Jun 12, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry "Allah, Liberty and Love" with author Irshad Manji Audio
Tapestry "Allah, Liberty and Love" with author Irshad Manji Jun 12, 2011 | 54:00Irshad Manji has been inspiring - and infuriating - people with her thoughts on Islam for the better part of the last decade. And with the release of her second book "Allah, Liberty and Love" she is continuing along her path of what she calls her "dare-devil expedition."
Nov 27, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry The Occupy Movement and the Church Audio
Tapestry The Occupy Movement and the Church Nov 27, 2011 | 54:00Is a place of worship meant for quiet prayer - or does the church belong at the front lines in the fight for social justice? Nick Terpstra, who teaches history at the University of Toronto, talks about Christianity's injunction to care for the poor, and describes the history of the sanctuary movement. Lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer outlines the legal minefield when groups with even the very best of motives demand the right to "occupy." And Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, explains why he resigned rather than acquiesce to the eviction of protestors from the steps of the iconic cathedral.
Feb 20, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Sex and the Soul Audio
Tapestry Sex and the Soul Feb 20, 2011 | 54:00Through the ages religion and sexuality have been deeply intertwined. The historian Mircea Eliade said that sex has been seen as a pathway to the Divine. He called sexual passion a "hierophany" - something that reveals the sacred to the human. Mary Hynes talks to Jennifer Wright Knust and Donna Freitas about Sex and the Soul.
Mar 31, 2011 | 53:59Tapestry A Call for Compassion (Interview) Audio
Tapestry A Call for Compassion (Interview) Mar 31, 2011 | 53:59Karen Armstrong joins host Mary Hynes for a feature interview on Armstrong's Charter of Compassion. Her wish for a more compassionate world got the nod, and much-deserved seed money from the TED Foundation. The Charter was written and endorsed by some of the world's leading thinkers, and now, the work begins.
Apr 3, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Dominion and Our Relationship with the Animal Kingdom Audio
Tapestry Dominion and Our Relationship with the Animal Kingdom Apr 3, 2011 | 54:00Today we ask whether there is a spiritual dimension to the way people and animals live together on the Earth. We hear from Michael Bruner who is a Presbyterian minister who helped head up A Religious Proclamation for Animal Compassion. We also pay a visit to a halal slaughterhouse near Ottawa. And Mary interviews Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet. And finally, a rivetting story of a whale rescue by WNYC's Radio Lab.
Sep 12, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry All About Hope (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry All About Hope (2010 Encore) Sep 12, 2010 | 54:00Hope can be a pretty tricky thing. If you don't have enough, you're going to be miserable. If you have too much, maybe you're in denial about something really bad. Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun and author of more than 40 books, weighs in on what hope means in tough times. Neil Pasricha, blogger about all things awesome, drops by the studio, and writer Teri Degler will share her story about finding hope when she least expected it. And we'll treat you to some of the wisdom of the English novelist Terry Pratchett.
Oct 24, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry Relics (2010 Halloween Encore) Audio
Tapestry Relics (2010 Halloween Encore) Oct 24, 2010 | 54:00This weekend on Tapestry Mary Hynes explores the ways we humans reach past the grave to reconnect with those who have left this world. We'll hear about venerated relics of the saintly - the shriveled tongue of St. Anthony, the tooth of Buddha and the whisker of Mohammed, to modern innovations that allow us to send email messages after we die. Guests: Peter Manseau, David Eagleman, and Hilda Panasiuk.
Oct 10, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry A Grittier Brand of Hospitality (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry A Grittier Brand of Hospitality (2010 Encore) Oct 10, 2010 | 54:00Is there a more mushy word in the English language? Hospitality. But, no - we aren't talking about Martha Stewart and which spoon to use for the dessert course. This week on Tapestry: a more gritty brand of hospitality. From the woman in Calgary who invites a homeless guy to come and stay, to refugee homes in Winnipeg and Toronto.