American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith Presents "Hearing Muslim Voices Since 9/11"

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American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith Presents "Hearing Muslim Voices Since 9/11"

Muslims Share Thoughts about their Faith and the Relationship between Islam and West since 9/11

(St. Paul, Minn.) September 6, 2006—As the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks nears, Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett,® public radio’s award-winning weekly conversation about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas, announces its next broadcast, "Hearing Muslim Voices Since 9/11."

On September 11, 2001, the religion of Islam burst into view for the first time for many people. What has U.S. culture learned about global Islam in the last five years, and what have we failed to hear and see?

Dramatic headlines convey a predominantly violent picture of global Islam. However, over the past five years, Muslim guests on Speaking of Faith have conveyed a thoughtful, diverse and compelling faith. During "Hearing Muslim Voices Since 9/11," listeners will hear these voices from the traditional and evolving center of Islam. Also, Speaking of Faith host Krista Tippett speaks with Seyyed Hossein Nasr, an esteemed Muslim scholar who brings a broad religious and historical perspective to difficult questions about Islam and the West that have lingered uncomfortably in American life since 9/11.

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Heard on 165 stations across the country, Speaking of Faith explores the intersection of religion in public and private life from how we wage war, to how we raise our children; from how we approach marriage to how we view death and dying. Produced and distributed by American Public Media, Speaking of Faith is changing the way religious and non-religious people alike think and speak about religion and about the most important issues of our day.

Additional information about Speaking of Faith can be found at www.speakingoffaith.org.

Krista Tippett, a journalist and former diplomat, is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and a former Fulbright scholar. She has reported and written for The New York Times, Newsweek, the BBC and other international news organizations, and served as special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to West Germany.