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Issues of Faith - June 2008

Show #1:
Faith Nights
Airs: June 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 21, 22, 23

Learn more about the popular - and controversial - "Faith Nights" on this edition of Issues of Faith. Brent High, the executive director of Third Coast Sports Foundation, talks about the confluence of baseball and faith that moved from the minor leagues to the majors. He talks about the marketing of Biblically-based bobbleheads and the impact faith nights have on ticket sales. High also addresses whether or not having faith events in ballparks built with some public funds is a violation of church and state separation.

For more information on Third Coast Sports, visit their website at

2008 Major League Faith Nights
July 19 - St. Louis Cardinals
August 2 - Atlanta Braves
August 2 - Texas Rangers
August 2 - Minnesota Twins
August 10 - Colorado Rockies
August 16 - Houston Astros
August 17 - Cincinnati Reds

Show #2:
Tibetan Buddhism
Airs June 12, 14, 15, 16, 26, 28, 29, 30

This edition of Issues of Faith focuses on Tibetan Buddhism. Practitioners Kirby Shelstad and Ngawang Losel talk about the basic tenets of the faith, how Tibetan Buddhism is different from other forms of Buddhism, and the significance of the Dalai Lama. Ngawang also shares his personal story of leaving Tibet and talks about the current situation in the area.

For more information on the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center of Tennessee, visit

For more information on the conflict in Tibet, visit the International Campaign for Tibet at or

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