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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 2016 Republican National Convention
July 22, 2016
Religion and the 2016 Republican National Convention
“I’m very interested in seeing some basic values return to the country. I care very deeply about life, I care deeply about marriage, I care deeply about religious liberty, I care deeply about issues of fiscal solvency,” says Reverend Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego. ...
July 22, 2016
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Streaming Church Services
July 22, 2016
Streaming Church Services
“We are looking at the popularity of Facebook Live, Snapchat and Periscope, so churches want to be there where they can reach people,” says DJ Chuang, consultant and leading expert on social media, the Internet and the church.
July 22, 2016
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Violence, Law Enforcement, Race and Justice; Catholic Deacons; Virginia Theological Seminary’s New Organ
July 15, 2016
Violence, Law Enforcement, Race and Justice; Catholic Deacons; Virginia Theological Seminary’s New Organ

How do we repair what race has broken; We look at the role of deacons in the Catholic Church—the men who serve and the women who want to serve; A new pipe organ in a seminary chapel warmly sings and … More

July 15, 2016
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Violence, Law Enforcement, Race and Justice
July 15, 2016
Violence, Law Enforcement, Race and Justice
“We need to deal with the unconscious beliefs that we have about each other,” says Lisa Sharon Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can be Made Right. “We can’t restructure our society and actually begin to heal what race broke until we understand how our society ...
July 15, 2016
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Catholic Deacons
July 15, 2016
Catholic Deacons
“We had the exact same training – two nights a week, one weekend a month, summer internships. I wrote every paper he wrote,” says Maureen Garvey, who along with her husband took classes to prepare for the diaconate. “The only thing that was different was the day of ordination, I had tears in ...
July 15, 2016
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Virginia Theological Seminary’s New Organ
July 13, 2016
Virginia Theological Seminary’s New Organ
"What we were looking for is an organ that sings, an organ that has a warm, mellow sound that accompanies singing,” says Rev. William Bradley Roberts, professor of church music and director of chapel music at Virginia Theological Seminary.
July 13, 2016
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Church Security; Kirk Franklin
July 8, 2016
Church Security; Kirk Franklin

Houses of worship try to balance the need for security with the desire to welcome; and the award-winning gospel artist talks about faith, failure, and “making God famous.”
 
 

July 8, 2016
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Church Security
July 8, 2016
Church Security
“We’ve got to protect our congregation and ourselves,” says David Lee, a Presbyterian church deacon. But “how do you really do that if someone enters our facility with intent to do harm? It’s not clear how do we go about doing things.”
July 8, 2016
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Kirk Franklin
July 8, 2016
Kirk Franklin
“These are shaky times,” says Christian gospel, R&B, rap, pop, and hip-hop artist Kirk Franklin. “I’m praying and hoping maybe one thing that I’ve said, from somebody who came from nothing, could maybe still give just a little bit of hope that it can get better.”
July 8, 2016
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The Supreme Court 2016; Amish Grace; Eid al-Fitr
July 1, 2016
The Supreme Court 2016; Amish Grace; Eid al-Fitr

We look back at the High Court’s completed term, defined in many ways by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia; it’s coming up on the 10th anniversary of the murder of five Amish girls killed in their schoolhouse in Nickel … More

July 1, 2016
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The Supreme Court 2016
July 1, 2016
The Supreme Court 2016
As it wrapped up its current term this week, the US Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions important to religious communities on issues including immigration, abortion, and affirmative action.
July 1, 2016
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Amish Grace
July 1, 2016
Amish Grace
“This is nearly 10 years after the tragedy,” says Terri Roberts, the mother of Charlie Roberts, who murdered five Amish school girls in 2006, “and here I am. I’m alive and I am able to move forward because of the response of the Amish, because of forgiveness. I believe that so much light has ...
July 1, 2016
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