Posts Tagged 'On Being'

Physicist Krauss, Tippett examine coexistence of science, religion

Physicist Krauss, Tippett examine coexistence of science, religion

What if the purpose of life is just to be alive?

For thousands of years, people have asked questions, built communities and killed others based on the meaning of human life and the idea that we are part of something greater than ourselves.

Physicist Lawrence Krauss believes we are, but that it’s not something divine. Krauss, who has won several awards for his research and writing, said he gets the same kind of fulfillment that many people get from religion or spirituality simply by being part of an amazing universe.

Krauss will join radio producer and host Krista Tippett for a conversation about modern physics and the major theological questions it raises at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hall of Philosophy.

Nashashibi, Tippett shed light on American Muslims’ stories

Nashashibi, Tippett shed light on American Muslims’ stories

Rami Nashashibi, one of Islamica Magazine’s “10 Young Muslim Visionaries Shaping Islam in America,” began making an impact straight out of college.

Social activists throughout the world are studying and adopting Nashashibi’s Inner-City Muslim Action Network, formed in 1995 in Chicago. The nonprofit organization has been featured in national and international media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, PBS and BBC.

IMAN is one of the leading Muslim organizations in the United States. It works to provide alternatives to the difficult conditions of inner city life, with focuses on community service, social justice and understanding Islam. Consequently, IMAN has initiated community programs and projects with the hope of changing inner city conditions, particularly in Chicago’s south and southwest sides. The action network includes IMAN/ICIC Food Pantry, IMAN Health Clinic and IMAN’s Career Development Initiative.