Malcolm Muggeridge, Editor of Punch Magazine, talks about the immutability, or changelessness, of life and imperfection of the human condition; however, he emphasizes the need to accept the imperfection and permanence and appreciate life for what it is and not what one hopes it may be one day.
Ruth Cranston describes how a period of questioning and her world travels helped her to develop a set of beliefs which she found common to all religions: the unity of life; the interdependence of humanity; and the need to love and serve others, protect the weak, and live a non-violent life.
Paul Helms describes his work with the Ford Foundation, as well as the impact his Christian upbringing has had on his beliefs, including his belief that giving 10% of his income results in tangible blessings.
Norman Cousins elaborates on the play of free will and determinism in the development of people and society and the detrimental affects fear can have on this development.
Nora Laing describes the process of how she came to believe in the immortality of the soul and in a life's purpose that extended beyond fulfilling physical needs and desires.
Chester Bowles, Ambassador to India and Nepal and former Governor of Connecticut, describes his belief that an adequate response to the threat of the nuclear age will require cooperation from all sectors of humanity, and that the issue of world poverty must be addressed. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
Pat O'Brien describes his belief in faith and prayer and the diginity of persons.
Roger Phillips, publisher of World Magazine, describes the faith and values he inherited from his family and explains the value and influence of a mate and examines the many elements that make up a persons heritage.
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."
10. This I Believe
R.Gopolakrishnan describes his awareness, upon coming to America, that the beliefs and dreams of Americans are the same as those of the people of India and that the desire for peace, liberty, brotherhood and cooperation are not limited by national borders.
11. This I Believe
Moekarto Notowidigdo, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, describes being in jail during the Indonesian push for independence, and witnessing the comraderie of prisoners from all socioeconomic statuses, which led them to sing the Indonesian National Anthem during an execution.
12. This I Believe
Uday Shankar describes his belief that his own career path was a result of God's all-powerful will, and that his talents (and those of others) are God's creative force manifest through him.
13. This I Believe
Clarence Pickett describes his experience in the Korean War during negotiations and how a meditation center highlighted the common humanity in all sides, and all people.
14. This I Believe
Dr. Subodh Chandra Roy describes how his life changed when he became blind at age seven, and states his belief that suffering can cause personal growth.
15. This I Believe
Charles Hires, Chairman of the board of the Charles E. Hires Company of Philadelphia, tells of his habit to throw himself into work and cut off relationships in response to the death of his wife and the realization that he was doing so in error and that happiness comes through helping and interacting with others.
16. This I Believe
Norman Angell describes his belief that evil will triumph over good in society unless indviduals recognize their own personal capacity for evil and strive to overcome this tendency through self-discipline.
17. This I Believe
Henry Grady describes some of his experiences as a diplomat, particularly during race riots in India between Hindus and Muslims, and explains why to live a good life with dignity one must follow the golden rule and "Love thy Neighbor as thyself." This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
18. This I Believe
G.L. Mehta describes his belief in the importance of peace of mind, attainable through humility, patience, perspective, and a sense of humor.
Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Zafrulla Khan speaks about his faith in Islam; the religious beliefs he holds; religious life he follows; and his relation ship with his God.
20. This I Believe
Lord Beveridge states his belief in "vicarious immortality" and in the value both in leaving a legacy of virtue and in following the legacy left by Christ the man.
21. Why Pain?
Howard Rusk, Professor and Department Chairman at the New York University College of Medicine, describes how the challenges of healing sick individuals drew him to practice medicine, and states his belief that suffering produces character. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
Ina Brown summarizes her four basic beliefs: to preserve one's personal integrity, to refrain from judging others, to persevere in the face of adversity, and to fulfill one's obligation to work towards a peaceful society.
23. This I Believe
Sir John Hunt describes his belief that all worthwhile achievements are accomplished with the help of inspiration and ultimately, God.