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Do We Still Need Faith in the 21st Century?

'Very Biggest Questions'

Originally Aired: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Overview

Belief without evidence, that’s faith. It’s the cornerstone of religion. For many, it is a centering force that’s essential for navigating life’s mysteries and challenges. But for others, ever-increasing access to information, science, advanced technology has meant a loss of faith, or at least a reckoning with what it means.

Journalist Angélique Roché (NBC News, Syfy Wire, Marvel) hosts a discussion about what faith means to us in the U.S. in the 21st century, ranging from the role that religions and spiritual movements play in public life, how faith practices have evolved, and why human beings are drawn to faith even as we may try to pull away.

Angélique will be speaking with Princeton University Associate Dean Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Director of the Faith Initiative, Center for American Progress Maggie M. Siddiqi, Hussein Rashid, PhD, founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, creator and host of The Witch Wave podcast Pam Grossman and author Dianca London Potts.

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