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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

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

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

In this 2006 Moyers Moment, the atheist and author talks about the need to “broaden what we can understand and say, and therefore be.” Continue reading

March 1, 2013 | NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-2005)

In this 2004 Moyers Moment, author Richard Dawkins argues that evolution “is about as certain as anything we know.” Continue reading

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

The novelist talks about his inner conflicts when it comes to his own agnosticism. Continue reading

March 1, 2013 | Moyers Moments

Collected thoughts from Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Richard Dawkins and Salman Rushdie on religious identity.
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March 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Zack Kopplin on fighting the onslaught of creationism and Susan Jacoby on the challenges of free thinking in America. Continue reading

March 1, 2013

Susan Jacoby talks with Bill about the role secularism and intellectual curiosity have played throughout America’s history. Continue reading

March 1, 2013

19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin talks about fighting the creep of creationist curricula in public school science classes. Continue reading

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