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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Lyle Ruterbories' ranger cabin is seen through the fog of Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Ruterbories is the National Park Service's oldest ranger at age 93. He and his wife Marge managed the campground since 1991, and Ruterbories has continued on his own since she died in 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
October 4, 2013

Authors, philosophers and theologians talk about their spiritual connection to nature and Earth. Continue reading

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October 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Continue reading

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September 27, 2013

Moved by the plight of the poor and unemployed, Pope Francis recently decried a global economy that “does us so much harm.” In this essay, Bill Moyers reflects on our broken economy. Continue reading

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
September 22, 2013 | Nuns on the Bus

Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 | Blog

Today’s stories include stories about Syria, corporate campaign spending and influence, new research on fracking and earthquakes, and much more. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell testifies before Congress.
August 1, 2013 | Blog

At a hearing called by Paul Ryan to examine the War on Poverty, the activist and nun explained that government programs help millions every year. Continue reading

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June 20, 2013

We travel to Camden, NJ with Sister Simone Campbell as she and her sisters advocate for comprehensive immigration policy reform. Continue reading

David and Francine Wheeler, parents of Sandy Hook School shooting victim Benjamin speak at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. One month after the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents joined a grassroots initiative called Sandy Hook Promise to support solutions for a safer community. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 3, 2013
A group started by members of the Newtown community hope you will call your representatives and support common sense solutions to make our schools safer.
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 19, 2013
In this column from Orion magazine, Sandra Steingraber writes about the movement among people of faith to fight fracking in New York while scientists stay silent.
In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, nurses walk under dimmed lighting during "quiet time" at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 12, 2013 | Book Club

In “Blankets,” an excerpt from Sherman Alexie’s new collection entitled Blasphemy, he recounts his attempts to comfort his ailing father as he recovered from surgery. Continue reading

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March 15, 2013 | Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth (1988)

Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell discuss the common experience of God across cultures. Continue reading

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March 8, 2013 | Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth (1988)

Joseph Campbell explains how ancient myths bring humans to understand and accept birth, growth and death. Continue reading

Vashti McCollum smiles as she reads of her victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in her suit to bar religious eduction from the Champaign high schools. March 1948. (AP Photo)
March 6, 2013

Jay Rosenstein’s documentary explores McCollum v. Board of Education, the emotional Supreme Court case that established the separation of church and state 65 years ago. Continue reading

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March 1, 2013

“It’s hard to exaggerate how famous he was in the last two decades of the 19th century,” our guest Susan Jacoby says of Robert Ingersoll, the subject of her new book, The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought. But … Continue reading

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March 1, 2013 | Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (2006)

In this 2006 Moyers Moment, author Margaret Atwood, a self-described “strict agnostic,” talks about the clear difference between atheism and agnosticism. Continue reading

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