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    In South Carolina, a symbol of racial hatred and violence has been removed, but deep divisions remain, says Howard School of Divinity theology professor Harold Dean Trulear; First Corinthian Baptist Church, a historic African-American congregation in Harlem, is becoming more racially diverse; and volunteer doctors travel on a converted airplane to developing nations to perform low-cost eye surgeries and to teach other doctors to do the same. More

    July 10, 2015 | Comments

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    The Supreme Court’s decision upholding same-sex marriage sharply divided communities of faith; a veteran community developer and urban activist advocates models of charity that let the poor thrive; and a new medical technology allows scientists to repair and replace defective genes in order to treat genetic diseases, but ethicists are concerned about the risks of gene alteration for future generations. More

    July 2, 2015 | Comments

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    The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare and recognizes same-sex marriages nationwide; philosopher Nancy Sherman says combat veterans are coming home from our recent wars with deep moral injuries as well as physical wounds; and while the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responds openly to contentious issues in its history, many Mormons continue to have doubts about the Mormon past and to leave the church behind. More

    June 26, 2015 | Comments

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    In south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable communities affected by climate change; and we look back at the legacy of liberation theology, a movement begun in Latin America that sided with the poor and oppressed over the rich and powerful. More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    A law that provides the poor with free access to contraceptives in the Philippines is at the center of a national debate about Catholic Church teaching, sexuality, and poverty; a community of Benedictine nuns in Colorado live a life of prayer and work on a 300-acre cattle ranch; and Muslim hip-hop group Native Deen describes what it’s like to observe Ramadan when they’re far away from home. More

    June 12, 2015 | Comments

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    The growing number of Latino converts to Islam face challenges inside and outside their communities; West Virginia state senator John Unger is a legislator and the pastor of three mainline Protestant churches of different denominations; and a Buddhist ritual held in New York City honors people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace. More

    June 5, 2015 | Comments

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    Medical technology allows premature and critically ill newborns to survive, but it also confronts parents and doctors with difficult bioethical decisions; seminary students face uncertain job futures at churches; and new archaeological discoveries at the Jordan River have renewed interest in a pilgrimage site revered by Muslims, Jews, and Christians. More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments

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    Nearly one month after Nepal was rocked by the first of two earthquakes, humanitarian and faith-based groups face major challenges; a boy’s prep school led by Benedictine monks emphasizes responsibility, community, and the Rule of St. Benedict; and the nonprofit organization Final Salute meets the needs of homeless women veterans and their children. More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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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 More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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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. More

    May 8, 2015 | Comments

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