Faith Matters

Faith Matters is a bi-weekly radio program that features leaders from diverse faith communities discussing their distinct spiritual values and perspectives in a roundtable format.  Faith Matters builds bridges of understanding by providing meaningful conversations that explore the foundations of belief and the role faith and religion play in people’s lives.  Faith Matters: Spotlight is an occasional series that explores a particular spiritual topic or issue in greater depth.

Faith in the Time of Corona: Faith & The Police Chief
In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, the cruel murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked protests, violence, and ...
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Faith in the Time of Corona: Police Chaplains
Our nation has a strong tradition of providing religious chaplains in a variety of public and private institutions and agencies ...
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Faith in the Time of Corona: Churches Making a Difference
There are a variety of churches and faith-based organizations throughout Santa Cruz County that are providing needed relief and support ...
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Faith in the Time of Corona: Association of Faith Communities
There are a variety of faith-based organizations that tirelessly work to put faith into action to help the hurting and ...
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Faith in the Time of Corona: Local Religious Leaders
Our community, and our world, is currently facing an unprecedented crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are all impacted ...
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Faith Matters: Faith-Based Cafes
Learn how a new, unique local cafe is an expression of deep faith and spirituality.  Catholic priest Paul McDonnell and ...
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Faith Matters: Destiny & Fate
An astrologer, a follower of Greek Orthodox Christianity, and a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ...
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Faith Matters: The Spiritual Life
An astrologer, a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a member of a local Greek ...
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Faith Matters: Story
An astrologer, Greek Orthodox priest, and a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints discuss the story ...
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Faith Matters: Truth
A neo-Pagan, evangelical pastor, and a teacher of a Hindu Vedic tradition have a conversation about how each faith understands ...
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Faith Matters: Rituals & Practices
A neo-Pagan, evangelical pastor, and a teacher of a Hindu Vedic tradition discuss their unique rituals and how these practices ...
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Faith Matters: Connection
A neo-Pagan, evangelical pastor, and a teacher of a Hindu Vedic faith discuss what their traditions say about connecting with ...
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Spotlight: World Religions--Exploring the Landscape of Spirituality
On Faith Matters: Spotlight, a professor of world religions discusses the similarities and differences of the world's great spiritual traditions ...
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Faith Matters: Solutions
A yoga teacher, Scientology minister and an Anglican priest discuss how they see the problems of humanity and the Solutions ...
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Faith Matters: Love
A yoga teacher, Scientology minister, and an Anglican priest discuss the meaning of the concept of Love. Topic:      ...
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Faith Matters: Origin & Purpose
A yoga teacher, Anglican priest, and a Scientology minister share their different perspectives about the origin and purpose of our ...
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Faith Matters: Sacred Texts
A Catholic deacon, Baha'i leader, and a Muslim community leader discuss their sacred texts and what make these documents meaningful ...
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Faith Matters: Founders
A Catholic deacon, Baha'i leader, and a Muslim community leader share about the lives of the founders of their spiritual ...
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Faith Matters: Death & the Afterlife
A Jewish rabbi, Christian pastor, and a Buddhist nun discuss how they understand the existence of death and the hope ...
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Faith Matters: Comfort
A Jewish rabbi, Christian pastor, and Buddhist nun discuss how they receive comfort and hope in dealing with life's challenges ...
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Seth Schapiro

Over many years, Seth Schapiro has interacted with a variety of cultures and faith perspectives. He grew up in a Jewish home and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Studies at UCSC. While living in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, he was exposed to various Appalachian Christian traditions. After teaching elementary school, he developed a K-12 multicultural education program that teaches principles of character using the words and lives of inspiring world figures. His travels have included visiting Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Asia where he has observed the influence of Islamic faith on people’s everyday lives. Recently, he taught at a Buddhist university in Cambodia.