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Tapestry

 

Tapestry

Tapestry explores spirituality, religion and the search for meaning. Find space for your soul every week.

Updated: Fridays
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Terry O'Reilly

Arlene sits across from Terry O'Reilly, CBC host, author and serial entrepreneur and compares notes about the importance of marketing.

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Arthritis isn't about aging

It's about the modern decline in physical activity.

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Kai Cheng unplugs

Can Kai Cheng learn to say "no" wioth the help of her sleepover friends?

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'The Eclipse': a brief, dark scientific gold mine

Just how important this eclipse is to scientists?

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Neurodiversity with El Jones

El Jones speaks to a woman with Down syndrome and an autistic woman about the hardships and joys of their disabilities and about society’s biases against neurodivergent people.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Black Motherhood with El Jones

El Jones speaks to four black mothers about how racism and motherhood intersect, requiring them to educate and protect their kids, while dealing with the prejudice they face themselves.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Restorative Justice with El Jones

El Jones speaks to two guests, one who committed murder and one who lost her partner to murder, to find out if reconciliation through restorative justice is really possible.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Pros and Cons of Raising Your Kids with Religion with Ali Hassan

To raise your kids with religion or not, that is the question. Guest host Ali Hassan speaks to parents who make the case for and against passing on a spiritual tradition... and a mother who's inventing a spiritual framework for her boys.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Paradox of Choice with Humble the Poet

Guest host Humble the Poet explores the Paradox of Choice, and the efforts some of us are making to simplify things in elemental ways.

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The Power of Kindness with Kinnie Starr

Guest host Kinnie Starr explores the healing power of kindness and how helping others has relieved her own chronic pain.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Life after a Brain Injury with Kinnie Starr

In this episode, guest host Kinnie Starr explores what happens to our identities and relationships after a brain injury.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Spirituality

Inspiration from Grassy Narrows, The damaging colonial legacy of the Papal 'Doctrine of Discovery' & how Blair Stonechild is embracing his Indigenous spirituality.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Hope and Mercy in Chicago and Newtown

A Muslim community activist in Chicago and the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook both search for hope and mercy in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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Preserve or destroy?

One man's mission to remove offensive graffiti and a Mohawk's community choice to preserve a residential school building.

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Illuminating: medieval art form meets 21st-century knowledge in the Saint John's Bible

The Saint John's Bible is the first hand-lettered, illuminated bible made using quills and ancient techniques in 500 years. But the images that adorn it are entirely modern: strands of DNA, an homage to the Holocaust, images from the Hubble Telescope.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Utopia or Dystopia

Margaret Atwood and Christian environmentalist Leah Kostamo discuss how religion has shaped our country, at the 'Restorying Canada' conference at the University of Ottawa.

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Enchanted

Musician Snatam Kaur talks about the healing power of sacred chants and Lauretta Santarossa gives us a tour of her secret garden dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:18]


Stand up

In Halifax, Pastor Rhonda Britton stands up for the African-Nova Scotian community, seeking common cause with city authorities. And three 'standups' stand up for interfaith solidarity through humour.

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Engaged Buddhism

The tension between ‘doing something’ and ‘sitting there’ can be a real dilemma on the spiritual path. Here are stories of how people are using their Buddhist beliefs to engage in social issues.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


A Place for Everyone

You'll hear about Sick Pilgrim, an online blog that is 'a hospital for wayfaring souls'. Plus a documentary about two very unlikely roommates: an 88-year old Cape Bretoner and a 20-something student from India -who are making it work.

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Claiming Your Self

"We Matter" Campaign brings hope to Indigenous youth, and how musician D!XON went from fundamentalist Islam to pop singer.

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Stories from the battlefield and the meditation cushion

Canada's Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan shares stories of the events that have shaped his worldview: his conversion to Sikhism, and his encounters with what he calls 'true evil' in Afghanistan, and Michael Murray on meditation and Raquel Welch.

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Finding Solace

Kyo Maclear learning tranquillity from urban birdwatching, the man who only fosters terminally ill children, take back a more meaningful weekend and more this week on Tapestry.

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Ugly? Gay? It's OK!!

Author Robert Hoge on the power of being ugly and Kevin Robertson, Canada's first openly gay Anglican bishop.

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The inner experience of outer space

They are the chosen ones. Highly trained, fully prepared. Some are literal rocket scientists. So why do so many astronauts sound like mystics when they come back from space?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Facing Our Shadows

How to discover and change your unconscious biases; and the emotional toll of being a priest

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Survivor who quit Papal committee on abuse tells her story

Marie Collins stayed silent for decades after she was abused by a priest. She later became an advocate for victims, and Pope Francis invited her to join a committee to stop pedophilia in the Catholic Church. But now, Collins has resigned in frustration.

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Making a Living

Politicians all over the world promise to deliver it and economists try to figure out what stars have to align to make it happen. That elusive bit of magic: full employment. But what happens to our sense of self if we no longer have jobs?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


Anger and Forgiveness

What do we do about the social poison of anger? According to philosopher Martha Nussbaum, anger isn't an inherently bad thing — it's when anger turns to vengeance that we run into trouble.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]