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    “What we were looking for is an organ that sings, an organ that has a warm, mellow sound that accompanies singing,” says Rev. William Bradley Roberts, professor of church music and director of chapel music at Virginia Theological Seminary. More

    December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    Religious leaders are taking a stand against anti-Islam rhetoric and discrimination directed at Muslims; a Princeton ethicist and philosopher says living a fully ethical life means doing the most good we can; and menorahs, dreidels, latkes, and boat parades “spread the miracle” of Hanukkah to residents of San Antonio, Texas More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “I would caution us against thinking that being against one group isn’t going to spill over and hurt many more people,” says Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim-American scholar and director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. More

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    “If we look back in our families, we find that we’re all immigrants. Whoever they were, they were the stranger, they were the people who were looked upon as foreigners. For us to turn over and suddenly be prejudiced against some newcomers, this is denying our own heritage.” More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “With charity people don’t ask, do I get better value for my money by giving to this charity rather than that one? That aspect of market thinking, that I want value for money, is something the effective altruism movement is trying to bring into philanthropy.” More

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    “When people stand together and see the menorah being lit, we’re hoping to inspire them to a greater level of commitment and dedication to their own faith and tradition.” More

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    “We’ll find as many opportunities as we can to light the menorah because, after all, it’s about bringing as much light as we can into our world.” More

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    Scientists and policymakers discuss guidelines for manipulating human genes; the Supreme Court revisits the issue of diversity in college admissions policies; and faith gives the retired NFL star and his wife the strength to cope with cancer and death More

    December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    A promising new medical technique known as gene editing—deleting, inserting, or replacing genes in human cells—has the potential to cure many genetic diseases. But ethicist Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society is concerned about the safety of the technology, the ethical questions it raises, the unintended consequences that may be passed on to future generations, and the possibility of wealthy parents genetically enhancing their children regardless of medical necessity. More

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  • Racial diversity is only “one factor among many” in admissions decisions, according to the University of Texas vice president for diversity. But if the Supreme Court decides to abandon racial preferences, what will become of the pursuit of racial justice in education? More

    December 4, 2015 | Comments (1)