Religion

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano describes how his experience in Catholic school made him a pro-choice advocate.

from Greater LA

The Supreme Court ruled today that a high school football coach has a constitutional right to take a knee in prayer after his team's games. The

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For generations, Catholic schools have represented a pathway to the middle class for immigrants. But thousands have closed, the latest in Boyle Heights.

Catholic schools launched immigrants into middle class. Now they’re closing

For generations, Catholic schools have represented a pathway to the middle class for immigrants. But thousands have closed, the latest in Boyle Heights.

from Greater LA

Local atheist volunteers started taking down illegally posted religious signs in public places less than a year ago. Now their plundering and crowdsourced map are gaining traction.

These Atheist Pirates plunder LA’s illegal religious signs

Local atheist volunteers started taking down illegally posted religious signs in public places less than a year ago. Now their plundering and crowdsourced map are gaining traction.

from Greater LA

Nuns are flocking to TikTok, gaining legions of followers and catching the attention of brands and unscripted reality TV shows.

NunTok: Nuns give an inside look at convent life

Nuns are flocking to TikTok, gaining legions of followers and catching the attention of brands and unscripted reality TV shows.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rabbi Steve Leder’s insight on the Uvalde massacre and why we should reconsider our legacy when we die to include an ethical will.

Rabbi Steve Leder: Uvalde shooting, navigating grief, and ‘ethical wills’

Rabbi Steve Leder’s insight on the Uvalde massacre and why we should reconsider our legacy when we die to include an ethical will.

from Life Examined

After Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two educators, LA’s Rabbi Steve Leder explains why there’s still hope in this dark moment.

Uvalde shooting is an eclipse, light will reveal itself again: LA rabbi

After Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two educators, LA’s Rabbi Steve Leder explains why there’s still hope in this dark moment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court considers a case about a football coach who led a prayer on the field, and Donald Trump is held in contempt of court for refusing to hand over business records.

Praying on football field? SCOTUS weighs free speech case

The Supreme Court considers a case about a football coach who led a prayer on the field, and Donald Trump is held in contempt of court for refusing to hand over business records.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Professor David Yaden talks about the history of psychedelic-induced altered states of consciousness and how these spiritual and mystical experiences can positively impact well being.

Are psychedelics undergoing a spiritual and therapeutic awakening?

Professor David Yaden talks about the history of psychedelic-induced altered states of consciousness and how these spiritual and mystical experiences can positively impact well being.

from Life Examined

Professor Charles Stang explains the ancient understanding of the existence of a divine double, twin, or alter-ego and explores whether the belief still persists today.

The ancient belief of the divine counterpart

Professor Charles Stang explains the ancient understanding of the existence of a divine double, twin, or alter-ego and explores whether the belief still persists today.

from Life Examined

Author Anna Della Subin talks about the history of mortals accidentally worshiped as gods, from ancient kings to new world explorers.

Why we worship men as gods

Author Anna Della Subin talks about the history of mortals accidentally worshiped as gods, from ancient kings to new world explorers.

from Life Examined

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Jewish American girls earning the right to celebrate their adulthood through a bat mitzvah.

Century of bat mitzvahs: Ceremony for girls paved way for 1st female rabbi

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Jewish American girls earning the right to celebrate their adulthood through a bat mitzvah.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Psychiatrist and psychologist Mark Epstein talks about how Buddhist practices and teachings have shaped and influenced him as a practitioner of modern psychotherapy.

Bringing Buddhism to the therapist’s couch

Psychiatrist and psychologist Mark Epstein talks about how Buddhist practices and teachings have shaped and influenced him as a practitioner of modern psychotherapy.

from Life Examined

Minimalism is the hot trend these days.

The history and practice of minimalism

Minimalism is the hot trend these days.

from Life Examined

San Francisco-based writer Katy Butler shares the impact Thich Nhat Hanh had on her life and her memories of the Plum Village monastery in Southern France.

Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village

San Francisco-based writer Katy Butler shares the impact Thich Nhat Hanh had on her life and her memories of the Plum Village monastery in Southern France.

from Life Examined

Buddhist scholar Jack Kornfield reflects on the life of the influential Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who died Jan. 22.

The humbling presence of Thich Nhat Hanh, with Jack Kornfield

Buddhist scholar Jack Kornfield reflects on the life of the influential Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who died Jan. 22.

from Life Examined

Middle East expert Juan Cole talks about lesser known peaceful Muslim movements and how the U.S. maligns a Muslims at home and abroad.

America gets Islam all wrong. Muslim Americans pay the price

Middle East expert Juan Cole talks about lesser known peaceful Muslim movements and how the U.S. maligns a Muslims at home and abroad.

from Scheer Intelligence

A Buddhist monk takes us through a typical Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration, and reflects on the trials of the pandemic and growing anti-Asian bigotry.

Prayers for tolerance and wellness mark Lunar New Year

A Buddhist monk takes us through a typical Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration, and reflects on the trials of the pandemic and growing anti-Asian bigotry.

from KCRW Features

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

Texas hostage situation is anti-Jew hate, says LA rabbi

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Turning the page on a new year, Pico Iyer and Vrajaprana share insights on human frailty and spirituality from authors Graham Greene and Swami Vivekananda.

Prospects for optimism, with Pico Iyer and Vrajaprana

Turning the page on a new year, Pico Iyer and Vrajaprana share insights on human frailty and spirituality from authors Graham Greene and Swami Vivekananda.

from Life Examined