Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • PICTURING-MARY-v2-FEAT

    “The ways of presenting Mary in art change as society evolves,” says exhibition curator Timothy Verdun, and the human intimacy on display in the images, he adds, “convey to people that God gave such enormous value to every aspect of human life that he chose to share it.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “We need to grow in understanding. We haven’t listened to the young people, churches included, and so when I say “listen” I really mean listen to the stories of the young people,” says Lisa Sharon Harper of the Christian social action group Sojourners, “because they are ones bearing the brunt of most of the crisis we’re experiencing.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

  • Bruce-Feiler-Sacred-Journeys-v1-feat

    Sacred journeys, says author Bruce Feiler, are “this experience of trying to get closer to God. There is so much noise in our lives; sometimes in order to hear you have to step away from that ordinary life and open yourself to the extraordinary.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

  • Bruce-Feiler-Extended-Interview-FEAT

    Watch more of our conversation with Bruce Feiler on his journey to Lourdes with wounded warriors, on pilgrimage as movement, and on the power of pilgrimage as “a walk that has been ground into the stones, the dirt, the path.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

  • Hannukah-Reignited-v1-FEAT

    “We wanted to make it clear that this wasn’t going to be just another Hanukkah program,” says Rabbi Burt Visotzky of the Jewish Theological Seminary. “We wanted it to be a mix. We wanted there to be music, we wanted there to be fun.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

  • Heroin-Epidemic-FEAT

    Reverend Toby Larson of Celebration Anglican Church felt like he failed as a pastor when a young man from his congregation suddenly died of a heroin overdose. “Unfortunately, we’re pretty good at pastoring families that have lost people. We’re pretty good at burying people. We’re pretty lousy ten years earlier when problems started,” he says. More

    December 5, 2014 | Comments

  • Michael-Boticelli-Extended-Interview-FEAT2

    “Faith and faith leaders really play a pivotal role in not only preventing drug use, but supporting people with addiction in their recovery, in the process of really healing themselves from a tremendously stigmatized disease.” More

    December 5, 2014 | Comments

  • Recruiting-Radical-Muslims-final-FEAT

    Young recruits to radical Islam “don’t have the knowledge base to fend off manipulation of the religion that these groups are doing to convince them this is the way they can be the best Muslims they can be,” says security studies professor Mia Bloom. More

    November 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Our-Lady-of-Guadalupe-Basilica-v1-FEAT

    Since apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe first took place in 1531, she has been a companion throughout important events in Mexico’s national history, says Monsignor Jorge Antonio Palencia. “Our Lady has accompanied the nation across the foundation, through the independence movement, then through the revolution movement.” More

    November 21, 2014 | Comments

  • New-Muslim-Initiatives-Against-Extremism-v1-FEAT

    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

    November 14, 2014 | Comments

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