Jane Little on Faith and Violence for the BBC

Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little recently produced a three-part series for the BBC entitled “Fork in the Road.” The series is a meditation on faith and doubt, as told through the stories of people who have confronted profound challenges that have shaped their belief, or unbelief.

The third and final episode is called “Two journeys out of violence,” and tells the stories of London rappers Jahaziel and Guvna B, who both grew up in violent environments. While one has turned his back on Christianity, the other uses his music to express his faith.

Click here to listen to the full program.

 

Jane Little on Faith and Sexuality for the BBC

Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little recently produced a three-part series for the BBC entitled “Fork in the Road.” The series is a meditation on faith and doubt, as told through the stories of people who have confronted profound challenges that have shaped their belief, or unbelief.

The second episode is called “My faith and my sexuality,” and tells the story of Andrew Sullivan and Irshad Manji, both writers who have struggled to reconcile their faith and their sexuality.

Click here to listen to the full program.

Jane Little on Faith and War for the BBC

Religion and Its Publics’ own Jane Little recently produced a three-part series for the BBC entitled “Fork in the Road.” The series is a meditation on faith and doubt, as told through the stories of people who have confronted profound challenges that have shaped their belief, or unbelief.

The first episode is called “Two journeys out of violence,” and explores how the horrors of war changed two men’s attitudes to their faith.

Click here to listen to the full program

Elisabeth Becker-Topkara on Diyanet Mosque fire for the Washington Post

Elisabeth Becker-Topkara, postdoctoral fellow for the Religion and Its Publics project, recently published another piece in the Washington Post on the most recent attack against a place of worship: her husband’s mosque.

“I think of how such acts devalue the lives of those close to my heart, from our dear family friends to my own husband and son. I think of how my husband could have been there praying, or my now 4-year-old Sami playing, still believing that all is right and good in the world when he is by his father’s side.”

Read the full article here: What it’s like to see my husband’s mosque in New Haven set on fire

Photo from the GoFundMe page for rebuilding the Diyanet Mosque.