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Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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In Newark, New Jersey, a city struggling with poverty, crime, and low academic performance, a school for boys led by Benedictine monks has helped 95 percent of its senior class go on to college by emphasizing personal responsibility, Christian community, and the Rule of St. Benedict. Continue


Wayne Meisel; Kairos Prison Ministry; Shavuot

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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A Presbyterian minister encourages seminary students to pursue service and social justice work; volunteers for a nondenominational Christian ministry work to transform the lives of inmates in hundreds of prisons; and an ancient Jewish festival celebrates receiving the Torah with all-night study. Continue


Anti-Muslim Sentiments in North Carolina

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Three North Carolina universities—Duke, Wake Forest, and UNC-Chapel Hill—have experienced sharp divisions and increased tensions over Islamic teachings and the role of Islam in the US. For Muslims in those communities, there are signs of growing anti-Muslim hostility which in some cases has moved beyond angry rhetoric to actual violence, such as in the recent murder of three Muslim students. Continue


Mark Burnett on the Cradle of Christianity Fund

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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After hearing reports of Christian and other minority religious communities in Iraq and Syria being targeted by ISIS, reality TV producer Mark Burnett, who recently produced the NBC series "A.D. The Bible Continues," and his wife, actress Roma Downey, launched "The Cradle of Christianity Fund” to assist refugees fleeing violence, and they donated the first million dollars. Continue


Sneaking Back In at the Border

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Limited Partnership, Australian Tony Sullivan describes the tense few moments during which he illegally re-entered the United States via Mexico, along with his partner Richard, with the help of a friend. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Limited Partnership

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Independent Lens
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Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. Continue


Making Peace in Baltimore; Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Episcopal Bishop of Maryland Eugene Sutton discusses the moral voice of churches in response to Baltimore's problems of race, poverty, and violence; the Supreme Court hears lawyers argue a case that could make same-sex marriage legal in every state; and Jewish converts talk about both the fulfillment and the challenges they have found in their new faith. Continue


Making Peace in Baltimore

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Episcopal Bishop of Maryland Eugene Sutton discusses the moral voice of churches in response to Baltimore's problems of race, poverty, and violence. Continue


Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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It’s nearly a month since Nepal was rocked by the first of two earthquakes, and humanitarian and faith-based groups like World Vision continue to be faced with major challenges, including severely damaged infrastructure, cold temperatures, and the possibility of disease, flooding, and even more earthquakes. Continue


Anti-Muslim Sentiments; Yale Institute of Sacred Music

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Three North Carolina universities have experienced growing hostility and violence toward Muslims; students and instructors at Yale Institute of Sacred Music speak artistically and spiritually about the power of experiencing religious music; and reality TV producer Mark Burnett describes a project to help refugees fleeing persecution and violence in Syria. Continue


Have Fun Now: More Mantras to Live By

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Next Avenue
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We asked what drives you, inspires you and keeps you sane. You answered. Continue


Yale Institute of Sacred Music

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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Many students who devote themselves to studying religious music and theology at the more-than-40-year-old Yale Institute of Sacred Music feel it deepens their spiritual lives and connects them to a tradition they hope to pass along and make relevant for contemporary audiences. Continue


Shocking Letter from the INS

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Limited Partnership, Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan receive a Green Card rejection letter from the INS, which bluntly informs the couple that they’ve failed to establish that “a bona fide relationship can exist” between two gay men — but deployed with a shocking slur. Continue


Evangelical Indecision

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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As the race for the White House moves forward, religion is playing a prominent role in the campaign. We look at indecision among evangelical voters about which presidential candidate to support in 2008. Continue


In the Light of Reverence: Full Film

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POV
PBS


In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. Continue


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