What Comes Next? Conversations On The Afterlife
Oct 11, 2013 — The Catholic Church has long held that saints are in communion with God after death, says Mary Catherine Hilkert, a Catholic theologian and Dominican Sister of Peace. But, she says, "never has there been a statement about anyone definitively being in hell."
Oct 10, 2013 — Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Telushkin says his belief in some form of life after death flows from the persistence of injustice on earth. If there were no afterlife, he says, "it would mean that Adolf Hitler and Anne Frank had the same fate."
Oct 9, 2013 — Samuel Scheffler, a philosophy professor at New York University, presents a secular interpretation of life after death. In his book Death and the Afterlife, Scheffler argues that our belief that humanity will outlive us — our faith in the existence of future generations — gives meaning to our lives.
Oct 8, 2013 — This week, All Things Considered is talking with leaders from different faiths about their perspectives on an afterlife. Mufti Asif Umar says Muslims believe that a person who enters paradise will find whatever he or she desires waiting there.
Oct 7, 2013 — Humans have debated the concept of an afterlife for millennia. But ultimately, each individual's view on life after death is a personal one. For his part, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, sees eternity as a place where people cast aside the differences that divided them on earth.
Oct 8, 2013 — As part of a series of conversations exploring the concept of life after death, All Things Considered would like to hear from you. What do you believe happens when life ends?
Oct 8, 2013 — Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners, which provided a very mixed review of Robert Siegel's conversation about the afterlife Monday with Rev. Gabriel Salguero, pastor of The Lamb's Church in New York City and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. That conversation opened All Things Considered's week-long look at what the afterlife means to religious leaders and scholars of different faiths.