Post Sept. 11 Spirituality


Phyllis Tickle
*Contributing Editor in Religion at Publisher's Weekly
*Author of several books including, God Talk in America and The Shaping of a Life: A Spiritual Landscape (Doubleday, 2000)

Paul Bucherer
*Director, Afghanistan Museum, Switzerland

Father Dan Murphy
*Pastor of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Sparta, N.J.

Many churches have seen their pews fill up since Sept.11 as Americans turn to religion for comfort and meaning. For others though, the attacks on this country have led them to question their faith. What role has spirituality played in your life over the past two months? Will the renewed interest in religion last over time? In this hour of Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan talks with religious leaders and listeners about the role of spirituality and religion after Sept. 11.

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