Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    As Baltimore faces the first police trial relating to the death of Freddie Gray, R&E visits a church in the city’s Cherry Hill neighborhood whose ministry and outreach include a boxing gym. Says head coach Mike Moseley, “In life there’s so much temptation, there’s so much bad out there that it’s hard to know you’re doing the right thing. I know 100 percent of the time when I’m in the gym is the right thing, and there’s a freedom in that.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “People are going back to the basic texts, and they’re stripping away centuries of culture and tradition and looking for what they see at the heart of the religion,” says American journalist Carla Power, author of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran. More

    November 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “We are event-driven in this ghastly tango with the jihadis, and what we don’t hear from are the peaceful, everyday Muslims who are going to work and bringing over kabobs for their neighbors and helping out in doing charity.” More

    November 3, 2015 | Comments

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    Watch additional video clips of Kim Lawton’s interview with Rabbi Noam Marans of the American Jewish Committee about the legacy of Nostra Aetate. More

    October 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “The impact of Nostra Aetate over the last five decades has been extraordinary. Perhaps the greatest sign of this is that to young people, like undergraduates at my university, Nostra Aetate doesn’t seem extraordinary at all.” More

    October 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “The commitment of both Jews and Catholics to overcoming the past, and especially the warm personal relationships that have developed at the highest levels as well as locally, have made constructive engagement and honest exchange possible, even about difficult subjects.” More

    October 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “What I really loved about researching this book was reading [Abraham Joshua] Heschel on the Hebrew prophets. He says these are some of the most confounding and troublesome men who ever lived, and I’ve always been attracted to brave idealists—the people who take the human condition, the ethical framework, and push it a bit further.” More

    October 16, 2015 | Comments

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    Five years ago, the historic VTS chapel burned to the ground. Now a new chapel and chapel garden have been dedicated that are “fit for the 21st century and the future of the church…so many lives are formed in this space,” says Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of VTS. More

    October 16, 2015 | Comments

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    Buddhism became a sanctuary for Dr. Barry Kerzin and led to his ordination as a monk. Now he serves as the Dalai Lama’s personal physician and combines his medical wisdom with love and compassion that translate into empathy. More

    October 9, 2015 | Comments

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    The Roman Catholic Church’s understanding of the permanent nature of marriage “is really meant to be a countercultural position,” says Professor Susan Ross of Loyola University Chicago’s theology department. “The Church’s challenge is to find a way to hold marriage as this sacred bond, while recognizing the very human situation in which it falls apart.” More

    September 25, 2015 | Comments

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