To believe or not to believe: what are the questions?
TORONTO, March 21 /CNW/ - Join TVO's weeknight current affairs program
The Agenda with Steve Paikin March 26 through 30, 2007, for a
thought-provoking week exploring God, religion and faith - in depth, from many
Be sure to book time in your agenda for "Five Days of Faith", as Steve
Paikin and special guests from varied disciplines explore some of the most
complicated, difficult and fascinating issues related to religious faith. In
addition to watching the programs, you can also participate online by sharing
your own personal views and interpretations of God.
During the "Five Days of Faith," most nights will open with a one-on-one
interview with a featured guest. Then a lively debate will ensue on that
night's topic. (Special guests and panellists to be announced.) Gain new
insights and perspectives and probe even more questions through the following
Day One: Monday March 26
The Phenomenon of Religion
Has there been a resurgence of religion, or did it never die? Would we
invent religion if it didn't already exist?
Day Two: Tuesday March 27
Science vs. Religion
Can one be a scientist and still believe in God or the Bible? Are science
and the scientific method compatible with religious faith?
Day Three: Wednesday March 28
The Geopolitics of Religion
What opportunities are created when people of the same faith unite
globally? And, what are the global consequences when followers of
different faiths clash?
Day Four: Thursday March 29
The Psychology of Faith (a live broadcast from the University of Toronto
Munk Centre for International Studies)
Why does God need us? Why do we need God?
Day Five: Friday March 30
Is God dead or just on vacation? Have sports celebrities and other icons
become the new God?
Everyone has a view on God and religion, and viewers are invited to share
their own personal thoughts and insights at tvo.org/the agenda. Look for the
"Five Days of Faith" link and check out the discussions already underway:
1. What does God mean to you? Send in your own personal expressions of
God in your everyday life. You can submit photos and audio and video
clips, or view the online gallery. TVO will select the most
outstanding contributions to feature on air over the week.
2. What are the questions you want answered? Want to know the difference
between Sufism and Salafism? Or why some religious Jews wear
phylacteries? Maybe you're interested in knowing about the Four Noble
Truths of Buddhism. Ask our religious experts. The Agenda with Steve
Paikin will choose some of the best questions and get a variety of
religious experts to answer them on air during "Five Days of Faith."
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to probe questions of religion and
faith in our modern era, as we search for answers together - on air and
As Ontario's public educational media organization, TVO creates safe,
enriching and fun learning experiences for children, offers support to their
parents, and encourages active citizenship through a range of media platforms
that allow for interaction and participation in our province. For more
information, visit www.tvo.org.
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