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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.

The Goddess

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.

A case against forgiveness

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg says Judaism is more interested in atonement than forgiveness. Jennifer Freyd, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, explains her formula for the "sorry-not-sorry" public apology. And Kaya Oakes makes a case for why victims don't always have to forgive.

Change of heart

Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a philosophy Ph.D. student at Princeton University, explains why changing people's minds has less to do with reason and a lot to do with egos. And the story of how one woman's picture perfect image of Canada was shattered — only to be rebuilt, from the unlikeliest of places.

How Indigenous elders made Regina home for a Rwandan refugee

In her documentary, Tina Pittaway tells the story of a young woman from Rwanda who came to Canada with high hopes. We’ll call her Grace. And the Canada she discovered isn’t exactly the place conjured up by the picture postcards.

Why your approach to changing people's minds is all wrong

Eleanor Gordon-Smith of Princeton University says if you think reason changes minds, you’re wrong. Turns out everything that makes you human goes into how you make decisions — and how you can influence others.