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    Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees depend on hospitality in Turkey; artists picture Mary the mother of Jesus; a church invites the community to a Messiah sing-along. More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “I put myself into their place. I would be in the same situation. I would be the one who escaped from the war, from this conflict, and they came here and you know Turkish hospitality,” says Savas Metin, general secretary of the Turkish nongovernmental aid organization called Kimse Yok Mu. “They came to our country, and it is our duty to help them.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “A couple of years ago the responses we saw from local communities hosting Syrian refugees—not the government, but just your average person—very impressive,” says Daryl Grisgraber, senior advocate at Refugees International. “But four years on that can only be kept up for so long.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “The ways of presenting Mary in art change as society evolves,” says exhibition curator Timothy Verdun, and the human intimacy on display in the images, he adds, “convey to people that God gave such enormous value to every aspect of human life that he chose to share it.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “I’ve been singing the Messiah for a long time, so it’s very familiar music to me. We do our rehearsals, and we also then reflect ourselves individually about what the music means to us,” says Kenneth E. Chadwick, a member of the Fairlington United Methodist Church choir. “The singing is an important part of my experience of my faith.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “We need to grow in understanding. We haven’t listened to the young people, churches included, and so when I say “listen” I really mean listen to the stories of the young people,” says Lisa Sharon Harper of the Christian social action group Sojourners, “because they are ones bearing the brunt of most of the crisis we’re experiencing.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

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    “We lived our life feeling comfortable, in a way, with conflict. It was always there, so maybe we don’t know how it is to live without it,” says Paula Gaviria of the Colombia Victims’ Unit for Attention and Reparation. “Only people who have suffered conflict, like victims, are the ones that really know that peace needs to be made.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

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    Sacred journeys, says author Bruce Feiler, are “this experience of trying to get closer to God. There is so much noise in our lives; sometimes in order to hear you have to step away from that ordinary life and open yourself to the extraordinary.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

  • Bruce-Feiler-Extended-Interview-FEAT

    Watch more of our conversation with Bruce Feiler on his journey to Lourdes with wounded warriors, on pilgrimage as movement, and on the power of pilgrimage as “a walk that has been ground into the stones, the dirt, the path.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments