Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated September 2018; image)
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An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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Thought for the Day
Monthly+
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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World Spirituality
Monthly+
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
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Beyond Belief
Monthly+
 
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
Ram Dass shares his heart-centered wisdom in each episode featuring excerpted lectures given throughout the last 40 years, with an introduction from Raghu Markus of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation.
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
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Irreligiosophy
Monthly
 
A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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The RobCast
Monthly+
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
Download free lectures about spirituality, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, sacred sexuality, and much more. A free public service from Glorian Publishing, a non-profit organization.
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.
 
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
 
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
 
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Heart and Soul
Monthly+
 
Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
 
Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world. Produced in partnership with the British Museum.
 
A weekly audio podcast "message" from author and international speaker Rev. Dr. Christian Sorensen at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living located in Encinitas, CA at 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit us at www.SeasideCenter.org or call us at (760) 753-5786 for more information. All Are Welcome Here from the album Path of Light was co-written by Peggy Lebo and Rev. Christian Sorensen. It’s available at www.PeggyLebo.com Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D., is the eminent spiritual ...
 
A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...
 
First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore
 
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Sunday
Weekly
 
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
 
Complete episode: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
 
AUDIO ONLY: The award winning I AM Podcast is a no-nonsense video podcast about discovering the hidden truths of spirituality, and attaining a comprehensive and sustainable inner peace. From a non-denominational perspective, each week we look at and discuss the world's various perspectives on spiritual practice, and compliment it with pragmatic scientific study and real world observation. If you want a no-nonsense look at contemporary spirituality, and to understand a realistic path to compl ...
 
Americans enjoy a multiplicity of religious traditions. Explore both traditional religions, and what it means to be spiritual in a rapidly changing and diversifying religious world.
 
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Religion Today
Weekly
 
Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
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Mystical Musings
Rare
 
You are invited to join Myron McClellan and Lawrence Phillips for a monthly gathering of spiritual renewal in the company of the like-minded.Mystical Musings is a celebration of the sacred that promotes growth and an evolution of consciousness. The musing doesn't present doctrine or dogma, but rather explores the mystical dimensions of life and spirituality that support you in connecting with the Divine.Myron and Lawrence present a specific theme each month—an idea or issue that arises organ ...
 
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HuffPost Religion
Weekly
 
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
 
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Faith in Action
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a podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today
 
An open, honest and personal podcast to share and explore recovery, spirituality, addiction, metaphysics, the unknown, philosophy, self-exploration, psychology/human behavior, mysticism... I'm simply starting out with my personal story and interviewing guests who share gained knowledge by their experience and expertise from philosophical, metaphysical, religious and practical viewpoints. • Please subscribe and rate this podcast • Thank you!Peace and Love, A.http://www.spiritualbizarre.com
 
Writer and Academic
 
The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast brings you interviews and discussion about new books, notable authors, and recent trends in the study of religion in the southern United States.
 
Sunday Faith Matters 's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
Find us at www.soberspeak.com. This podcast shares experience, strength, and hope centered the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are not affiliated with AA in any way.
 
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Secular Yakking
Weekly
 
Robert And Amy yakk about news, culture, religion and whatever from a secular and atheist perspective. Join us for the weekly Mr Potter award or a yakking session.(704) 802-YAKK (9255)New episodes every Wednesday!
 
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Why one lifelong Catholic abandoned the church in the middle of mass - and is now grappling with where to turn to next. The other, a convert and a lesbian, says leaving 'wasn't even a question.'
 
