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Rabbi Mark Borovitz Extended Interview

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"What have I done this year? Am I facing God? Am I facing myself?...T'Shuvah says each day we can improve one grain of sand. We just don’t have to be perfect.” Continue


Missing Migrant Project

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Finding out for the families of the missing what happened to border crossers who disappeared is "the sacred baseline” for her work," says anthropologist Robin Reineke, cofounder of the Missing Migrant Project at the Colibri Center for Human Rights in Tucson, Arizona. "Care of the dead is such a key part of the Catholic faith." Continue


Combating ISIS

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Haris Tarin, Washington office director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, discusses the US response to ISIS and the efforts of American Muslims to respond to potential future threats. Continue


Boston's Lessons for Ferguson

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As the leaders of Ferguson, Missouri start addressing the lessons of their community’s violence, the experience of other cities may be helpful. When there was violent unrest in Boston, members of the clergy learned to work both with the police and with potentially violent youth. They achieved much-publicized changes, but they also may have claimed success too soon. Continue


US Muslim Leaders United Against ISIS

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US Muslim leaders joined together to denounce extremism and terrorism. The brutality of the ISIS militant group “has no basis in the teachings of Islam,” says Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America. Continue


Stone Circles

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Chris "Comes with Clouds" White, of Cherokee descent, discovered a pre-historic stone circle near his home that carries a significant spiritual meaning for him. "We’re born, we have a youth, we get old, we die, but we believe that there’s something beyond that where our ancestors are, so that’s a circle." Continue


Casablanca Calling

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Global Voices
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In Morocco, women are being employed as religious leaders — called Morchidat— for the first time, offering advice and guidance in mosques, schools, prisons, and orphanages. Casablanca Calling follows three of these exceptional women as they try to change people’s perceptions of the true teachings of Islam, as well as change their country in a quiet social revolution. Continue


Probation for Profit

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"These are folks that in many cases couldn’t pay like a two hundred dollar fine or ticket. They’re put on probation. They have to pay interest on what they owe, and they have to pay that company for the privilege of being supervised by them," says Caroline Issacs, Arizona program director of the American Friends Service Committee. "It’s like a payday loan they end up paying ten times over." Continue


Beit Teshuvah

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"T’Shuvah is repentance, return, and new response. T’Shuvah is change," explains Rabbi Mark Borovitz of Beit T’Shuvah, the House of Return, in Los Angeles and author of the memoir The Holy Thief. "T’Shuvah says that change is possible, and change is mandatory." Continue


TTC Extra: Malala Yousafzai Shooters Arrested

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To The Contrary
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The Pakistani army has apprehended ten members of the Taliban who are accused of shooting Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who campaigned for the girls' access to education. PANEL: Independent Women’s Forum’s Sabrina Schaeffer, Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy Continue


Christian Concerns of Religious Persecution in Middle East

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Religious freedom activists are raising new concerns about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “It is nothing less than ethnic cleansing, and we cannot continue to be silent,” says Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Continue


The World Before Her: Extended

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The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. Continue


Heroin and the Faith Community

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Reverend Toby Larson of Celebration Anglican Church felt like he failed as a pastor when a young man from his congregation suddenly died of a heroin overdose. "Unfortunately, we’re pretty good at pastoring families that have lost people. We’re pretty good at burying people. We’re pretty lousy ten years earlier when problems started," he says. Continue


Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Extended Interview

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"The Rebbe was as profoundly a religious and spiritual figure as you can imagine. He was of course scrupulous in his observance of Jewish law. He prayed with a sense of tremendous profundity, and you actually felt, when you were dealing with him, that you were with a person who was suffused with a God-consciousness." Continue


After Tiller: Filmmaker Interview

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Filmmakers Lana Wilson and Martha Shane discuss the making of their film After Tiller. Continue


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