• 1804-program-v2-FEAT

    A historic Protestant church in New York City calls its first female senior pastor; two spiritual leaders celebrate opportunities for grateful living. More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Amy-Butler-FEAT

    “There are several prominent pulpits in which women are now coming into those jobs, and it’s an indication society is shifting in many different ways,” says the Reverend Amy Butler, first female senior pastor of the Riverside Church in Manhattan. “Women are increasingly moving into leadership roles in other parts of our society, and it’s time for that to happen in the church.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “We are at the point in institutional church where we don’t know what the future is going to look like. I hope at the Riverside Church we can create a community of people who allow for innovation and for exploration.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Diana-Butler-Bass-Ext-FEAT3

    “The three pulpits that are historically important in mainline Protestantism have women senior pastors now is a very big deal,” observes scholar and author Diana Butler Bass. “It is hard to imagine as recently as even 20 years ago that women would have achieved that level of leadership. It signals a change in American Protestantism.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Grateful-Living-FEAT2

    “Gratefulness happens to you. Two things have to come together: something has to be valuable to you, and you have to become aware that it’s given to you,” says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. “Then spontaneously in everybody’s heart, gratefulness arises.” More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Climate-March-FEAT2

    “This is an issue about protecting the incredible gift of life God has given us,” says Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith, which led an interfaith delegation at the People’s Climate March in New York. More

    September 25, 2014 | Comments

  • 1803-program-FEAT

    Forensics help loved ones find the remains of missing desert border crossers; what Jesus looked like; reflection and repentance permeate the Jewish High Holidays. More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Missing-Migrant-Project-FEAT

    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.” More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of “The Color of Christ.” “If God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Beit-Teshuvah-feat

    “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.” More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments