• Christians-Against-ISIS-FEAT

    Religious freedom activists are raising new concerns about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “It is nothing less than ethnic cleansing, and we cannot continue to be silent,” says Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. More

    September 11, 2014 | Comments

  • 1801-program-FEAT2

    An evangelical leader seeks to break the “code of silence” about heroin in the church; Rais Bhuiyan teaches others to forgive after forgiving a man for trying to kill him. More

    September 5, 2014 | Comments

  • Heroin-Epidemic-FEAT

    Reverend Toby Larson of Celebration Anglican Church felt like he failed as a pastor when a young man from his congregation suddenly died of a heroin overdose. “Unfortunately, we’re pretty good at pastoring families that have lost people. We’re pretty good at burying people. We’re pretty lousy ten years earlier when problems started,” he says. More

    September 5, 2014 | Comments

  • Michael-Boticelli-Extended-Interview-FEAT2

    “Faith and faith leaders really play a pivotal role in not only preventing drug use, but supporting people with addiction in their recovery, in the process of really healing themselves from a tremendously stigmatized disease.” More

    September 5, 2014 | Comments

  • 3798_World-Without-Hate-FEAT

    Days after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the head by Mark Stroman in a hate crime targeted at Arabs. Bhuiyan survived the attack, and Stroman was sentenced to death, but Bhuiyan felt compelled to not let the story end there. “I realize that I need to forgive him in public and do something to save the life,” says Bhuiyan, “because I strongly believed that if Mark Stroman was given the chance, the opportunity which I had in my childhood, he would have become a different person. More

    September 5, 2014 | Comments

  • 1752-program-FEAT

    The ethics of charging the poor to stay out of jail; remembering Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson; the empathetic ministry of dogs who comfort the suffering. More

    August 29, 2014 | Comments

  • Probation-for-Profit-v2-FEAT

    “These are folks that in many cases couldn’t pay like a two hundred dollar fine or ticket. They’re put on probation. They have to pay interest on what they owe, and they have to pay that company for the privilege of being supervised by them,” says Caroline Issacs, Arizona program director of the American Friends Service Committee. “It’s like a payday loan they end up paying ten times over, and these are people that are poor to begin with.” More

    August 29, 2014 | Comments

  • Rabbi-Legacy-v1-FEAT

    “He was a master teacher,” says Rabbi Chaim Schochet, recalling the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—who led the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch movement until his death 20 years ago. Rabbi Schochet directs Jewish Summer Fellowship, a program of intensive training in sacred texts and mystical teachings for Jewish college students. More

    August 29, 2014 | Comments

  • Rabbi-Jospeh-Telushkin-Extended-Interview-FEAT

    “The Rebbe was as profoundly a religious and spiritual figure as you can imagine. He was of course scrupulous in his observance of Jewish law. He prayed with a sense of tremendous profundity, and you actually felt, when you were dealing with him, that you were with a person who was suffused with a God-consciousness.” More

    August 29, 2014 | Comments

  • big-comfort-dogs

    Dogs, says Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities, are “a very gifted part of God’s creation.” In disaster situations they sense when someone is hurting, and together with their handlers they minister compassionately to the needs of victims. More

    August 29, 2014 | Comments