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    “So much of spirituality is about sanding ourselves down, smoothing ourselves out so that we’re nice and shiny. But the fact is the jagged edges of our humanity are what actually connect us to God and to one another,” says Nadia Bolz-Weber, the tattooed founding pastor of The House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver. More

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    Read an excerpt from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber. More

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    The state of interfaith relations 15 years after 9/11; Uganda’s welcoming yet imperfect hospitality to aliens and migrants; and a simulated pilgrimage that teaches Muslim children about the rituals of the hajj.
     
     
     

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    “You can be deeply embedded and enriched by a religious community and still be excited about collaborating with people who are of a different faith community,” says Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, co-leader of New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. More

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    “Around the world humanitarian financing is at the breaking point. Humanitarian appeals for South Sudanese and Burundian refugees in Uganda are severely underfunded,” says Charles Yaxley, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Uganda. “That leaves real gaps in our humanitarian response.” More

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    At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka’ba as part of a mock hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca. More

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    This Benedictine monastic community has had a chart-topping album but now it faces repairs to damage from Italy’s earthquake; Americans are increasingly dependent on their digital devices; and the ushers at Hemingway Memorial AME Church in Maryland serve a divine purpose More

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    “When a monk gives his life to God, he has to express that in a physical way, not just an intellectual way, and singing involves the whole body and the mind and the soul, and so it’s a wonderful way of keeping this relationship between God and the monk,” says Father Cassian, prior of the Benedictine monastic community in Norcia, Italy that was damaged extensively in Central Italy’s recent earthquake. More

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    “We’re at a moment where we’ve adopted a new technology,” says MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle. “We’ve been vulnerable to its seduction, and we’re also ready to say this has led us not to a good place in terms of how it’s affected our relationships. It’s time for a change.” More

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    “I am an usher because God has given me that talent, and he also has given me a blessing to be a blessing to others,” says Charles J. Brown. a senior usher at the Hemingway Memorial AME Church in District Heights, Maryland. More

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