Talking Across Religions

March 23, 2008

Imagine a country where Islam is the dominant religion but Christians, Jews and Muslims still live together peacefully – a place where philosophers from all three religions talk and debate openly. Well, there was once such a culture in the Middle Ages. For centuries, Al Andalus was the beacon of European civilization. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with novelist and historian Tariq Ali about this remarkable culture.

  1. Tariq Ali on Al-Andalus

    Tariq Ali about Al-Andalus, the largely forgotten Muslim society on the peninsula that's now Spain and Portugal where Christians, Jews and Muslims once lived together in relative harmony.

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  2. Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner on "The Faith Club"

    Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner- a Muslim, a Christian and a Jew- tell Jim Fleming how they came together after 9-11 with the goal of writing a children's book and shared their experiences and religious perspectives.

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  3. Bruce Chilton on Abraham's Curse

    Why has the story of Abraham and Isaac inspired generations of religious martyrs?  Bruce Chilton tells us why.

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  4. Peter Bebergal and Scott Korb on "The Faith Between Us"

    Peter Bebergal and Scott Korb are writers who became friends around such secular interests as sex, rock-n-roll and popular culture. Then they discovered they're both alive to the search for God and their friendship deepened.

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