Topic: Culture and Society

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    “Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More

    August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “It’s just amazing to see how it doesn’t matter what race you are, anything like that; it’s just everybody has the same needs, so we all pitched in and just started helping out,” says Jared Stockstill, administrator at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge. “So I just feel like it’s really gone a long ways toward bringing us together, the community back together, and everybody’s pitching in and helping.” More

    August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “If I can just be a small part of a revolution in business where it ceases to be just about making money but it’s about solving problems and service, that would be enough to keep myself going,” says Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments. More

    August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I always want to tell people that Ferguson erupted at a time when it had the eyes of the world on it, much like Birmingham, Alabama, which is where I’m from—when people saw from all over the country, all over the world what racial oppression looks like,” says UCC Pastor Traci Blackmon, a Black Lives Matter leader. “That happened in Ferguson, too. But sometimes we get so caught up in that particular place that we don’t recognize that Ferguson is everywhere.” More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “As a Shia, I see myself as a Muslim first. Yes, I am Shia, I’m very proud to be Shia, but when I consider myself and someone asks me what religion I am, I don’t say I’m Shia, I say I’m Muslim. And I think that’s how I identify, and I’ve always identified as that,” says Nazeen Zaidi. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I’ll be praying for them, I’ll be chanting for them,” says nine-year-old Jalue Dorje when asked what he will do for people as the reincarnation of a 16th-century lama. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    To raise awareness of the global refugee crisis, the Olympic Committee is allowing displaced people to compete together under a single flag. The team includes refugees from Syria and Africa. More

    August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “This most traditional of women is a very modern saint,” says Rev. James Martin, SJ, author of “My Life with the Saints.” “She is a saint for doubters and seekers and people who wonder where God is in their lives.” More

    August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We see increasingly the secularization of our culture, and the church is not really impacting the culture as it once did,” says Ken Ham, CEO of the Ark Encounter. “So what can we do to make an impact in the world? Well, why not build a Christian-themed attraction that the world is going to take notice of for the purpose of getting people talking about the Bible?” More

    August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The income and wealth disparity in our nation that’s tearing us apart, the anger, the fear, the judgmentalness, the racism that we’ve seen in our country—it’s tearing holes in the fabric of our society,” says Sister Simone Campbell, leader of Network Lobby’s Nuns on the Bus project. “Can we step together into a future, as opposed to pulling apart for partisan gain?” More

    August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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