing from the wisdom of their personal Muslim faith. Wajahat points to the obstacles that increasing political division, anti-immigrant discrimination, and bias against those of other faiths pose to robust religious pluralism. While accepting the strain of these realities, Eboo highlights with hope the many forms in which interfaith partnership is flourishing in America today. He offers listeners an invitation to learn from and replicate promising interfaith civic engagement in their own communities. 

 

Guests

Eboo Patel

Wajahat Ali 

 

Additional Resources

Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise by Eboo Patel 

Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American by Wajahat Ali 

 

Bernard-Henri Levy and Edward Luce: The Will to See

Bernard-Henri Levy and Edward Luce: The Will to See

November 9, 2021

In this episode of the Faith Angle podcast, Edward Luce of Financial Times sits down with Bernard-Henri Lévy to discuss Bernard's newest book, The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope. 

 

Guests

Bernard-Henri Levy 

Edward Luce

 

Additional Reading

The Will to See by Bernard-Henri Levy

The Retreat of Western Liberalism  by Edward Luce 

 

Ross Douthat and Ryan T. Anderson: The Deep Places

Ross Douthat and Ryan T. Anderson: The Deep Places

October 29, 2021

On this episode of the Faith Angle podcast, Ross Douthat of the New York Times sits down with Ryan T. Anderson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center to discuss Ross's newest book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery. Ross recounts this deeply personal story of loss, wrestling, and overcoming in the midst of a chronic disease, reflecting on how his conviction and rootedness in the Christian story offered strength in the face of felt pain. 

 

Guests

Ross Douthat

Ryan T. Anderson 

 

Additional Reading

The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery by Ross Douthat

Jonathan Tran and Tina Nguyen: Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism

Jonathan Tran and Tina Nguyen: Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism

October 19, 2021

This week on the Faith Angle podcast, we are joined by Jonathan Tran of Baylor University and Tina Nguyen of Puck News, who explore themes of Asian American identity, political engagement, and religious formation in the United States. They discuss the development and distortions of the "model minority" myth, the impact of racial binaries on Asian American identity, the political-economic forces of racism in America, and the ways in which Asian American Christian communities are discovering a more just and redemptive way forward.

 

Guests

Jonathan Tran

Tina Nguyen

 

Additional Reading

 Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism by Jonathan Tran

Paul D. Miller and Nadine Maenza: Learning from Afghanistan

Paul D. Miller and Nadine Maenza: Learning from Afghanistan

September 23, 2021

This week on the Faith Angle podcast, we are joined by Paul D. Miller of Georgetown University and Nadine Maenza of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. On August 30, the United States' armed forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of a twenty-year war. We can all recall the sickening images and stories that came out of Afghanistan during this period as well as the sobering reality awaiting those left behind. In this episode, our guests consider why events unfolded the way they did in America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and what that means for America’s presence and policy around the world.

 

Guests

Paul D. Miller

Nadine Maenza

 

Links

Paul D. Miller in Foreign Policy 

Nadine Maenza in Providence Magazine 

 

Additional Reading

Just War and Ordered Liberty by Paul D. Miller 

Luke Bretherton and Shadi Hamid: Political Theology and the Problem of Pluralism

Luke Bretherton and Shadi Hamid: Political Theology and the Problem of Pluralism

August 26, 2021

This week on the Faith Angle podcast, we are joined by Luke Bretherton of Duke Divinity School and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution, who explore the religious nature of American politics and the political implications of American religion. Drawing from Christian and Muslim political-theological resources, they discuss the roots (on both the left and right) of today’s increasing pull toward illiberalism, the tendency of religion to take on the role of identity politics, and the mediating role of religious institutions in society.

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Fred Davie and Brent Orrell: On Race, Vocation, and Political Religion

Fred Davie and Brent Orrell: On Race, Vocation, and Political Religion

August 13, 2021

This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Fred Davie of Union Theological Seminary and Brent Orrell of the American Enterprise Institute. These scholar-practitioners share their insights on race in America, the condition of the American church, the intrinsic dignity and potential of every individual, the importance of listening even to one’s political opponents, and the search for vocational meaning and purpose.

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Elizabeth Bruenig and John C. Green: Secular Surge

Elizabeth Bruenig and John C. Green: Secular Surge

June 9, 2021

This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by John C. Green and Elizabeth Bruenig to discuss John's most recent book Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics.

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Robert P. Jones and Jon Ward: White Too Long
Andrew T. Walker and Haley Byrd Wilt: Liberty for All

Andrew T. Walker and Haley Byrd Wilt: Liberty for All

May 5, 2021

This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Andrew T. Walker and Haley Byrd Wilt to discuss Andrew's new book Liberty for All.

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