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Jim and Jill Kelly

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to a record four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s. But off the field, he and his wife Jill have faced some tough challenges, including a terminally ill son, marital problems and Jim’s cancer. They say their evangelical faith has given them the strength to persevere. Continue


Who Is My Neighbor

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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In Minneapolis, dozens of retired engineers and other volunteers at Compatible Technology International are making water purifiers, threshers, grain tools, and other inventions designed to improve the lives of farmers in small villages around the world. They see it as being good neighbors in a global community. Continue


Abdu’l Karim Ewing-Boyd Extended Interview

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Watch more of our interview about the nineteen-day period of fasting leading up to the Baha'i new year with Abdu’l Karim Ewing-Boyd. Continue


Average Mohamed

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Radical Islamic groups are using high-quality videos to recruit young Muslims in the US and Europe to join their fight. Now, a Somali Muslim immigrant in Minnesota is fighting back with his own videos—an animated series called "Average Mohamed" that counters extremist ideas about Islam. Continue


Syrian Refugees in Turkey; Millennials and Religion

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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The humanitarian crisis mounts as hundreds of thousands of refugees flee war in Syria (Originally aired December 19, 2014); people under the age of 30 leave behind traditional religious affiliations but not necessarily religious beliefs (Originally aired November 7, 2014) Continue


Recruiting Radical Muslims; B Corp Business Ethics

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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The growing appeal of ISIS and other extremist groups in the West (Originally aired November 21, 2014); for-profit companies that try to solve social and environmental problems (Originally aired October 31, 2014); and the gospel music and spiritual journey of The Blind Boys of Alabama. (Originally aired December 20, 2013) Continue


Unity Between Muslims of All Races

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American Experience
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Malcolm X talks about his experience on a pilgrimage to Mecca, comparing white Muslims to white Americans, and suggesting that studying Islam might help white men to think of all races as human. Continue


Muslim Initiatives Against Extremism; India's Sacred Cows

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US Muslims pursue programs to counter extremist recruiting; the age-old Hindu reverence for cows in modern India; and Orthodox Jewish women take more of a leading role in Purim festivities. Continue


The Jewish Journey: America

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PBS Specials
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Trace Jewish immigration to the U.S. through the centuries. Top scholars, notable writers and immigrants themselves share stories of those who made a leap of faith to escape persecution or pursue opportunity. Continue


Jim and Jill Kelly

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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The Hall of Fame quarterback and his wife say faith gave them strength to persevere through cancer and their son's death. Continue


Selma March 50th Anniversary; Average Mohamed

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Fifty years ago, the civil rights struggle in Alabama culminated in a march from Selma to Montgomery; a Minneapolis man is challenging the violent message of Islamic extremists with an animated cartoon series; and Baha'is observe nineteen days of fasting leading up to the new year. Continue


"Memory of the Camps" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
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A landmark historical film discovered by FRONTLINE in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock’s lost Holocaust film.” First broadcast by the series in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps, and draws on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago. Continue


Baha'i Nineteen-Day Fast

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Baha’is prepare spiritually for their new year with a 19-day fast. The Baha’i faith began in Persia, now Iran, in the 19th century. There are up to 5 million Baha’is now around the world, preaching the unity of all people. We visited a school administrator in Washington, D.C., `Abdu’l Karim Ewing-Boyd, as he and his family prepared to break the fast. Continue


Marilynne Robinson Reading from "Gilead"

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Writer Marilynne Robinson’s 2004 novel "Gilead" is about the Reverend John Ames, a Congregational minister in Iowa who in 1956 begins writing a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Watch Robinson read from the final pages of "Gilead." Continue


Selma Civil Rights March 50th Anniversary

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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The violence that took place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in March 1965 shocked the nation and rallied religious leaders and faith communities to immerse themselves in the movement for freedom and equality Continue


Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

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NOVA
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How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes? Continue


White House Summit on Countering Religious Extremism

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Watch our conversation with Haris Tarin, director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, about the White House summit on countering violent extremism. Continue


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