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Indigenous activist urges the Vatican to revoke 500-year-old documents
Author Steven Newcomb says 15th century papal bulls calling for the conquest of Indigenous peoples have influenced everything from how we treat the planet to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
This Tibetan Buddhist has walked a daily pilgrimage for the last 35 years
Despite two knee surgeries, Lhakpa Yangchen Tsutsatsang has been making a daily Tibetan walking pilgrimage for the last 35 years in Nepal.
Scholar Elaine Pagels says spirituality defies logic. She knows from personal experience.
After losing her young son and husband, Elaine Pagels, author of Why Religion? A Personal Story, considers the value and limits of religion — and supernatural experiences — in dealing with the suffering of life.
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels describes spiritual experiences she's had that defy explanation. Steven Newcomb explains why a series of 15th century papal bulls have to go and Rignam Wangkhang brings you the art of kora, a Tibetan walking practice, from Kathmandu.
That time I met Jesus in Computerland
'In His Presence' is an app that gives viewers an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ in virtual reality. Who's behind it? What happens in there? How does it feel? Tapestry producer - and VR virgin - Sean Foley dons the goggles to find out.
Keeping it Real in Virtual Reality
In his first-ever virtual reality session, Tapestry producer Sean Foley meets...Jesus. Plus, why we need a code of ethics for this emerging technology.
'It can have lasting psychological effects': The ethics of virtual reality
Immersing yourself in virtual reality can change the way you behave in the real world and you might not even know it, according to philosopher Michael Madary. He's co-author of the first code of ethics for virtual reality research and consumer use.
Sometimes doing the right thing is impossible, says moral philosopher
Lisa Tessman, professor of moral philosophy at Binghamton University, says there are moments when doing the right thing is impossible. Understand that and you’re closer to understanding what makes us human.
When no option is a good option
Lisa Tessman, a professor of moral philosophy at Binghamton University, says there are moments when doing the right thing is impossible.
For these Iranian-Canadians, identity is a puzzle with a lot of missing pieces
Two half-Iranians confront the feeling that they're missing pieces of their identity, and the sense of shame that comes with it. Tapestry producer Arman Aghbali talks to journalist Sara King-Abadi about pork, names and alienation.
How to find hope — without pretending everything's okay
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael led a workshop at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, just days after a horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. She said finding light means accepting — not skirting — those feelings of despair.
Can seeing God as a feminine figure change how you understand the divine? Carol P. Christ thinks so. Later, Rabbi Rayzel Raphael says in dark times, finding light means accepting — not skirting — those feelings of despair.
Imagining God as feminine can be transformative, says scholar
Carol P. Christ, a leading figure in feminist theology, wants you to consider what the divine would look like with a feminine face.
Many doctors don't trust caregivers, but here's why they should: Dr. Brian Goldman
Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art, explains why many doctors have a skewed idea of caregivers — and what it might take to change that.
Doctors thought his life was over — his wife had other plans
When her husband, Gerald, suffered a brain hemorrhage, Rose Andrews says doctors told her to take him off life support. Instead, she’s spent the last 20 years (and counting) helping him recover.
Author Mike Barnes has a message for caregivers: You are not alone
During the many years author Mike Barnes has been caring for his mother, Mary, who has dementia, he felt the need to write about the issues he confronted day-to-day. The result is his book, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver
Lessons for caregivers
Author Mike Barnes talks about what it's like caring for his mother, Mary, who suffers from dementia. Dr. Brian Goldman explains why doctors have a skewed idea of caregivers - and what it might take to change that. And Rose Andrews says after her husband suffered a brain hemorrhage, doctors told her to take him off life support. Instead, she's spent the last 20 years helping him recover.
One man's mission to power wash hate away
When Corey Fleischer comes across racist and offensive graffiti, he uses his power washing equipment to remove it and 'erase the hate'.
Why a Mohawk community chose to preserve a residential school building
The Mohawk Institute operated as a residential school for 142 years. The building is an important site for education and healing for the Six Nations of the Grand River near Brantford, Ont. Jeff Goodes visited the old schoolhouse and spoke with survivors.
Being funny is part of being human — and AI is catching on, says comedian
Comedian and Ph.D. student Christopher Molineux says humour is at the core of what it means to be human. But what happens if AI can learn to mimic - and possibly even surpass - human efforts at telling jokes?
Relationships with robots
Robot comedians and robot lovers. A look at how artificial intelligence might change how we understand ourselves and our relationships to machines.
Building love from scratch: How to make a robot say 'I love you'
Fei Liu was tired of trying to find herself a romantic partner. So she set out to make her own boyfriend, from his body down to his circuitry.
Women shouldn't be expected to forgive their abusers, says author
Many spiritual traditions believe forgiveness is good for the soul. But in this #MeToo moment, it’s not women’s job to forgive their abusers — and society shouldn’t expect them to, says writer Kaya Oakes.
How to spot a pattern of denials in the #MeToo movement
When men are accused of sexual harassment, they all pull from the same playbook. Jian Ghomeshi, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump have all used it. It's called DARVO.
#MeToo men aren't doing enough to make amends, says rabbi
Famous men accused of sexual abuse shouldn’t be expecting forgiveness anytime soon, says Danya Ruttenberg — not until they’ve done the hard work of making amends.