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Look Back 2014
December 26, 2014
Look Back 2014
Host Bob Abernethy leads a conversation with managing editor Kim Lawton, Religion News Service editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, in our annual review of the top religion and ethics stories of 2014.
December 26, 2014
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Syrian Refugees in Turkey; Pictures of Mary; Messiah Sing-Along
December 19, 2014
Syrian Refugees in Turkey; Pictures of Mary; Messiah Sing-Along
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees depend on hospitality in Turkey; artists picture Mary the mother of Jesus; a church invites the community to a Messiah sing-along.
December 19, 2014
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Syrian Refugees in Turkey
December 19, 2014
Syrian Refugees in Turkey
"I put myself into their place. I would be in the same situation. I would be the one who escaped from the war, from this conflict, and they came here and you know Turkish hospitality," says Savas Metin, general secretary of the Turkish nongovernmental aid organization called Kimse Yok Mu. "They came ...
December 19, 2014
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Daryl Grisgraber Extended Interview
December 19, 2014
Daryl Grisgraber Extended Interview
"A couple of years ago the responses we saw from local communities hosting Syrian refugees—not the government, but just your average person—very impressive,” says Daryl Grisgraber, senior advocate at Refugees International. "But four years on that can only be kept up for so long."
December 19, 2014
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Pictures of Mary
December 19, 2014
Pictures of Mary
“The ways of presenting Mary in art change as society evolves,” says exhibition curator Timothy Verdun, and the human intimacy on display in the images, he adds, “convey to people that God gave such enormous value to every aspect of human life that he chose to share it.”
December 19, 2014
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Messiah Sing-Along
December 19, 2014
Messiah Sing-Along
"I’ve been singing the Messiah for a long time, so it’s very familiar music to me. We do our rehearsals, and we also then reflect ourselves individually about what the music means to us," says Kenneth E. Chadwick, a member of the Fairlington United Methodist Church choir. "The singing ...
December 19, 2014
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Churches and Conversations on Race; War and Human Rights in Columbia; Bruce Feiler on Religious Pilgrimages; Hanukkah Reignited at Jewish Theological Seminary
December 12, 2014
Churches and Conversations on Race; War and Human Rights in Columbia; Bruce Feiler on Religious Pilgrimages; Hanukkah Reignited at Jewish Theological Seminary
December 12, 2014
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Churches and Conversations on Race
December 12, 2014
Churches and Conversations on Race
"We need to grow in understanding. We haven’t listened to the young people, churches included, and so when I say “listen” I really mean listen to the stories of the young people," says Lisa Sharon Harper of the Christian social action group Sojourners, "because they are ones bearing the brunt ...
December 12, 2014
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War and Human Rights in Colombia
December 12, 2014
War and Human Rights in Colombia
"We lived our life feeling comfortable, in a way, with conflict. It was always there, so maybe we don’t know how it is to live without it," says Paula Gaviria of the Colombia Victims' Unit for Attention and Reparation. "Only people who have suffered conflict, like victims, are the ones that really ...
December 12, 2014
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Bruce Feiler on Religious Pilgrimages
December 12, 2014
Bruce Feiler on Religious Pilgrimages
Sacred journeys, says author Bruce Feiler, are “this experience of trying to get closer to God. There is so much noise in our lives; sometimes in order to hear you have to step away from that ordinary life and open yourself to the extraordinary."
December 12, 2014
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Bruce Feiler Extended Interview
December 12, 2014
Bruce Feiler Extended Interview
Watch more of our conversation with Bruce Feiler on his journey to Lourdes with wounded warriors, on pilgrimage as movement, and on the power of pilgrimage as “a walk that has been ground into the stones, the dirt, the path.”
December 12, 2014
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Hanukkah Reignited at Jewish Theological Seminary
December 12, 2014
Hanukkah Reignited at Jewish Theological Seminary
"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."
December 12, 2014
03:55
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