Gary Laderman, Sacred Matters (June 13 – June 19)

The fastest growing religious group in the United States is the “nones,” those who claim no religious affiliation.  Does this mean people are no longer religious?  Not so says Gary Laderman, professor of religion at Emory University and editor of the on-line magazine, Religion Dispatches.    People may be exiting organized religion but everything from sports to celebrity, music, sex, and violence can be the focus of religious ritual as well.   He speaks with me about baseball, Oprah, “beliebers” (Justin Bieber), war and more.   Dr. Laderman is the author of Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States.  Read some of his articles about religion in our time at Huffington Post.

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Thursday, June 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, June 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 16th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 17th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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