Faith & Religion


Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, where 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset for 30 days. It's a communal, spiritual, and celebratory month. And it usually doesn't involve the Lutheran Church.

The ELCA of South Dakota, in conjunction with South Dakota Voices for Peace invited members of the Muslim community to break the fast of Ramadan Wednesday night at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 1

A summer-long exhibit at the Dakota Discovery Museum looks at the contribution of Jewish families to South Dakota history, culture, and landscape. The "Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota" and "Transfer of Memory" exhibits open May 15.

It's a look at the Black Hills Gold Rush in Dakota Territory as well as the impact of World War II on the region.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 23, 2018 Show 261 Hour 2

Hani Shafai is President of Dream Design International and Rapid City and a leader in Rapid City community development. This Friday he speaks at the Black Hills Forum & Press Club's January meeting about Islam. He joins us for a conversation about faith and freedom of religion in South Dakota.

Matilda Oppenheimer

Dec 22, 2017

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 2

Matilda Oppenheimer joins us for a conversation about observance of Hanukkah in South Dakota and across the globe. We also learn why to keep your cat away from your Menorah.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

As Augustana University continues its celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, they welcome Archbishop Antje Jackelén to South Dakota this week.

She joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about the role of faith in public life and the role of eternity as we contemplate our culture of acceleration.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 1