Trend- Religious Freedom and Diversity

May 6, 2016
Tammy Gieselman

For this edition of The Trend, we paired audio from a couple of unrelated events this year. The first was part of a presentation by author and social critic Os Guinness, who spoke at the University of Southern Indiana in January of this year. Guinness' talk was titled "Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity".

We've been hanging onto that presentation since January, in hopes of finding the right segments to pair it with to create a good Trend program.  Last weekend, we found them.

WNIN-Continuing Coverage

Jan 24, 2016
Paola Marizan / WNIN

    In 2015, WNIN chronicled an attempt by local Muslims to battle radical Islam. Through short, highly produced videos, presentations and workshops the group is trying to reclaim the message of their faith.

Myanmar's recent flood killed and left hundreds with no food, shelter or medical care; the ongoing Syrian war has caused hundreds to seek refuge in international soil; ISIS attacks Paris.

What's our role, and why should we care? 

Paola Marizan,  Samantha Horton and John Gibson discuss with experts and some who were affected by international catastrophes, how the Tri-State is connected.

Update: 'Reclamation Studios' wants to 'Reclaim Jihad'

Sep 11, 2015
Reclamation Studios. YouTube screenshot.

When we first broke the story on Reclamation Studios in July, the initiative was just beginning to post short, highly produced video clips on You Tube and social media as a way to counter radical Islamist messaging. Now, they’re expanding their efforts with a campaign called “Reclaim Jihad”.

Paola Marizan

Muslims and non fight against ISIS propaganda in an attempt to reclaim the message of Islam.

Reclamation Studios is an initiative to counter radical Islamist messaging  and reclaim  the meaning of the religion for young people confused by the atrocities committed by ISIS and other radical groups. This story starts with a clip from Reclamation studios' first  video, titled ‘‘Does Islam incite or sanction violence?’’.