Religion lies at the heart of some of the most hotly debated issues today. There is a deep divide in this country along religious lines, perpetuated by extremism and a lack of understanding. On Thursday's episode of "Steve Harvey" (2/4), Steve dedicates the entire hour to having an open and honest discussion about religion, in hopes of narrowing the gap between knowledge and fear. "Steve Harvey" airs weekdays. Check local listings or go to http://www.steveharveytv.com/ for time and channel.
Steve kicks off the hour with a panel of religions leaders including FATHER KEN DEASY (Catholic Priest), LINDA SARSOUR (Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York), RABBI SHMULEY (American Orthodox Rabbi) and PASTOR PAULA WHITE (International Evangelist), to help the audience better understand the state of the world we live in and help us all choose faith over fear.
Then, Steve welcomes AMY BEEBE, a young Christian woman who admits she's afraid of the Muslims around her, not out of hate, but rather from fear and misunderstanding. In an experiment meant to teach her more about the Muslim faith, Amy will spend the day with FAIZA RUMMUNY, a first generation Muslim American, visiting her Mosque and having a traditional dinner with Faiza's family. Will the experiment give Amy a better understanding of the Muslim faith and ease her mind about her fears?
Plus, Steve welcomes KENTANYA CRAION, who survived a mass shooting by a religious zealot at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, just a few short months ago. She was at the clinic with her boyfriend KE'ARRE STEWART, for a first check-upafter discovering that she was newly pregnant. Unfortunately, Ke'Arre did not survive the incident.
Tune-in as Kentanya bravely shares her story and discusses how the incident has changed her own views on religion and God. And a woman who lost her grandfather in a racially charged church shooting last year in Charleston, SC joins Steve to explain how she's managed to turn that tragedy into something positive. ALANA SIMMONS started a social media campaign in her grandfather's memory, encouraging people to perform random acts of love with the hashtag, #HateWontWin.