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.
Nov 20, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry A Few Good Words - Part 2 Audio
Tapestry A Few Good Words - Part 2 Nov 20, 2011 | 54:00Mary Hynes talk to Lou Marinoff, a practitioner of "philosophical counselling", who helps people through difficult times, by "prescribing" thoughts from thinkers like Socrates, Epictetus and Lao Tzu.
Sep 25, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry In the Beginning was the Word Audio
Tapestry In the Beginning was the Word Sep 25, 2011 | 54:00Around the world, there are lectures, seminars, musical events and celebrations underway, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. Mary talks with Renaissance scholar Gordon Campbell, author of Bible; The Story of the King James Version, 1611- 2011. Also, a documentary by about the spoken word featuring actor RH Thomson.
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."
Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Death Be Not Scary Audio
Tapestry Death Be Not Scary Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00This week Mary Hynes speaks with University of Alberta's Wendy Duggleby, about the role that hope plays at the end of life. And we'll hear from Sandra Clarke, who 10 years ago founded the first chapter of No One Dies Alone, an all-volunteer program that sees to it that people who are alone at the end of their life are comforted and cared for by a round-the-clock team who remain by their side to their last breath. And Don Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Air Farce shares his memories of his lifelong friend and colleague Roger Abbott.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.