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    Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council on terrorism, religion, and violent extremism; more of our conversation with the former chief rabbi of the UK; and churches talk theology and worship with beer on tap More

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out,” says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington office. He also said President Obama’s remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. “He talked about the fact that Islam is not the problem. It’s terrorism that’s a human problem.” More

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “Religion and science are two quite different things and we need them both. Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean.” More

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    Rev. Phillip Heinze says when he realized that for some people the most difficult thing is walking through the doors of a church, he decided to “try a new church in a place that’s not so scary.” More

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    A United Methodist church in Brooklyn offers an award for the best explanation of why the U.S. economy is doing so poorly; Britain’s former chief rabbi leads a global effort against religious extremism and violence; and Tibetan Buddhists make their spiritual preparations for the new year, the Year of the Sheep. More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “To me, the idea of a church offering an economic well-being award makes perfect sense,” says Bay Ridge United Methodist Church pastor Robert Emerick. The idea of offering a prize for the best explanation about why the economy is doing so poorly compared to a generation ago started when Rev. Emerick felt overwhelmed by the competing claims of politicians during the recent mid-term elections. “It seemed to me as a Christian minister that I needed to know whether the claims were true or false,” he says. More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “There’s no quick fix here. You don’t suddenly turn radicals into moderates. You have to educate a generation.” More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “We have to go back to the 17th century and ask what healed all that harm? And of course the simple answer is that what wins wars is weapons but what wins peace is ideas.” More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    Sharing a special meal and performing rituals of spiritual cleansing help Tibetan Buddhists get ready for the upcoming new year. More

    February 13, 2015 | Comments

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    A conversation about the US measles outbreak; parents who refuse to vaccinate their children based on personal beliefs; and an organization called Final Salute that meets the needs of homeless women veterans and their children. More

    February 6, 2015 | Comments