Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • 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

  • Church-Relocation-v1-FEAT

    Depopulation in rural Canada means “we end up having buildings for which we have no future use,” says Rev. Ken Vaughan, rector of a local Anglican parish in Nova Scotia. “The primary concern was that it continue to be a church for others. Better that than simply being torn down and destroyed.” More

    November 14, 2014 | Comments

  • Kent-Nerburn-v1-FEAT

    “My goal is to be present,” says this writer and spiritual teacher, to the “emotional reality” of Native Americans and “put it in the voices and characters of real people. My job is to present a truth that you will embrace more fully if you believe it as you read it.” More

    October 31, 2014 | Comments

  • Yazidis-seek-help-in-dc-FEAT

    A delegation of top Yazidi spiritual leaders is seeking help for their ancient religious minority in Iraq, which has been particularly targeted by ISIS. “We became victims of one of the largest…atrocities of the modern world,” says Yazidi human rights advocate Murad Ismael. More

    October 31, 2014 | Comments

  • immigrant-children-v1-FEAT

    “The question for our government” says Lenni Benson, executive director and founder of the nonprofit Safe Passage Project, “will be, even if they have deportation orders, is it ethical and legal to remove a child to a country of origin if we aren’t assured that child will be safe upon return?” More

    October 24, 2014 | Comments

  • china-buddhism-v1-FEAT

    “Who will protect the environment? In the West and in China, it’s the government’s responsibility,” says Tashi Sange, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and conservationist. “This is not the Buddhist way. If you think that way you are not Buddhist. You are the protector. You have the responsibility.” More

    October 24, 2014 | Comments

  • Ground-Zero-Church-v1-FEAT

    The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, set to be rebuilt at the World Trade Center, will be a national shrine and will include a nondenominational bereavement center. “Next to the place where the most tragic thing that has ever happened on American soil,” says Father Evagoras Constantinides of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, “it needs to be a place to offer, to welcome, to open, and to accept all sorts of people.” More

    October 24, 2014 | Comments

  • Food-Truck-Pastor-FEAT

    “I love the Lutheran tradition, the Lutheran theology, the message of grace,” says Rev. Margaret Kelly, a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her food-truck church offers meals, prayer services, and a feeling of community to the hungry and homeless. More

    October 17, 2014 | Comments

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