Guest: Jill Carroll, Scholar, Writer, Author, World Religions Speaker. Jill Carroll PhD. is the author of numerous articles and four books. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, and has been interviewed by The New York Times, PBS, and Good Morning America. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University, where she also directed the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance until June 2009. She is a recognized expert on issues of religious tolerance, philosophy of religion, American religion, and religion in public life. Her areas of specialty include: the role of religion in world politics, comparative world religions, trends in American religion, the impact of religious diversity in global business, and applied life philosophy. On Living Smart she will discuss the current issues of religious tolerance in our country and the progress we have and may need to make as a nation to thrive in a pluralistic and democratic society.