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State of the Union and News of the Week
January 23, 2015
State of the Union and News of the Week
Social justice and civil rights activists had a lot to like in President Obama's address, but religious conservatives were concerned by the “reframing” of issues such as gay marriage as matters of freedom and justice.
January 23, 2015
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Halki Seminary
January 23, 2015
Halki Seminary
"We are confident that someday this school will reopen, and we have to prepare ourselves for that day," says Metropolitan Elpidophoros, the abbot of Halki. He has reestablished a monastery at the site of the distinguished Eastern Orthodox seminary closed by the Turkish government for 43 years.
January 23, 2015
07:50
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Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
Bruce Cockburn
"I don’t see how you can have a relationship with God that doesn’t involve a state of receptivity—and a receptivity to lots of stuff, because God does show up in all kinds of odd ways."
January 23, 2015
07:03
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“Come to Selma”
January 9, 2015
“Come to Selma”
As the movie opens today (January 9) in theaters around the country amidst controversy over its portrayal of former president Lyndon Johnson, we speak with director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, the actor who portrays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., about what it means to them to tell the story of ...
January 9, 2015
06:09
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State of the Union and News of the Week; Halki Seminary; Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
State of the Union and News of the Week; Halki Seminary; Bruce Cockburn
Religious reaction to the State of the Union speech; a historic Eastern Orthodox seminary in Turkey that religious freedom activists want reopened; singer, songwriter, and spiritual seeker Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
25:52
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State of the Union and News of the Week
January 23, 2015
State of the Union and News of the Week
Social justice and civil rights activists had a lot to like in President Obama's address, but religious conservatives were concerned by the “reframing” of issues such as gay marriage as matters of freedom and justice.
January 23, 2015
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Halki Seminary
January 23, 2015
Halki Seminary
"We are confident that someday this school will reopen, and we have to prepare ourselves for that day," says Metropolitan Elpidophoros, the abbot of Halki. He has reestablished a monastery at the site of the distinguished Eastern Orthodox seminary closed by the Turkish government for 43 years.
January 23, 2015
07:50
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Istanbul’s Historic Religious Monuments
January 23, 2015
Istanbul’s Historic Religious Monuments
Two of Istanbul’s top tourist destinations are also two of the city’s most important religious monuments: Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Watch scenes of both as author and Ottoman scholar Scott Rank discusses their historic spiritual and political significance for Istanbul, formerly known as ...
January 23, 2015
03:53
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Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
Bruce Cockburn
"I don’t see how you can have a relationship with God that doesn’t involve a state of receptivity—and a receptivity to lots of stuff, because God does show up in all kinds of odd ways."
January 23, 2015
07:03
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Muslims and the Paris Attacks; Restoring Community in Ferguson; India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
January 16, 2015
Muslims and the Paris Attacks; Restoring Community in Ferguson; India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
Muslims respond to renewed debates about Islam and extremism; a charity in India provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs; church leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, try to help their divided community heal
January 16, 2015
25:46
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Muslims and the Paris Attacks
January 16, 2015
Muslims and the Paris Attacks
Muslims around the world are "the only ones that can actually win this battle because it is about an extremist ideology that they are going to have to stand up against," says Haris Tarin, director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
January 16, 2015
04:29
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Restoring Community in Ferguson
January 16, 2015
Restoring Community in Ferguson
Church leaders are building bridges among divided communities in the wake of violent protests and lingering tensions.
January 16, 2015
09:17
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India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
January 16, 2015
India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
Jaipur Foot provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs. That's important in a country where disability still carries a deep stigma, according to the group's founder D.R. Mehta. "They can go and work back in their field, factory, or shop, earn their living. They ...
January 16, 2015
06:45
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“Come to Selma”
January 9, 2015
“Come to Selma”
As the movie opens today (January 9) in theaters around the country amidst controversy over its portrayal of former president Lyndon Johnson, we speak with director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, the actor who portrays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., about what it means to them to tell the story of ...
January 9, 2015
06:09
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Social Media Ethics; Raising Children in Two Faiths; Orthodox Epiphany
January 9, 2015
Social Media Ethics; Raising Children in Two Faiths; Orthodox Epiphany
Controversy over experiments conducted by social media companies—like Facebook—on their users; interfaith families that observe the religious traditions of more than one faith; and celebrating Orthodox Epiphany at the Jordan River
January 9, 2015
25:48
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Social Media Ethics
January 9, 2015
Social Media Ethics
Some social media companies—including Facebook—have run experiments to learn what influences user behavior. Many of these experiments have troubled both social media users and privacy advocates, who worry that this research and use of personal information is unethical.
January 9, 2015
07:56
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