27 episodes

In a country more religiously diverse than ever, it is critical for people to understand the vital and inspirational knowledge—the traditions, the values, and the history—of religious and non-religious identities. What is the common knowledge that we all should know? Common Knowledge is a regular podcast featuring interviews and stories from leaders around the interfaith movement focusing on what we call “interfaith literacy”—the knowledge necessary to be a leader in a religiously diverse world.

Common Knowledge Interfaith Youth Core

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

In a country more religiously diverse than ever, it is critical for people to understand the vital and inspirational knowledge—the traditions, the values, and the history—of religious and non-religious identities. What is the common knowledge that we all should know? Common Knowledge is a regular podcast featuring interviews and stories from leaders around the interfaith movement focusing on what we call “interfaith literacy”—the knowledge necessary to be a leader in a religiously diverse world.

    The Things That Divide Us

    The Things That Divide Us

    Whether it’s a discussion in a college classroom or an argument around the table, divisions in our society seem both more apparent and more intractable than ever before. Yet, even as divisions grow, we struggle with addressing these societal fault lines in productive ways. In this episode, Carr and Prerna talk about the moral and historical roots of political and religious divides in American life and on college campuses and how people can rethink the paradigm around seemingly unresolvable disagreements.

    • 16 min
    Where Do We Find a Communal Bond?

    Where Do We Find a Communal Bond?

    What bonds us together? In the present day, even when addressing issues meant to bring us together like interfaith cooperation, spaces and ideas of genuine unity can be hard to find. On this episode of Common Knowledge, Carr and Prerna discuss how two distinctive things—public schools and the food we eat—offer us examples of how genuine bonds can be formed even among stark difference.

    • 17 min
    What is Leadership?

    What is Leadership?

    When you think of a leader, what image comes to mind? On this episode of Common Knowledge, Prerna and Carr discuss the idea of leadership in an increasingly diverse America. From civic activism spurred by natural and man-made disasters, to new theories of leadership inspired by a mix of personal spirituality and societal change, our hosts examine the aspects and qualities of a new generation of leaders.

    • 21 min
    Identity: Moving Through the World in Challenging Times

    Identity: Moving Through the World in Challenging Times

    This past year, how we identify ourselves has been contested, challenged, and redefined by events and social movements. To start the new season of Common Knowledge, Prerna and Carr talk about the changing concept of identity. They share intimate examples of how their own identities have morphed over the past year and touch on everything from Hindu mommy bloggers to the surprisingly compelling language of sympathy cards.

    • 23 min
    The Case for Pluralism in a Divided Democracy

    The Case for Pluralism in a Divided Democracy

    We live in a religiously diverse democracy, yet our country today seems frustratingly polarized around lines of difference and not connection. This month’s episode of Common Knowledge features a speech from IFYC president and founder, Eboo Patel, tackling this issue head on. Given in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Eboo offers his thoughts on how pluralism and interfaith cooperation can be a spur to social action and offers a vision for how to engage, not vilify, our differences.

    • 33 min
    2016: A Year in Review

    2016: A Year in Review

    For many folks, 2016 was a year of surprises, with both unexpected challenges and encouraging achievements. In a special New Year’s episode of Common Knowledge, Carr and Prerna share the writings, events, and people that inspired them during a tumultuous year. They also look to 2017 and discuss what they, as interfaith leaders, hope to see in the year ahead.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Bryan0322 ,

Filled with Diverse and Intriguing Viewpoints

I love this podcast and I hope that IFYC produces more episodes.

University Student 97 ,

A Compelling & Important Podcast

If you are just starting to think about Interfaith or very experienced with this work, this podcast will help expose you to descriptions of different faiths without generalizing. It's been a huge step forward for me to listen to all of these podcasts in thinking about how to begin this work on my campus.

InterfaithD ,

A breathe if fresh air

What a great find! Fun commuting with informative Carr in my commute. Keep the dialogue rolling!

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