• Donor's-Gift-FEAT

    Phil Jones was told that he had an incurable bone marrow cancer, and that he was too old for the procedure that might save his life. The Moffitt Cancer Center of Florida disagreed, and a perfect donor match appeared in a naval officer who was also an ordained minister. Jones says he “felt God’s hand in the whole thing. I never doubted for a moment that I would make it.” More

    July 3, 2014 | Comments

  • Martyrdom-of-the-Bab-FEAT

    “The Martyrdom of the Báb commemorates the day when the Báb was finally taken before a firing squad in the northern Persian city of Tabriz,” says Hillary Chapman, a Baha’i educator. It’s “not a celebration, but a commemoration. But the use of the arts is very much encouraged as a way of kind of portraying the inner meaning of that day.” More

    July 3, 2014 | Comments

  • Hillary-Chapman-Ext-Int-FEAT

    “The Baha’i belief is that in this day and age one of the meanings of the Kingdom of God is that all people will join together in a common spiritual belief. It may or may not be the same religion but a common spiritual understanding, or the phrase we use in Baha’i is one common faith.” More

    July 3, 2014 | Comments

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    Updated: The ruling has been released.

    A decision from the Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby case is expected on Monday, June 30. The case challenges the reach of both the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Affordable Care Act. Can the Christian owners of a for-profit corporation claim religious exemption from providing contraceptive insurance coverage to their employees? More

    June 27, 2014 | Comments

  • BEHAVIORAL-ETHICS-FEAT

    “When people are thinking about honesty versus dishonesty,” says Dan Ariely, professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, “it’s all about being able, at the moment, to rationalize something and make yourself think this is actually okay.” More

    June 27, 2014 | Comments

  • Wild-Goose-Fest-FEAT

    “We encourage people to have conversations,” says Reverend Rosa Lee Harden, producer of the Wild Goose Festival. She finds that sometimes people “who weren’t raised in Christian families, who follow other faiths more deeply understand the message of Jesus than sometimes we do.” More

    June 27, 2014 | Comments

  • 1742-RandE-v3-FEAT

    Organizations fight human trafficking on Vietnam-China border; neglected houses of worship in Philadelphia save their historic buildings through creative partnerships. More

    June 20, 2014 | Comments

  • Vietnam-Trafficking-v1-FEAT

    Vietnamese women and children from rural villages are regularly targeted for labor and sex trafficking. They are often lured with opportunities for work in China, and then sold as wives, prostitutes, or forced labor. “We were told that if we didn’t agree to be wives, we would be sold into brothels,” says one victim who managed to escape. More

    June 20, 2014 | Comments

  • Endangered-Churches-v1-FEAT

    “It’s almost like a version of ‘This Old House’ where you look at a house that’s been in a state of deterioration and we need a lot of people and a lot of resources to come and try to help and get this house of worship back on its feet again,” says Rev. Wilbur Winborne, pastor of 19th Street Baptist Church in South Philadelphia, built in 1874. More

    June 20, 2014 | Comments