Faith & Spirituality

Hear about spiritual practices, faithful witness, and religious organizations that make the world a better place.


A Case for Kindness

A Case for Kindness
Air Date: August 14, 2017

40 days and 40 ways to change the world? With her fortieth birthday around the corner, Lisa Barrickman wanted to celebrate in a memorable way that would make a difference. That project became A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others, a book that chronicled her efforts and launched a movement. Hear her heartwarming story and learn kindness practices to enrich your life and have an impact.

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McMiracle: The Founding Story of the Ronald McDonald House

McMiracle: The Founding Story of the Ronald McDonald House
Air Date: July 30, 2017

Big miracles have small beginnings. That was case for Jim Murray, a West Philly kid who went on to become the general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles during their first Super Bowl. But Jim’s biggest play was co-founding the Ronald McDonald House, a charitable organization that today helps more than 5.5 million families in over 300 Ronald McDonald Houses around the globe.

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Dharma Parenting

Dharma Parenting
Air Date: October 24, 2016

Every parent wants to raise happy and successful children. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, co-author of Dharma Parenting: Understand Your Child’s Brilliant Brain for Great Happiness, Health, Success, and Fulfillment. Dr. Wallace will tell listeners how having a better understanding of children’s brains can help maximize children’s learning, behavior, and happiness.

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Cristo Rey Philadelphia

Cristo Rey Philadelphia
Air Date: September 19, 2016

A good education can open the door to a better world. That’s the thinking behind Cristo Rey Philadelphia, college preparatory school for students who otherwise cannot afford a private education. Founder and President John McConnell will tell listeners how Cristo Rey Philadelphia is changing lives for young people in need and preparing them for college and beyond.

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Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence

Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence
Air Date: June 6, 2016

Mother Angelica was a beloved, wise cracking nun who touched millions of lives through EWTN, the world’s largest religious media empire, which she founded. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Raymond Arroyo, a personal friend of Mother Angelica, about his new book “Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence.” Arroyo will tell listeners how Mother Angelica overcame many hardships in life to make the world a better place.

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Mary's Meals

Mary's Meals
Air Date: May 16, 2016

Every child deserves an education and enough to eat. That’s the simple, yet powerful mission behind Mary’s Meals, a nonprofit that feeds over a million school children each day. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow about his inspiration to start this life changing charity and how it is making a difference for kids around the world.

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Pope Francis: The Name of God is Mercy

Pope Francis: The Name of God is Mercy
Air Date: March 24, 2016

Pope Francis’ message of Mercy is touching people around the world. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Vatican journalist, Andrea Tornielli, about his conversations with the Pope that were turned into the book, The Name of God is Mercy. Tornielli will tell listeners what it was like to sit down with the Pope and how the book gives readers a glimpse at the “real heart” of Pope Francis.

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Integral Heart Foundation, La Academia

Integral Heart Foundation, La Academia
Air Date: March 7, 2016

Education changes lives. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re checking in with friends of the show, Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto, founders of Integral Heart Foundation. Mick and Debora will tell listeners all about La Academia, the new school they’ve opened in Guatemala and how they hope it will change the lives of the kids they serve.

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Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible
Air Date: September 24, 2015

A new museum in Washington, D.C. aims to bring the Bible to life. Our guest this week is Michael McAfee, Director of Bible Engagement at the Museum of the Bible. He’ll tell listeners how the museum will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible when it opens in 2017.

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World Vision

World Vision
Air Date: August 24, 2015

What does it take to make a better world for children? For decades World Vision, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, has been answering that question with programs like child sponsorship, clean water, and disaster relief. Our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio is World Vision U.S. President Richard Stearns. Stearns will discuss the progress being made to tackle extreme poverty and how our listeners can help make a difference.

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Possible

Possible
Air Date: May 21, 2015

Do you believe it’s Possible to change the world? Author Stephan Bauman does, and he explains how in his book, Possible: A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World. Bauman is our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio. He’ll share the experiences that changed the way he looks at the world and how he believes everyone is called to help make a difference.

