Topic: Culture and Society

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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

  • 03

    “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

  • 12

    “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

  • Spiritual Healthcare

    “This is a silent revolution that’s transformed health care so that every person can have their inner life, their spirituality addressed as an integral part of their care,” says Dr. Christina Puchalski, founder and director of the George Washington University Medical School’s Institute for Spirituality & Health. More

    September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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

    September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • 01

    “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

    September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Children

    “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

    September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Feat-2

    “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

    September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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