It’s an age-old tradition for parents to read to their kids at bedtime,
but finding children’s books with Jewish themes can be a challenge in
Vermont. So, many families are turning to the PJ Library, which sends
out free children’s books devoted to Jewish stories and holidays.
Belief and faith take many forms in American religious and political life. In his new book,
"Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in
Between," journalist Jeff Sharlet explores the spectrum of faith and
what it means to be a believer.
Dr. Raymond Patterson, Assistant Professor of Religious
Studies at St. Michaels
College and Mitchell
Hay, Pastor of the Essex United
Methodist Church speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the popularity of organized religion in Vermont.
A new commission
has released a report that studies whether equality has been
achieved between marriage and civil unions. The commission chair explains the findings, recommendations and next steps
for the legal status of same-sex couples in Vermont. Also, President Jack Neuhauser of Saint Michael’s
College on the
pope’s message to Catholic educators, and summer snack shacks and creemee stands re-open for the
Willard Sterne Randall is the
Professor of History at Champlain College and author of two
presidential biographies. Garrison Nelson is a Professor of Political
Science at the University of Vermont. They spoke with VPR’s Jane
Lindholm about the role of religion in politics.