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Candidates Reach Out to Jewish Voters; Supreme Court Contraceptive Mandate; Easter Flowers
March 25, 2016
Candidates Reach Out to Jewish Voters; Supreme Court Contraceptive Mandate; Easter Flowers

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is always a key stop for presidential candidates; does the Affordable Care Act burden the free exercise of religion; and they represent rebirth and the gladness of the resurrection.
 
 

March 25, 2016
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Candidates Reach Out to Jewish Voters
March 25, 2016
Candidates Reach Out to Jewish Voters
Amidst the clashes over Jewish values that took place during this week’s annual meeting of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, one rabbi tried to find common ground: “America and Israel are built upon values: B’tzelem Elohim, everyone is created in the image of God; kavod ...
March 25, 2016
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Supreme Court Contraception Mandate
March 25, 2016
Supreme Court Contraception Mandate
“We Little Sisters of the Poor are a group of women who made religious vows to God. Now we find ourselves in a situation where the government is requiring us to make changes in our religious health care plan to include services that really violate our deepest held religious beliefs as Little ...
March 25, 2016
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Easter Flowers
March 25, 2016
Easter Flowers
Easter becomes “a very thin, generic festival,” says author Rev. Fleming Rutledge, without “looking into the grave and then saying we rejoice with the risen Christ.” Only then, she says, can flowers “give us the gladness that comes with the unrepeatable quality of the resurrection.”
March 25, 2016
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Religion and the New Trump Administration
January 19, 2017
Religion and the New Trump Administration
“I have heard that the Trump presidency could see the reemergence of a real Christian left in the United States,” says Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America.
January 19, 2017
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Terry Waite
January 19, 2017
Terry Waite
“I said this to myself in the face of my captors: You have the power to break my body, and you’ve tried. You have the power to bend my mind, and you’ve tried. But my soul is not yours to possess. In other words, my soul lay in the hand of God.”
January 19, 2017
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Millennials and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 13, 2017
Millennials and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
“There is a really important role that spirituality is playing among millennials and contemporary activists,” says Sarah Jackson, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston and an expert on social movements. But “it is a spirituality that is not necessarily tied to the formal structures ...
January 13, 2017
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Katie Meyler
January 13, 2017
Katie Meyler
“What defines you the most is what you do despite your fear,” says Katie Meyler, a 34-year-old American from suburban New Jersey who was working in Liberia in the midst of extreme poverty when Ebola struck. Now she runs a growing network of schools for girls and says, “Nobody chooses Liberia. ...
January 13, 2017
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Brexit and London’s Muslim Mayor; Sean Callahan; Shabbat/Sabbath
January 6, 2017
Brexit and London’s Muslim Mayor; Sean Callahan; Shabbat/Sabbath

Sadiq Kahn is a strong voice for post-Brexit interfaith relations and reconciliation; the new president and CEO of Catholic Relief Service says humanitarian relief means “bringing the solidarity from one community to another”; and a family explains the meaning of the … More

January 6, 2017
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Brexit and London’s Muslim Mayor
January 6, 2017
Brexit and London’s Muslim Mayor
“I have never held myself out as a Muslim leader,” says Sadiq Khan, who became mayor of London shortly before Britain voted to leave the European Union. “But it’s a fact I’m a leader of Islamic faith, so that brings with [it] a responsibility, especially in current times.”
January 6, 2017
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Sean Callahan
January 5, 2017
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The new president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services represents the spirit of American Catholicism by reaching out to suffering international communities. Even in the face of frightening crises around the world, says Sean Callahan, “the common good outweighs the evil that’s being done.”
January 5, 2017
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Shabbat/Sabbath
January 5, 2017
Shabbat/Sabbath
“God gave Shabbat to humanity,” says Rabbi Nissan Antine of Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. “It’s about those more interior kinds of things, things about working on your soul, working on your friendships, your relationships. Those are really the important things in life. Those ...
January 5, 2017
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Look Ahead 2017
December 22, 2016
Look Ahead 2017
What will be among the most important religion stories to watch for in the New Year?
December 22, 2016
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Look Ahead 2017
December 22, 2016
Look Ahead 2017
As the New Year begins, three journalists discuss the top religion stories they will be keeping an eye on in 2017 with host Bob Abernethy. He is joined by managing editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, and Jerome Socolovsky, editor-in-chief of Religion News Service.
December 22, 2016
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Look Back 2016
December 22, 2016
Look Back 2016
We review the top religion and ethics stories of the past year.
December 22, 2016
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Look Back 2016
December 22, 2016
Look Back 2016
In our final show before the New Year, we review the top religion and ethics stories of 2016. Host Bob Abernathy is joined by R&E managing editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, and Jerome Socolovsky, editor-in-chief of Religion News Service.
December 22, 2016
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