Memorable moments with women of faith

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On MPR News host Kerri Miller's former weekday show, she regularly dialoged with faith leaders. Here a few of the best conversations.
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MPR News host Kerri Miller has never skirted the topic of faith.

On her former weekday show, she regularly dialoged with leaders like Jenan Mohajir from Interfaith America, activist and author Anne Lamott, theologian Jemar Tisby, Sister Joan Chittister, and evangelical disrupter Rachel Held Evans. She even did a year-long series with women from a variety of faith backgrounds in 2019.

So it seemed fitting, during the 2024 winter member drive, to return to this theme and remember a few of the best conversations.

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Amy Butler's book, "Beautiful and Terrible Things" is a thoughtful reflection on the value of community, the inevitability of conflict and the transformative power of love.
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Misha Euceph, creator of the podcast “Tell Them, I Am,” talks about making space for Muslims to define themselves.
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Included are portions of Miller’s recent discussion with Pastor Amy Butler, who penned the memoir, “Beautiful and Terrible Things;” Miller’s 2019 conversation with podcaster Misha Euceph about being Muslim in America; and a snippet of the 2023 Talking Volumes season finale with author Margaret Renkl about why Renkl left the Catholic church of her upbringing and found a new one in nature.

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New York Times columnist and nature writer Margaret Renkl (left) closed out the 2023 Talking Volumes season with thoughts on her book, "The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year."
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