Faith Matters

  • Views: 525 Faith Matters: Women & Contemporary Islam

    Faith Matters explores contemporary religious issues, beliefs and practices of the great religious traditions of the world.  Host Richard Gaillardetz, Ph.D., of the University of Toledo, speaks with Asra Nomani about gender and Islam.  Nomani is a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, and author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.

  • Views: 468 Faith Matters: Consumerism & Religion

    Richard Gaillardetz, Ph.D., of the University of Toledo, discusses the role of religion and faith in a consumer society with Dr. Vincent Miller from the University of Dayton. Faith Matters is series of programs examining the role of religion in daily life, and the impact faith has on society, politics and individual decision-making.

  • Views: 466 Faith Matters: Religion & Violence

    Dr. Scott Appleby, from the University of Notre Dame, discusses his research and writings on the relationship of religion and violence. Appleby latest book is The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation.  He is also the author of Church and Age Unite! The Modernist Impulse in American Catholicism and Being Right: Conservative Politics in America.

  • Views: 522 Faith Matters: Confucianism & Prof. Tu Weiming

    Jeanine Diller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Program in Religious Studies at the University of Toledo talks with Professor Tu Weiming, Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Professor of Harvard University about traditional Confucianism and the development of Confucianism in modern life.

  • Views: 502 Faith Matters: Social Justice & Sister Helen Prejean

    Host Richard Gaillardetz, Ph.D., of the University of Toledo, speaks with Sr. Prejean about her life, and specifically what led her to prison ministry.  They discuss the range of Christian stances on the death penalty and how to reconcile a commitment to forgiveness with a commitment to justice.

    Special thanks to the Communication students of the University of Toledo for contributing the videotaping of this presentation.

  • Views: 1 Faith Matters Educational Resources

    Explore the possibilities of using Faith Matters discussion guides in your classroom, book club or other civic/learning group.  Each episode has a companion sheet of questions to start a discussion of the issues surrounding each episode.