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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Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves the village of Castel Gandolfo, the pontiffs' summer residence in the hills overlooking Rome in August. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
December 25, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis took over the papal Twitter feed earlier this year. He tweets about the same topics he speaks about: the importance of caring for those less fortunate than ourselves and what it means to live charitably. Here’s a sampling. Continue reading

December 19, 2013

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms and Philip Levine, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Watch the full show.
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Updated December 18, 2013 | Blog

The Koch brothers “fund organizations that advance public policies that directly contradict Catholic teaching on a range of moral issues,” the group writes. Continue reading

December 5, 2013 | Blog

In a 1991 interview, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, talks to Bill about how he overcame hatred during his 27 years in a South African prison. Continue reading

Italy Pope
December 2, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.” Continue reading

November 29, 2013

In a rare television interview, this visionary author, environmentalist and farmer discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth. Continue reading

Pope Francis attends an audience with healthcare workers, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 26, 2013 | Blog

Reflecting the reality of our times, the pope has released his first major work, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality. Continue reading

November 13, 2013 | Blog

It’s rare for women’s health supporters to go on the offensive, but a group of Senate Democrats are saying enough is enough. Continue reading

In this May 22, 2013, customers enter and exit a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
October 22, 2013 | Blog

Secular businesses are claiming a First Amendment right to deny their employees contraceptive coverage. Continue reading

The four freedoms medal winners at the awards ceremony in New York appear in the bottom row. From left to right: Sister Simone Campbell, Ameena Matthews, Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman and (last three on right) the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers. (Photo Credit: Prisca Edwards Photography)
October 17, 2013 | Activism

Paul Krugman, Wendell Berry and Sister Simone Campbell were among those awarded with a Four Freedoms Medal. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell at Capitol Hill
October 17, 2013 | Blog

Earlier this week, the leader of Nuns on the Bus made a pilgrimage with other religious leaders to Capitol Hill to ask Congress to stand up for the common good and end the shutdown. Continue reading

Pema Chadron
October 16, 2013

Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön on the value of powering down our electronic devices and using the silence to quiet the racing mind. Continue reading

October 16, 2013 | Blog

An interfaith group of approximately 150 clergy leaders, locked out workers and people of faith, marched on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to end the shutdown. Continue reading

Budget Battle
October 7, 2013 | Blog

Lost in the discussion of the government shutdown is the millions of poor Americans — many of them children — who are hurt when the federal agencies stop functioning. Continue reading

Supporters of Americans For Prosperity and other TEA Party members rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
October 5, 2013 | Blog

A new study reveals that Republican loyalists are frightened of change and think they’ve already lost. Continue reading

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