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    “The coming generation must know that there was a Jewish community here,” says Professor C. Karmachandran, who heads a local historic committee struggling to preserve Jewish heritage along India’s Malabar Coast. “One of the most important criticisms that India faces at present is religious intolerance, and this is a lesson of tolerance.” More

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    Religious arbitration is replacing settlement of disputes in courts of law; Christian filmmakers have growing success with low-budget, big-screen features marketed through churches; and on Yom HaShoah visitors to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum recite the names of those who … More

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    “At its best, religious arbitration is an opportunity for two parties who have shared religious values to resolve those disputes in accordance with their religious values,” says Pepperdine University Law School professor and rabbi  Michael Helfand. More

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    “I get stopped all the time because of the faith-based movies. People say please make more. They would come up to me and say we love this. We want more. Please tell Hollywood to make more like this,” says actor Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the hit film “God’s Not Dead.” More

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    “Reading the names makes me feel like I could continue their memories, since there are not many people left to even remember them, no place to visit their remains.” More

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    “If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the twentieth century,” says Georgetown University professor Chester Gillis, Daniel Berrigan “would be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton.” His activism, adds Gillis, is “rooted in prayer. It is done out of the commitment to the Gospel. That differentiates it from all the other secular movements” Daniel Berrigan, SJ died on April 30, 2016. He was 94 years old. More

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    For Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, we recall the life and disappearance of the man who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. His biographer, Ingrid Carlberg, says “he was the kind of person who preferred to act rather than letting time pass by in endless political discussions.” More

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    Christians and Muslims share a meal together in an effort to overcome hate speech; scientists and theologians ponder the meaning of life on other planets; and a survivor shares her life story with a group of young Jewish girls.
     
     

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    “Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More

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    “The usual notion is that Christianity would have a special problem dealing with intelligence out there, because it would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that’s very threatening, because somehow we won’t be as special as we have been,” says astronomer and former NASA historian Steven Dick. More

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