Interfaith Voices is the nation's only public radio show exclusively about religion. We were born just three days after 9/11, when a feisty nun got the idea to host a multi-faith panel on religion and terrorism, live on the radio. The phones rang off the hook, and it became clear that listeners were hungry for informed, respectful dialogue on religion in the public square. We carry on that mission today with our free, weekly podcast...led by our host Amber Khan.
The Religious Sounds of COVID
We look at the sacred sounds people of faith are making during the COVID-19 pandemic and what those sounds—music, prayer, chants, songs—tell us about our future.
A Tiny Thing We Cannot See: The Songs of COVID-19
The pandemic has prompted composers to create new sacred music of all kinds — hymns, liturgical music, prayers, praise music, and more.
Harofei: The One Who Heals
We talk to Solomon Hoffman, a rabbinical student and composer, and Keely Garfield, a Buddhist and choriographer— about their collaboration on Harofei, or “the one who heals.”
When Judaism Meets Goodnight Moon: The American Religious Sounds Project
Professors Amy DeRogatis and Isaac Weiner were collecting recordings of traditional religious practices when COVID struck. They had to quickly pivot their work, called the American Religious Sounds Project.
Chaplains: Contemplative Care
This week's rebroadcast is part of our 'Chaplains' series. We follow a Zen Buddhist monk and see how mindfulness nourishes patients and doctors.
The Zen Thing
Koshin Paley Ellison is one of a small but growing number of chaplains in the United States who are Buddhists. In fact, Koshin is a Zen Buddhist monk. He works in hospice.