Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – September 10, 2013
Talking about the “things that matter most” on September 10
4:00 – “Mater Eucharistiae”
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist amazed the recording industry with their #1 debut album, Mater Eucharistiae, on both the Classical Overall and Classical Traditional Charts. Heads turned as many labels vied for the top spot and are scrambling to find out the secret behind these sisters’ success. We talk about the album with Sr. Mary David and Sr. Maria Suso.
5:00 – The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity
How do we live with our deepest differences? In a world torn by religious conflict, the threats to human dignity are terrifyingly real. Some societies face harsh government repression and brutal sectarian violence, while others are divided by bitter conflicts over religion’s place in public life. Is there any hope for living together peacefully? Os Guinness argues that the way forward for the world lies in promoting freedom of religion and belief for people of all faiths and none. He sets out a vision of a civil and cosmopolitan global public square, and how it can be established by championing the freedom of the soul—the inviolable freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In particular he calls for leadership that has the courage to act on behalf of the common good. Far from utopian, this constructive vision charts a course for the future of the world. Soul freedom is not only a shining ideal but a dire necessity and an eminently practical solution to the predicaments of our time. We can indeed maximize freedom and justice and learn to negotiate deep differences in public life. For a world desperate for hope at a critical juncture of human history, here is a way forward, for the good of all. Os joins us.