31. This I Believe
Alexis Kyrou, Director General of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explains the confluence of belief and knowledge and the importance of his Greek heritage to his beliefes and enumerates what some of these are; cooperation, the importance of a spiritual life, patriotism, and repectt for others.
32. This I Believe
Clement Reicher recounts a short allegory he wrote as a child which formed the basis for his belief that love must be personal (not idea-driven) and unpossessive, in order to increase and lead ultimately to happiness.
33. This I Believe
Joe McNeil describes his beliefs in a God who created and watches over the universe, and in the power of preparing youth to impact their communities in tangible ways, no matter how seemingly small or insignificant.
34. This I Believe
Milton Katz describes how his experiences in another culture caused him to question the universal nature of his own values, but his reaction to world powers such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union led him to conclude that his values of freedom and justice and charity were true, after all.
35. This I Believe
Hadley Cantrell describes the differences between knowledge, beliefs, and emotions, and states his belief that human beings are essentially the same in their needs and aspirations, and that satisfaction comes through high quality work motivated by love.
36. This I Believe
Wallace Stegner describes his suspicions of "passionate faith" because of the religious intolerance it creates, and recounts his beliefs in virtues such as kindness and courage, and his belief that although consciences are developed differently, based on one's birthplace, nevertheless, people across the world share many values.
37. This I Believe
Richard Tucker describes his belief in honesty and keeping one's word, and recounts how he strives to teach his son that even so-called "white lies" still hurt the teller of the lie.
38. This I Believe
Margaret Runbeck describes her trip to India to combat illiteracy, and her belief that there is a spiritual revival underway, as people realize that rational intelligence alone cannot prevent "global suicide."
39. This I Believe
Freya Stark talks about her belief in immortality and the afterlife and how this view of eternity affects her perspective and gives her and affinity for sincerity and truth.
40. This I Believe
Richard Potter discusses his closes with nature as a child and his belief that there is much to be gained from living close to nature and more children must be raised with an awareness of nature.