Tag: Memorial

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    “I don’t believe there is an intrinsic sacredness in any site. We make them sacred in our visits,” says Judaic studies professor James Young, an authority on memorials. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

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    This week the House of Representatives authorized a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for 13 fallen Jewish military chaplains.
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    May 27, 2011 | Comments

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    The widespread crisis in Japan is marked by ongoing relief efforts and acknowledgment of the impermanence of life. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Those who feel lonely and sad at this time of year may also feel “that grief is permanent and hope is fleeting,” says the University of Richmond’s associate university chaplain, Kate O’Dwyer-Randall, “but it’s actually the other way around.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Composer and conducter Thomas Beveridge says his Yizkor Requiem is “a quest for spiritual roots” and a musical bridge between Christianity and Judaism. More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    "What do we mean when we call a place sacred ground?" historian and religion scholar Edward Linenthal asks of the 9/11 crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    September 4, 2009 | Comments

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    To mark Veterans Day weekend, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly senior associate producer Patti Jette Hanley took pictures at Arlington National Cemetery and at St. James Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, where on All Souls Day members of the parish read the names of Americans who died this year in Iraq, commemorating their sacrifice. More

    November 9, 2007 | Comments

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    Thousands of people every week are still visiting the site where the World Trade Center once stood. But five years since 9/11, Lucky Severson says, there’s still so much traffic and construction and so much controversy about how to rebuild that it’s hard to feel Ground Zero as sacred space. More

    September 8, 2006 | Comments

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    Buddhists pay special tribute to the dead during the Bon or Obon Festival — the Feast of Lanterns. More

    July 18, 2003 | Comments

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    Few Americans know of the profound spiritual impact of 9/11 on the rural community where one of the planes went down. More

    August 30, 2002 | Comments

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