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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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Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Law
May 20, 2016
Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Law
“Just as there are sometimes some Christians who have wanted to drive everyone who disagrees with us out of the public square, I think we’re facing some secularists who would like to drive people of sincerely held religious conviction out of the public square as well,” says Rev. Russell Moore, ...
May 20, 2016
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Ethical Obligations to Displaced People
May 20, 2016
Ethical Obligations to Displaced People
“The rich nations of the north, like us, have the capability and therefore the responsibility, to admit a larger number of asylum seekers and even more, I would say, to assist these poorer countries who are already hosting most of the world’s refugees. The funds being provided by this ...
May 20, 2016
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Rebuilding Nepal’s Temples
May 20, 2016
Rebuilding Nepal’s Temples
“It is not just beautiful monuments which are there for tourists,” says Christian Manhart of UNESCO. The temples and religious sites in Nepal, damaged so badly in last year’s earthquake, are also used by the people of the country. “It’s a very strong living culture.”
May 20, 2016
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Evangelicals and Campaign 2016; Sagebrush Rebellion; Jews in Cochin, India
May 13, 2016
Evangelicals and Campaign 2016; Sagebrush Rebellion; Jews in Cochin, India

Donald Trump and the evangelical vote; frontier Mormons and control of the vast lands of the American West; and a dwindling Jewish community says goodbye to its historic synagogue on the Malabar Coast.
 
 

May 13, 2016
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Evangelicals and Campaign 2016
May 13, 2016
Evangelicals and Campaign 2016
Evangelicals have long been a key constituency for the Republican Party, but this year they are deeply divided over whether to support presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Host Bob Abernethy and managing editor Kim Lawton discuss the GOP’s dilemma over evangelical voters and the search for unity in a ...
May 13, 2016
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Sagebrush Rebellion
May 13, 2016
Sagebrush Rebellion
Does the federal government control so much Western land that it even violates some religious beliefs? Says historian Will Bagley: “I’ve found distinct similarities between what sagebrush rebels believe and what frontier Mormons believe. Both parties believe states’ rights are second only to ...
May 13, 2016
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Jews in Cochin, India
May 13, 2016
Jews in Cochin, India
“The coming generation must know that there was a Jewish community here,” says Professor C. Karmachandran, who heads a local historic committee struggling to preserve Jewish heritage along India’s Malabar Coast. “One of the most important criticisms that India faces at present is religious ...
May 13, 2016
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Arbitration by Faith; Faith Films; Holocaust Remembrance: Reading the Names
May 6, 2016
Arbitration by Faith; Faith Films; Holocaust Remembrance: Reading the Names

Religious arbitration is replacing settlement of disputes in courts of law; Christian filmmakers have growing success with low-budget, big-screen features marketed through churches; and on Yom HaShoah visitors to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum recite the names of those who … More

May 6, 2016
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Arbitration by Faith
May 6, 2016
Arbitration by Faith
“At its best, religious arbitration is an opportunity for two parties who have shared religious values to resolve those disputes in accordance with their religious values,” says Pepperdine University Law School professor and rabbi  Michael Helfand.
May 6, 2016
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Faith Films
May 6, 2016
Faith Films
“I get stopped all the time because of the faith-based movies. People say please make more. They would come up to me and say we love this. We want more. Please tell Hollywood to make more like this,” says actor Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the hit film “God’s Not Dead.”
May 6, 2016
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Holocaust Remembrance: Reading the Names
May 5, 2016
Holocaust Remembrance: Reading the Names
“Reading the names makes me feel like I could continue their memories, since there are not many people left to even remember them, no place to visit their remains.”
May 5, 2016
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Daniel Berrigan: 1921-2016
May 5, 2016
Daniel Berrigan: 1921-2016
“If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the twentieth century,” says Georgetown University professor Chester Gillis, Daniel Berrigan “would be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton.” His activism, adds Gillis, is “rooted in prayer. It is done out of the commitment to the ...
May 5, 2016
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