Episode 164: Introducing the Crossroads of Faith in Turkey
In Good Faith - Season 7, Episode 28
- Sep 3, 2023 6:00 am
- 52:50 mins
Every week on the In Good Faith podcast we take you on a journey—usually that’s a guest sharing their personal journey of faith and belief. Starting this week, however, we’ll take you on a literal journey—a 10-part series we recorded with a crew in Turkey, a place which has seen huge shifts in religious beliefs over the centuries. We’ll talk with historians, leaders, and of course modern-day believers about the amazing place they call home. In April 2023, just as the Holy Fast period of Ramadan was ending for the Muslim world, our team traveled to Turkey to see how the world of faith came to be. Our intent was to capture the lived experience of a country that is 97% Muslim but has a long history of being Christian, and before that, the polytheism of Romans and Greeks, all the way back to the Hittites of the 18th century BC. We're digging deeper into the history and how different religions have occupied the same space--sometimes peacefully, sometimes not--in Turkey. We believe that all faith traditions have something to teach us about how God is working in the world and in our lives. Let's explore the crossroads of faith.