Brazil has one of the worst records in the world for violence against women, and to combat these attitudes Nadiedja Souza is leading Brazilian women who are challenging the sexism of Brazil and she’s doing it using her Christian faith.Nadiedja travels from church to church across the state of Pernambuco educating women to challenge long held at ...…
 
Episode 40 Leave us a message @ https://www.speakpipe.com/SoberSpeak Email us @ feedback@soberspeak.com Visit our website @ www.soberspeak.com 1 I Am Broken 2 Have an Open Mind 3 Trust in God4 List Your Faults5 Confess Your Faults6 Have God Remove Your Faults...7 Through Humility 8 List Those You’ve Hurt9 Fix It, If Possible10 Do It Again and A ...…
 
If the polls are right, Labor’s poised for victory at the next federal election. But is there a philosophy to help guide it through government? And on what principles will a divided Liberal Party rebuild itself? Also, the stigma of seeking help for mental illness in Australia’s religiously devout African communities.…
 
Episode 39 Leave us a message @ https://www.speakpipe.com/SoberSpeak Email us @ feedback@soberspeak.com Visit our website @ www.soberspeak.com
 
Guest Info/Bio: A re-release of one of our absolute favorite episodes from our first season. This is an interview with Glennon Doyle from back in 2016 after the release of her incredible book (that is now being made into a movie), “Love Warrior.” Glennon is the author of New York Times bestselling memoir “Carry On, Warrior” and “Love Warrior.” ...…
 
Paul and Wendy continue their journey through the U.K. and welcome Maggy Whitehouse to the show. Maggy is an author, minister, stand-up comedienne, and broadcaster living from Unity consciousness. Maggy shares her views on current events and how to stay strong in a divided world.
 
Rhonda Magee is a law professor at the University of San Francisco, a longtime mindfulness teacher, and a fellow of the Mind & Life Institute. Rhonda is a featured presenter in Sounds True's Waking Up in the World—a 10-day online event showcasing prominent voices who embody the meeting between social action and spiritual exploration. This speci ...…
 
Frankenstein, the tale of a scientist who creates a creature that ultimately destroyed him, has been a popular subject for films for many years. But the religious content of the original novel written by Mary Shelley is lost on the big screen. Her story centres on the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who plays God. His creation identifies first ...…
 
Dr. Jennifer Graber’s new book, “The Gods of Indian Country,” grew out of lingering questions from her first book, a study of American Quakers and prisons. Graber learned that Quakers served as missionaries to Native American reservations in the West. She combined this interest in Quaker missions with her research into Native American captivity ...…
 
Today’s message from Rev. Christian was recorded September 16th, 2018 and it’s titled You Owe It To Yourself affirming I now embrace my greater good! Today’s musical talent arrived for the very first time at Seaside. We welcome Gill Sotu and Alex Warren! Come visit us at SeasideCenter.org or join us in Encinitas, California sometime where we al ...…
 
With conflicts and crises in every news bulletin, the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21st September can hardly arrive too soon. Whether it will actually change anything is more doubtful, but it’s always worth hoping.Its theme this year is “The Right to Peace – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”. But what is peace? Wh ...…
 
The Ten Days of Awe is the holiest period in the Jewish calendar. In praise and prayer, voices soar in synagogues around the country. In one of them, former opera star Andrea Catzel leads the singers in solemnity and joy. We also hear from Alexander Tsaliuk, the founder of the Moscow Male Jewish Capella, who tells us how they wowed Gorbachev.…
 
It is said that Jesus hits like the atom bomb. If so, then Buddha, or at least this episode on Buddhism and near-future technology, might be the daisy cutter of philosophy. Whereas most of the episodes on Research on Religion have focused on Christianity, the dominant faith tradition in the English-speaking world and the topic most in my wheelh ...…
 
This past Tuesday, September 11, marked 17 years since the world all Americans knew changed, forever. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will hear about survivors and families of victims who resolutely continue to demand that that tragic day is not misused to feed fear and hate. We’ll also hear the ne ...…
 
50 years after the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and in the era of campaigns such as Black Lives Matter, how are black churches relevant in the fight for social justice today?Two-time Emmy Award winning presenter Sherri Jackson asks a local audience and a panel of speakers about the role of Christianity in America's new civil rights mov ...…
 
Episode 38 Leave us a message @ https://www.speakpipe.com/SoberSpeak Email us @ feedback@soberspeak.com Visit our website @ www.soberspeak.com
 
How the world we imagine isn't quite how we know it to be. A talk with the Sikh Captain America and a look at the cooperative's role in world history.
 
