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The Religious Diet

Mar 11, 2013

As we find ourselves in the midst of Lent and with Passover on the horizon, the idea of food and the role it plays in various religions is on many people's minds. Why do Catholics not eat meat on Fridays, why do Jews not let their bread rise and why do members of Islam have permanent restrictions on what they can eat?

On this Central Standard, we look at all of these questions and more with Glenn Young, an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Rockhurst. Young explains the reasoning behind common dietary practices within religions and we also hear from callers around the metro about their personal beliefs about food and religion.