Oct 12, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry And The Moral Of The Story Is... Audio
Tapestry And The Moral Of The Story Is... Oct 12, 2012 | 53:59The late British philosopher Bertrand Russell observed, "Most of the greatest evil that man has inflicted upon man comes through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false." Producer Frank Faulk explores the dangers of moral certainty.
Feb 1, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Crossing the Line Audio
Tapestry Crossing the Line Feb 1, 2013 | 53:59As a journalist, Kevin Cox covered it all, including tragedies like the Westray mining disaster and the Swissair crash near Peggy's Cove. But he often felt that he was standing on the wrong side of the police tape. Instead of reporting the news, Cox wanted to be with the families, helping them cope with their loss. After 35 years, he left journalism and is now training to be a minister.
Jun 27, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry Back to the Garden Audio
Tapestry Back to the Garden Jun 27, 2010 | 54:00The connection between gardens and spirituality. Why is the garden such a potent symbol in so many religious traditions? Is this some archetypal Paradise calling us back? Or do we all just need to get out and feel the earth between our fingers?
Feb 22, 2009 | 54:01Tapestry Planetwalker Audio
Tapestry Planetwalker Feb 22, 2009 | 54:01Some would see John Francis as a post-modern character out of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. But his peripatetic spirituality is deeply tied to the heart of the planet.
Oct 31, 2010 | 54:03Tapestry Beauty Will Save the World Audio
Tapestry Beauty Will Save the World Oct 31, 2010 | 54:03This week on Tapestry, a documentary by CBC producer Frank Faulk.
While imprisoned in the Soviet gulag, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would compose speeches expressing the cruelty he suffered. However in 1970, upon receiving the Nobel Prize he simply said: "Beauty Will Save the World!" Frank Faulk explores this provocative statement.
Jul 24, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Preachers Who Don't Believe In God Audio
Tapestry Preachers Who Don't Believe In God Jul 24, 2011 | 54:00(February 27, 2011 Encore) A recent study from Tufts University tells the story of several pastors who no longer believe in God. Most are still working in churches, still preaching sermons, and still counseling the faithful. They are isolated and, in some cases, unable to confide even in their own families, for fear of what their newfound disbelief may do to their relationships. We speak with two pastors who took part in the study, as well as hear from Daniel Dennett, co-author of the Preachers Who Are Not Believers.
Jan 15, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Face Time Audio
Tapestry Face Time Jan 15, 2012 | 54:00Somehow or other, whatever version of you that you bring to the outside world, is revealed on your face. Mary Hynes talks to a young woman in Ottawa, who began wearing the niqab when she was 13, about the Muslim act of covering the female face. Jonathan Goldstein, host of CBC radio's WireTap, talks about what he sees, when he looks in the mirror. Physician, author and neurologist Oliver Sacks talks about what it's like when you can't recognize a face from one meeting to the next. And Judith Harris, Jungian analyst, explores the Jungian idea of taking off your mask.
Feb 5, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Lessons for Living Audio
Tapestry Lessons for Living Feb 5, 2012 | 54:00Mary Hynes talks to Karl Pillemer is a gerontologist and a professor of human development at Cornell University. For five years, he and his colleagues interviewed more than a thousand people over the age of 65, asking them what they had learned about how to live a good life.
Mar 4, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Sound and Spirit (March 20, 2011 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Sound and Spirit (March 20, 2011 Encore) Mar 4, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry explores the role of sound, music, and the human voice in the world of belief and healing. Mary Hynes visits with Sheikh Alaa El-Sayed who is the director of religious affairs at the Islamic Society of North America to talk about the power of the human voice in the call to prayer. We also hear from famed neurologist Oliver Sacks about why atheists can be deeply moved by religious music. And a feature documentary on music in therapy and healing.
Mar 18, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Spiritual Envy / Inner Demons Audio
Tapestry Spiritual Envy / Inner Demons Mar 18, 2012 | 54:00What happens when you want to believe but no longer can? Where do you find comfort in an impersonal universe? This episode of Tapestry features the stories of two different men who at one time had faith in God, but lost it. Even so, they continue to search for a sense of wonder and meaning in life.
Apr 1, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Subtler Ways Audio
Tapestry Subtler Ways Apr 1, 2012 | 54:00Susan Cain is a lawyer, a writer and an introvert. On this episode of Tapestry, she and Mary explore what happens when entire societies decree that being loud, confident, and outgoing is the only recipe for success. And, the story of a man who is bringing the world of devotion to a bar near you. Landon Coleman is another Canadian singer-songwriter in a jean jacket who is toting his guitar from club-to-club across the country. What his audience doesn’t know is that he’s also trying to include the philosophy of his day job in this music. Coleman is a recruiter for a small Christian college. But when it comes to singing about Jesus, he says he has to be subtle. How does he mix his music with the Good News?