Tag: Faith

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    The director of the Presbyterian Church USA’s Public Witness, Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry speaks about the biblical meaning of neighbor and family and how that shapes the perspective of some faith communities on comprehensive immigration reform. More

    August 17, 2010 | Comments

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    “Being religious or spiritual has a very profound effect on our biology and our brain,” says neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. “It can change our brain and change ourselves over time.” More

    July 30, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more from New Orleans Roman Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Margaret Dubuisson of Catholic Charities of the New Orleans Archdiocese, and Rev. John Dee Jeffries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Chalmette, discussing the spiritual toll of the oil spill crisis for people along the Gulf Coast. More

    July 23, 2010 | Comments

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    “Every time you eat, you give expression to what you think the world ought to be,” says Norman Wirzba, a professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School. More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more of producer Susan Goldstein's interview with writer Pamela Greenberg, whose new translation of the Book of Psalms is being praised for its literary beauty.

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    “As the mind becomes a little more quiet the sacredness of everything, within and without, becomes clear,” says Norman Fischer, who has been teaching meditation for more than thirty years. More

    June 25, 2010 | Comments

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    “The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them,” said artist Mark Rothko. More

    June 17, 2010 | Comments

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    The fight is not over whether faith groups are subject to the law, says the president of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, “because they are subject to whatever the law is, which in many cases makes this exception for them. The question is should this exception be allowed to continue?” More

    May 28, 2010 | Comments

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