Topic: Culture and Society

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    Watch excerpts from R&E’s recent interview with Matthew Vines, author of the book “God and the Gay Christian” and founder and president of the Reformation Project, an effort “to train Christians to support and affirm LGBT people.” More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    “People in the community get to value something they weren’t familiar with before and realize what we have that’s so worth preserving,” says Margaret Dick, a member of Buffalo’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Only about 100 people attend morning mass, but when Buffalo Mass Mob gathered there, almost 650 people attended. More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    “This is their spiritual home,” says Rev. Patrick McCahill of St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish on New York City’s Upper East Side. “They will use that term all the time. It’s where they belong. It’s where they feel comfortable. It’s where they can communicate easily, where they’re accepted for being who they are.” More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments

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    “The story of the seder, the story of freedom and justice, is a universal story. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that just about everything we do stems from this story—this idea that we were slaves, and we were freed, and now it’s our responsibility to work for freedom for people all over the world,” says Rabbi Shira Stutman, director of Jewish programming at Historic Sixth & I Synagogue. More

    April 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “We decided to interlace the scripture with the history of the times and how very dangerous it was to be an apostle. This is one of the most brutal times in history, and it’s a decade that completely changed the world,” says producer Mark Burnett. More

    April 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “You have a generation that is saying we are tapping out of religion in many ways. But what they are not saying is that we are tapping out of a serious search for meaning in life,” says Erwin McManus, pastor and founder of MOSAIC church in Los Angeles. “In fact, if anything there is an incredible and profound hunger in millennials saying if there is something beyond this life I want to connect to it.” More

    March 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “It’s an opportunity for us to not just think about the bottom line, which is important. But there are other things that are as important,” says Suzanne McDowell, co-CEO of King Arthur Flour Company. “The environment, our society, community, all of our shareholders—not just the bottom line.” More

    March 6, 2015 | Comments

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    “Corporations are going to have to live up to a new standard if they are going to be able to hold on to the freedom of free enterprise, and the B Corp might be the way for that to happen,” says this emeritus professor of business ethics and corporate responsibility. More

    March 6, 2015 | Comments

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    “The Blind Boys is a group that’s not blind, they just can’t see and that means they might have lost their sight, but they never lost their direction.” More

    March 6, 2015 | Comments

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    American Muslims are not going to let their faith be defined by ISIS, says Hoda Elshishtawy, national policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “Islam is about life, human rights, dignity, justice. Muslims are taking back that narrative.” More

    February 27, 2015 | Comments

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