Faith & Reason

Over the years, Bill Moyers has become widely known for his thoughtful inquiries into the worlds of religion, faith and reason — with help from some of the leading theologians and enlightening thinkers of our time.

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January 22, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part three of Bill’s conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist talks about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world. Watch the full show. Continue reading

January 21, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from part two of Bill’s interview with the astrophysicist and host of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, airing this spring. Continue reading

The center third of "Education" (1890), a stained glass window by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, located in Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University.
January 17, 2014 | Blog

Clips from Bill’s conversations with scientists Jane Goodall, Sir John Houghton and the late Isaac Asimov, who shared their views on the intersection between religion and science. Continue reading

January 17, 2014 | Blog

In-depth interviews with a range of guests including theoretical physicists and Vatican Observatory astronomers from the award-winning public radio program On Being. Continue reading

Frederick Kyalo Manthi , Phd, holds the H. erectus complete skull he discovered in 2000 near lake Turkana in Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi. Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution from knuckle-dragging ape to briefcase-carrying man.(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)
January 17, 2014 | Blog

The percentage of Republicans that believe humans evolved over time has dropped significantly in the past four years. Continue reading

Gabbie Bradburn, center in orange, Briana Hayden, center right in blue, and Ellena Barber, far right, graph the data they collected during a paper plane experiment.   at Robert E. Lee elementary school in Spotsylvania county, Va.  The students were treated to Constitution Day lesson plans as they arrived to school on Tuesday as teachers helped to reinforce the ideas of our founding fathers through history, science and various other subjects throughout the day.   (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Reza A. Marvashti)
January 16, 2014 | Blog

In this clip, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that the only thing that should be taught in science class is science. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of Bill’s conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist talks about the nature of the universe and whether faith and science can be reconciled. Watch the full show. Continue reading

January 10, 2014 | Blog

In this video clip, the acclaimed astrophysicist tells us why, when he looks up at the night sky, he knows he’s connected to the stars. Continue reading

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January 8, 2014

Perhaps the best-known scientist in America today, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a stalwart defender of science literacy as a kind of vaccine against charlatans who would try to exploit ignorance. This week, Bill talks with the astrophysicist about why science and science literacy matter in a democracy. Watch the full show. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Big money has moved North Carolina far to the right politically but citizen protesters are fighting back against “extremist policies.” See why the conflict unfolding in North Carolina could be a testing ground for what’s to come in every state. Continue reading

Sister Diane Donoghue, right, and Sister Simone Campbell, left, lead the way as the the "Nuns on the Bus" arrive on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 31, 2013 | Activism

We asked some of the people trying to change the world for the better to tell us what made them proud in 2013, and what their hopes and dreams are for 2014. Continue reading

December 27, 2013

Best-selling author and historian Thomas Cahill talks to Bill in a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from the bubonic plague to Christopher Columbus to the nature of human progress. Continue reading

December 27, 2013

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms. Continue reading

December 27, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms, and to Philip Levine, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Continue reading

Folio from Papyrus 46, containing 2 Corinthians. (Wikimedia Commons)
December 27, 2013

Christ’s teaching for his followers to love one another gave way to inter-Christian violence within a few hundred years of his death. Continue reading

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