Topic: US Domestic Issues

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    Watch our conversation with Michael Kessler of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs about perspectives of religious and ethical traditions on the government’s massive collection of electronic data and its vast surveillance effort. More

    June 14, 2013 | Comments

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    “Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind in the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again once you’ve been branded a felon,” says Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison. More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    “Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC. It’s an economic justice issue, a social justice issue,” says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. City governments and programs that help the poor will bear the brunt of the federal budget cuts imposed by sequestration. More

    May 17, 2013 | Comments

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    This former White House press secretary wants to change our bitter political climate and restore “real relationships of trust.” After graduating from Wesley Theological Seminary, McCurry, a United Methodist, says he “felt some sense of call, that God was putting on me a challenge to see if I could do something about this broken world of politics that I’ve worked in for so long.” More

    May 17, 2013 | Comments

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    “Just like we help the veterans who come home from the wars, and they have a lot of challenges, so also we have a responsibility and a need to help these folks as well,” says Mike McKay, director of refugee services for Catholic Charities in San Diego. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    Climate change “is probably the most moral issue of our time,” says the president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light, a coalition of thousands of religious people putting their faith into action through energy stewardship. More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “We saw in our texts, in the Qur’an and Hadith, that there’s so much about protecting the earth and seeing nature as a sign for us to reflect upon, but we weren’t seeing that in our communities.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    If the environment is just one more important issue, “it won’t gain the traction that it needs. We need to redefine creation care as the underlying mitzvah or commandment or good deed.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    The preference for male children in India dates back centuries, driven by religious custom, and the widespread abortion of female fetuses has led to an increasing gender gap. Will a rising and urbanizing middle class change this? More

    April 5, 2013 | Comments

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