World Religion News is excited to present our “#InTheirOwnWords” series. We selectively mine Internet archives for the most historically defining interviews we can find with the religion founders and leaders who’ve made the most impact on people’s lives.
These interviews provide a first-hand look into the thoughts, perspectives and lives of the religious leaders and icons whom millions of people look to for religious and spiritual guidance and wisdom. If you have a suggestion for interviews you’d like to see us include, please suggest them.
In this 1960 interview with Meet the Press, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. discusses his views on nonviolent protests, business owners refusing service to citizens, and marriage. In his first...Read more →
After his first year as Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis stresses the importance of Shabbat, his excitement about Centre for Rabbinic Excellence, and identifies his three biggest challenges. This interview...Read more →
Prominent Jain Master Shri Chitrabhanuji was interviewed by Michael Tobias in 2012 for Forbes Magazine. In the interview, Chitrabhanuji speaks about human nature, simplicity, sustainability, life...Read more →
Adding to the #InTheirOwnWords series, today we have three new archived interviews to present. First up, is a 2008 interview from The 700 Club with Lakewood Church's Joel Osteen, in which he talks...Read more →
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has faced an onslaught of misconceptions about his belief in Islam, but he pressed on, despite how fellow Americans labeled him. Rauf spoke with NPR about his book, Moving the Mountain:...Read more →
In his first-ever interview, David Miscavige tackles misconceptions and falsehoods about Scientology. During a 1992 ABC News interview with Ted Koppel, Miscavige describes how Scientology helps people,...Read more →
Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen talks about building a large audience, his partnership with his wife, and carrying on his father's legacy. The 700 Club’s Kristi Watts interviewed Joel Osteen, whose...Read more →
Pope Francis talks to Televisa about his first two years as Pope in this quintessential interview from the Catholic leader. This article was originally published by Vatican Radio. It’s presented as part...Read more →
In this interview, originally airing April 7, 1996, Gordon B. Hinckley, former president and prophet of the Mormon church, did an unprecedented interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace. Text To Speech...Read more →
In a monumental interview published in O, The Oprah Magazine in 2001, Oprah talks to the spiritual leader to get a Buddhist view about values important to Americans. This interview originally...Read more →