Kresta in the Afternoon – February 12, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Is Radical Islam on the Rise in Indonesia?

  • Description: Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country in the world. It has a population of about 260 million, with just under 10 percent identifying as Christian. And it's unusual among Muslim-majority countries in the degree to which non-Muslims have played prominent roles in the country's political and economic life. But are things changing for the worse? We talk with Dr Robert Hefner.
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    • Robert Hefner
      Dr Robert Hefner is a professor of anthropology at Boston University, where he directs the Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs. At CURA, he has directed the program on Islam and society since 1991; coordinated interdisciplinary educational programs on religion and world affairs; and is currently involved in research projects comparing responses to modern social change in Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. He is a contributor to the Under Caesars Sword project.
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    • Under Caesar’s Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution

      The global persecution of Christians is an urgent human rights issue that remains underreported. This volume presents the results of the first systematic global investigation into how Christians respond to persecution. World-class scholars of global Christianity present first-hand research from most of the sites of the harshest persecution as well as the West and Latin America. Their findings make clear the nature of persecution, the reasons for it, Christian responses to it - both non-violent and confrontational - and the effects of these responses. Motivating the volume is the hope that this knowledge will empower all who would exercise solidarity with the world's persecuted Christians and will offer the victims strategies for a more effective response. This book is written for anyone concerned about the persecution of Christians or more generally about the human right of religious freedom, including scholars, activists, political and religious leaders, and those who work for international organizations. (learn more)

+  Brexit through the Eyes of Catholic Social Teaching (2 segments)

  • Description: On June 23, 2016 voters in the UK voted to leave the European Union, a move popularly known as "Brexit." Of course, such a massive move couldn't happen overnight, and many in the US were more focused at the time on the presidential race. Over the last two and a half years the UK has been negotiating the details of leaving the EU. The time period for these negotiations is set to end on March 29 of this year. What’s been going on there? We talk with Kevin Turley.
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    • K.V. Turley
      Kevin Turley is a Catholic writer living in London, England. Follow his writings at Crisis Magazine, the National Catholic Register, The Imaginative Conservative and other sites.
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