• 1807-program-final-FEAT

    Ethical considerations and a threatening epidemic; churches ministering to and thinking theologically about transgender individuals; a Lutheran minister who feeds the hungry from a food truck church. More

    October 17, 2014 | Comments

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    “We should be thinking about how we can more vigorously and effectively help the people of West Africa and how we can protect health care workers in the United States. We can afford to do both quite well,” says bioethicist George Annas. More

    October 17, 2014 | Comments

  • transgenders-and-theology-FEAT

    “What’s wrong with us that we don’t have space for folks to transcend and expand our understanding of what it can be to be female and what it can be to be male?” asks Rev. Emily McGinley of the Urban Village Church in Chicago. Her ministry reaches out to and welcomes transgender people, whom she says pose complex theological questions for faith communities. More

    October 17, 2014 | Comments

  • Food-Truck-Pastor-FEAT

    “I love the Lutheran tradition, the Lutheran theology, the message of grace,” says Rev. Margaret Kelly, a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her food-truck church offers meals, prayer services, and a feeling of community to the hungry and homeless. More

    October 17, 2014 | Comments

  • 1806-program-v1-FEAT

    Religious leaders support transitional housing for the homeless; a violinist finds the divine order in the world through music; and the meaning and practices behind a Jewish harvest festival. More

    October 10, 2014 | Comments

  • Tiny-Houses-final2-FEAT

    “If we don’t in some concrete way help people to have a decent life here on earth, we are not fulfilling the gospel. It’s that simple,” say Pastor Dan Bryant, senior minister of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Eugene, Oregon, and president of the board of Opportunity Village. More

    October 10, 2014 | Comments

  • Joshua-Bell-final-FEAT

    “Music has been, in a sense, my religion, and it is what brings me closest to God or truth or whatever you want to call it.” More

    October 10, 2014 | Comments

  • Sukkot-FEAT2

    Yom Kippur “was thinking, sitting, and praying,” says Rabbi James Michaels of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. “Sukkot is just the opposite.” It is, he observes, “something that really gives us a very nice feeling of being alive.” More

    October 10, 2014 | Comments

  • 1805-program-FEAT

    The Catholic Church debates the pastoral challenges of family life; an American Muslim convict argues for the religious freedom to grow a beard; the humanitarianism of Doctors Without Borders dedicates itself to medical care and bearing witness. More

    October 3, 2014 | Comments

  • Family-Synod-FEAT

    We set the stage for the October 5 opening of the Vatican’s two-week discussion and debate, called by Pope Francis, on the church and the pastoral challenges of contemporary family life, including topics such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, annulments, and cohabitation. More

    October 3, 2014 | Comments