The Jewish Jesus, On Cancer and Catholicism, and More

Remembering the Jewish Jesus

The often-told story that Jesus triumphed over Judaism is “a bug in the software of Christianity.” That error has copied itself again and again, setting the stage for the intolerance we find in Western culture today, pitting black vs. white, rich vs, poor, documented vs. undocumented–the list goes on. Featuring James Carroll, author of Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age.

Stop with the Pink Ribbons!

After being diagnosed with a fierce form of breast cancer at the age of 38, Mary found herself in the generically named Meditation Room at the hospital, wrestling with the faith she had left behind as a child. In a new book, she revisits what she learned in Sunday school, pondering her broken body, and her growing distaste for the idea that cancer is a “blessing in disguise.”  Featuring Mary Valle, author of Cancer Doesn’t Give A Sh*t About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism

Soundscapes:  The Hindu ‘Om’

This week we meditate on the sacred syllable that Hindus and Buddhists call ‘the first breath of creation.’ When said in unison with a group, it reverberates through the room, hinting at the reality that encompasses the entire universe. This is part four of our series, The Soundscapes of Faith.  With Shubha Pathak, associate professor of religion at American University

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