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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Sister Simone Campbell, organizer of the Nuns on the Bus tour, speaking in Ames, Iowa. Photo by Jackie Kostek
June 18, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

We report from inside the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour, on a mission to spotlight social justice issues and protest the House Republican budget. Continue reading

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May 29, 2012

See how the provocative moral psychologist answered viewer questions about the moral differences between liberals and conservatives. Continue reading

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April 30, 2012 | Blog
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke, who wrote a eulogy for facts, explains the circumstances of their death.
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April 20, 2012

The conservative columnist argues that President Obama is engaged in a “high stakes political fight” with Catholicism. Continue reading

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April 20, 2012

Conservative columnist Ross Douthat argues traditional Christianity has failed to keep polarizing cultural combatants and influencers in check. Continue reading

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April 20, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Two popular political writers share how American liberalism and Christianity have gone off the rails — and the implications for American democracy. Continue reading

Televangelist and best-selling author, Joel Osteen and his wife. July 2005. (AP/Jessica Kourkounis)
April 20, 2012

In an excerpt from his book, Ross Douthat says preacher Joel Osteen embodies “the refashioning of Christianity to suit an age of abundance.” Continue reading

Elie Wiesel listens to a question posed by moderator Marvin Kalb (not shown) during a program at the National Press Club. November 2006. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Updated December 10, 2013 | Facing Hate with Elie Wiesel (1991)

On International Human Rights Day, we’re remembering Elie Wiesel’s thoughts on our capacity for both good and evil.
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March 29, 2012 | Guests
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March 22, 2012 | Moyers Moments

Elaine Pagels shares perceived roles of sexuality in classic bible stories. 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 16, 2012 | Blog
The story of the controversial Supreme Court case that changed the relationship between religion and public schools in America.
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. arrives for a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington. February 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 2, 2012 | Blog
Yesterday’s debate on the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act introduced by Senator Ray Blunt (R-Mo.) didn’t take long to heat up.
Melinda Anderman of Duxbury holds her four and a half-year-old daughter, Margaret, as she gets an H1N1 vaccination during a flu clinic in Montpelier, Vt. November 2009. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
February 24, 2012

In a new essay, Bill Moyers weighs the value of personal liberty versus the greater public health. Continue reading

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February 23, 2012

Bill talks with Poetry Magazine editor Christian Wiman about how being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer reignited his religious passion. Continue reading

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February 23, 2012

Poet Christian Wiman reads from an essay about living with cancer, finding faith, and being sustained by family. Continue reading

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