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    “All of nature spoke to Francis,” says Fr James Gardiner of the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. “The more we learn to reverence all of creation, we might learn to reverence and cherish one another better… I think Francis would approve.” More

    October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    A new State Department office believes the US ignores the global impact of religion at its peril; In the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico “there is a better way to help the homeless than criminalizing them;” At the experimental Lab/Shul in … More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “One of the things we discovered very early on in our existence is there was pent up demand both in the United States, but also globally, for various religious actors and communities to come and engage with the State Department, to learn about our foreign policy,” says Shaun Casey, US Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs. More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “There’s a lot of dislike for us. We’re just worthless creatures who really shouldn’t be alive,” says John, a homeless man in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So the city started a program called There’s a Better Way, to employ homeless men and women, pay them, and connect them to local services they didn’t know were available. More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We are igniting our lives as humans,” says Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, “using the Jewish toolbox to make what we inherited work for today.” Rabbi Lau-Lavie leads New York City’s Lab/Shul in preparations for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “There’s something about the shofar that is like the chatter of children. It’s the crying of babies. It’s the mother giving birth. It’s the grief wailing. It is a human, primitive voice.” Watch excerpts from our interview with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie about the sound of the shofar and the meaning of “teshuvah” during the Jewish High Holy Days. More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    A new national museum explore the role religion has played in the African-American experience and the making of America; a nonprofit in San Diego improves the lives of the poor in nearby Tijuana by building sturdy new homes for them; and … More

    September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “There is no way you can talk about, discuss or even acknowledge the contribution of African-American history without acknowledging the very real presence and power of faith as a part of that history,” says Rex Ellis, associate director of curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. More

    September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Not only are the people here benefiting and becoming stronger communities, but the [volunteers] from the states are learning about the people here. They’re learning about each other, and it’s very uplifting,” says Paula Claussen, founder and president of Project Mercy, a nonprofit that replaces the shanties and lean-tos of poor residents in Tijuana with real homes. More

    September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “It is considered the time in the prayer service where we are most open spiritually, and we’re really ready to talk to God,” says Rabbi Shira Stutman, senior rabbi at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

    September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments