Muslims Against Terror; Starving ISIS of $ and arms; Pope Francis's climate letter; Radical Divesting
The truth about Syrian refugees and how they'll get here - Michael's essay:
There has been a great deal of fear mongering and misinformation about the refugees who will be arriving in this country in the next few weeks and months. Michael separates fact from fiction.
Combating radicalization at home and abroad: There have been charges that radical Imams in some mosques are turning disaffected young men into dangerous jihadists. As the French government weighs closing some mosques, Michael talks to Syed Soharwardy, founder of the group "Muslims Against Terror." Soharwardy is head Imam at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, and founder of the Islamic Supreme Council in Canada.
Could ISIS be crippled by cutting off its supply of money and arms?: Loretta Napoleoni has advised governments and international organizations on the intricacies of terrorism financing. She explains the complex and diverse sources of funding used by ISIS.
Meet the Canadian who wrote Pope Francis's climate change letter: The Paris summit will go ahead, despite increased security in the wake of the attacks. Michael talks to Jesuit scholar Michael Czerny about how the Pope's moral urgency on climate change and the need to move away from consumerism, are both firmly rooted in theology.
The incredible lightness of being without almost everything - an Ashley Walters documentary: It's mind-boggling how much we accumulate, and how attached we are to our belongings. But some people have not just de-cluttered their lives and their living spaces, they have dispensed with almost everything. Ashley brings us the stories of three such people in her documentary "A Daring Divestment".