Abraham of the Old Testament, or Ibrahim of Islam, is a vital figure across Christianity, Islam and Judaism. His prophetic fame, arises from the story of his offering of one of his sons to God, because He commanded him so. God however, spared the son and a sacrificial lamb was offered instead.In the city of Hebron, are the Caves of The Patriarc ...…
 
"Now, it is indeed necessary to make a full differentiation between alaya-vijnana and sunyata..." This advanced lecture clarifies the difference between the alaya-vijnana and the Illuminating Void.By admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
Politics seems at once full of mission, sometimes even carrying the promise of social salvation - and yet it is also perhaps prone to a cynicism that is almost the opposite of faith. How does personal faith influence the way that politicians do their work? Should politicians ‘do God’? Is faith even compatible with liberalism? And why are there ...…
 
The next step in the evolution of humans, and how sexual abuse allegations are being weaponised in the Vatican.
 
Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. He shares a thought about justice in a world where kinship among all people flourishes. Series: "Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society" [Show ID: 34035]
 
Broadcasting from Dartmoor, England, Paul and Wendy report from the famous Widcombe Fair. Located in the beautiful village of Widcombe-in-the-Moor, the fair attracts people from far and wide. Discover the ancient wisdom and joy still alive today.
 
Susan David is a psychologist teaching at Harvard Medical School, cofounder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and the bestselling author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon talks with Susan about modern society's attitudes toward emoti ...…
 
The issue of why a loving God would create a world full of suffering has exercised the minds of the world's greatest thinkers. How can you reconcile a loving God with dreadful illnesses for which there is no known cure? For millions who live with disability it is no mere academic question. If they are men and women of faith, they have to wrestl ...…
 
After a long well deserved vacation, Rev. Christian is back and so today’s message was recorded September 9th, 2018 and it’s titled Divine Design affirming I trust the Divine Design of my life! Today we welcomed the sweet music of Cahill & Delene. You can visit their band page at Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment to find out more. Come visit us a ...…
 
Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have heard about the Council of Fifty, but don't know much about it because until recently, that information just wasn't readily available. Martin Tanner says with the publication of the Joseph Smith papers, there is much more detail available from the Council of Fifty. The cou ...…
 
For more than 30 years Sally Magnusson has presented a wide range of news and current affairs programmes across the BBC, reported for Panorama, anchored Breakfast Time for a decade, and become a familiar member of the Songs of Praise team.Alongside regular television and radio commitments in Scotland, and bringing up five children, she’s made t ...…
 
As Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing comes to an end, the BBC's White House reporter Tara McKelvey talks to William about his religious background and how it might appeal to the religious conservatives.Should Religious Education be renamed Religion and Worldviews and include non-religious perspectives such as Hu ...…
 
How does religion shape you? For Shuv Homsi, it was a life on the rails that made him turn back to his Islamic faith. Now, he's set up a charity to fulfil a promise he made to God. But for Fijian-Indian author Zoya Patel, feminism and scepticism halted her religious practice. And academic John Shaver tells us about what is driving anti-Muslim s ...…
 
One of the greatest joys of doing this podcast for the past eight years has been to meet some pretty incredible people who are just "ordinary" citizens going about their daily life. My goal from the beginning of this project was to highlight "practitioners" who "learn by doing" and to bring forth the knowledge they possess. Such practitioners o ...…
 
We’ve been carefully watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Trump to take the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll dig into what happened in those hearings – and we’ll take a trip from the Be ...…
 
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We live in challenging times. From climate change to mass shootings, it's easy to feel despair. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and a leading figure in the campaign to end the death penalty, is feeling it herself. And if you are too, Prejean has some advice for you.
 
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