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.
Feb 7, 2011 | 53:59Tapestry Life After Trauma Audio
Tapestry Life After Trauma Feb 7, 2011 | 53:59Today on Tapestry a feature interview with CBC producer David Gutnick who brings us stories from survivors of the Haitian earthquake. Sister Lorraine Malo is a nun with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. And we'll hear from musician Lionel Benjamin as well as music from his son Mikaben. We will also hear a personal essay from Lynn Keane who lost her Daniel son to depression and suicide. Here are a few websites she recommends: Your Life Counts and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
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.
Jan 9, 2011 | 53:58Tapestry The Road to Damascus Audio
Tapestry The Road to Damascus Jan 9, 2011 | 53:58Stories of seekers: people who are so driven to find out their spiritual home, they scope out new ones. We'll bring you the story of Neil Littlejohn in St. John's Newfoundland, who left Christianity for Islam.
And we'll hear from freelance producer Prudent Nsengiyumva in Rwanda, where in the aftermath of the genocide, Islam is growing faster than any other faith.
Also, comedian and actor Mary Walsh talks about her struggle with faith, and her instinct to hold onto it.
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.
Oct 17, 2010 | 53:59Tapestry Baby Guru (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Baby Guru (2010 Encore) Oct 17, 2010 | 53:59This week on Tapestry, we explore the spiritual power of babies. Mary Hynes speaks with psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik, who argues that babies might have more to teach us than we've ever realized.
Also a documentary by CBC radio producer, Frank Faulk.
Jan 16, 2011 | 53:58Tapestry To Err Is Human Audio
Tapestry To Err Is Human Jan 16, 2011 | 53:58Mary Hynes talks to celebrated Canadian designer Bruce Mau about the importance of making friends with failure. And we'll hear from research professor Brene Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection. For the past decade she has been exploring the role of shame, empathy, vulnerability and authenticity, and it's brought her a unique understanding of imperfection.
Also, Giller Prize-winning novelist Johanna Skibsrud and her pick for our Sound Track for the Soul.