Beginning in 1951, radio pioneer Edward R. Murrow asked Americans from all walks of life to write essays about their most fundamental and closely held beliefs. NPR picked it up later and produced it for another four years, with Jay Allison as curator.
On Sunday, August 11, we’ll each have an opportunity to speak to the others about what we believe. Your essay can be up to five minutes long; no signup necessary. If you just want to speak extemporaneously, that’s OK, too.
Listen to the final essay on NPR’s “This I Believe,” by writer Luis Urrea on paying attention to the world around him. His belief is that “Life is an act of literary creation.” Or scroll through the archive to listen to more: This I Believe Archive