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Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope
Air Date: October 9, 2014

What if you could turn your sadness into a world of hope? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll discuss how a family tragedy inspired an organization that has now served 65 million people around the globe. Our guest is Dave Donaldson, the co-founder of Convoy of Hope, an international humanitarian-relief organization with a goal to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. Donaldson will discuss how the power of hope can transform families and communities. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Unlimited Love: The Legacy of Sir John Templeton

Unlimited Love: The Legacy of Sir John Templeton
Air Date: August 14, 2014

Sir John Templeton's talents in the investment world established his great fortune, but it was his passion for spiritual matters and his brilliance with big ideas that led to a life and legacy dedicated to Unlimited Love. Our guests, Drs. Josephine Templeton and Stephen G. Post, will discuss Sir John Templeton’s life and legacy as it’s captured in Post's book written at Sir John's behest, Is Ultimate Reality Unlimited Love?. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Drucker and Me

Drucker and Me
Air Date: June 19, 2014

“When people share a common and compelling vision, anything can happen.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking about finding your life’s calling and creating a legacy that changes lives. Our guest this week is successful entrepreneur Bob Buford, the author of Drucker & Me. He’ll talk about his friendship with the Father of Modern Management and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Peter Drucker. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Twist of Faith

Twist of Faith
Air Date: May 15, 2014

It’s never too late to turn your life around. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels about her personal journey of faith and forgiveness. Beiler will discuss her book, Twist of Faith, which documents her inspiring life story. Beiler will tell listeners how she overcame the odds to live a life of honesty, openness, and giving back and in the process launched a massively successful brand. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Faithful Healing

Faithful Healing
Air Date: April 17, 2014

Making it a better world, one child at a time. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about a mission that’s healing children in need and changing lives in the developing world. Our guest this week is Dale Brantner, CEO of CURE International, a non-profit that has provided over 150,000 surgeries for children with orthopedic and neurological conditions in the developing world. Brantner will share stories of healing, compassion, and faith and let listeners know how they can get involved. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Lessons Learned from Mister Rogers

Lessons Learned from Mister Rogers
Air Date: April 10, 2014

Mister Rogers always said, “I like you just the way you are.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about the lessons learned from Mister Rogers by children and adults, alike. Our guests are filmmaker Benjamin Wagner (Mister Rogers and Me) and author Amy Hollingsworth (The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers). Wagner and Hollingsworth will discuss their personal friendships with Fred Rogers and his legacy of kindness and love. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Abundant Miracles

Abundant Miracles
Air Date: February 27, 2014

Life is full opportunities to create abundant miracles. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk with one woman who turned her life around to serve others. Our guest is Caroline Boudreaux, founder of The Miracle Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping orphans realize their full potential. Boudreaux will discuss her mission and inspire listeners to recognize the abundance in their own lives. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Why We Believe

Why We Believe
Air Date: January 23, 2014

Do you believe in God? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about research that explores why people believe what they believe. Our guest this week is best-selling author Dr. Andrew Newberg. Newberg will discuss what neuroscience has to say about religion and tell listeners why he believes faith is a powerful tool for improving your well-being. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Being a BetterWorldian Through Small Acts of Kindness

Being a BetterWorldian Through Small Acts of Kindness
Air Date: October 31, 2013

To be a BetterWorldian, practice small acts of kindness. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll focus on how listeners impact their own world with small acts of kindness and service, using Mother Teresa as an example. We speak with Donna-Marie O’Boyle, author of the book “Mother Teresa and Me.” O’Boyle discusses her ten year relationship with Mother Teresa and tells listeners the small things they can do to emulate this extraordinary person in their own lives. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Developing the Whole Person in the Developing World

Developing the Whole Person in the Developing World
Air Date: October 17, 2013

There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish, feed them for a day. But teach them to fish, and feed them for a lifetime.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll be focusing on helping people to help themselves. We will be speaking with Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto, cofounders of the Integral Heart Foundation. Their unique approach to international development speaks to the whole person, going beyond the basics to include critical thinking, leadership training, and even spirituality. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Doing Good in the Real and Virtual Worlds

Doing Good in the Real and Virtual Worlds
Air Date: October 10, 2013

Join us for the opening episode of BetterWorldians Radio, the show that helps Bring Out the BetterWorldian in Everyone! This week we will be talking about Doing Good in the Real and Virtual worlds. With websites, games, and mobile apps everywhere today, we seem to hear about the virtual world wherever we go. But did you know that the virtual world can be used to make a difference in the real world? Our guest this week is Joel Worrall, CTO of CURE International, the largest provider of reconstructive surgeries for children in the developing world. Hear about the good work CURE does everyday to help children with disabilities and how technology advances their mission. Call in to talk to Joel and learn how you can make a difference for CURE Kids. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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