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    Once staunchly Polish Catholic, this community outside Detroit is now the only US city with a Muslim-majority city council; Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry is passing on his family’s farming legacy in partnership with a small Dominican college. More

    February 5, 2016 | Comments

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    “America is the greatest country in the world because of its great Constitution,” says Hamtramck city councilman Saad Almasmari. “I’m an American. My rule is going to be the US Constitution and the state and the city law.” More

    February 5, 2016 | Comments

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    Farming is often about homecoming, explains Mary Berry, executive director of the Berry Center. “It doesn’t mean [farmers] have to go to the place they were born,” she says. “The concept of homecoming is simply to take root some place and care about a place, not just for a short amount of time, but forever.” More

    February 4, 2016 | Comments

  • FEAT-Full-Ep

    A lawsuit alleges that some private yeshivas run by Hasidic Jewish sects are not complying with New York state law by not teaching English, math, and science; an activist, pastor, and preacher says white and black churches must cross the bridge to a new America now; and a church in Baltimore runs a boxing gym as part of its ministry and neighborhood outreach. More

    January 29, 2016 | Comments

  • FEAT-Official

    “I am a father of three children, and my concern today is that they should get a proper education, as all children are entitled to, in order to succeed in whatever they want to do when they get older,” says Yoel Falkowitz, a Hasidic Jew. More

    January 29, 2016 | Comments

  • FEAT-Wallis

    “America’s original sin—it isn’t just slavery,” says author, activist, and Sojourners editor Jim Wallis. “It’s the kind of racism we created to justify the use of black people as chattel and property to build this nation, to say from the beginning that black lives matter less than white lives, and that sin is still with us.” More

    January 29, 2016 | Comments

  • FINALL

    “American exceptionalism, which I’ve been critical of for years, could be made true if we become a majority of minorities who learn to live together justly, and fairly, and respectfully,” says author and activist Jim Wallis.
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    January 29, 2016 | Comments

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    “In life there is so much temptation,” says boxing coach Mike Mosley. “There’s so much bad out there that it’s hard to know that you’re doing the right thing. I know 100 percent of the time when I’m in the gym is the right thing, and there’s a freedom in that.” More

    January 29, 2016 | Comments

  • 01

    Millions now turn to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to participate digitally in group grieving; recent religious violence traces back to an age-old controversy over the sacredness of cows in Hinduism; and an annual event encourages non-Muslim women to try wearing the headscarf for a day. More

    January 22, 2016 | Comments

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    “Cyberspace just gives us a new place to grieve, a new place to create rituals, a new place to memorialize the death of someone we care about,” says Carla Sofka, professor of social work at Siena College and co-editor of a book on death and grief in an online universe. More

    January 21, 2016 | Comments