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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 Presidential Politics 2016
June 24, 2016
Religion and Presidential Politics 2016
While the presumptive Republican nominee for president told evangelicals he is “a tremendous believer,” interfaith protests, vigils, and press conferences questioned the candidate’s religious claims and assertions.
June 24, 2016
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Mormon Welfare Program
June 24, 2016
Mormon Welfare Program
“The idea of caring for those who are in need we consider to be a scriptural mandate,” says Steve Peterson, managing director of the Mormon Church’s welfare system. “And that’s grown into a wonderful program worldwide that focuses on caring for those in need, to relieve suffering, and to ...
June 24, 2016
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Quakers in Costa Rica
June 24, 2016
Quakers in Costa Rica
“I was looking for a place where I could practice empathy,” says Randall Smith. “I’m looking for a place to practice tolerance. I’m looking for a place to practice compassion, love, truth. What I found in the Friends community is a place to do that that is safe, that is a very large tent. ...
June 24, 2016
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Bring a Friend to Mosque
June 24, 2016
Bring a Friend to Mosque
Some mosques use the month of Ramadan as an opportunity to educate friends and neighbors about Islam. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia encourages members of its congregation to bring non-Muslim friends to their iftar dinners, the meal that breaks the fast during ...
June 24, 2016
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Religious Responses to Orlando Massacre
June 17, 2016
Religious Responses to Orlando Massacre
Muslim leaders spoke out this week after the massacre in Orlando. “We condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “It violates our principles as Americans and as Muslims.” And Sayyid Syeed, national director ...
June 17, 2016
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Evangelicals and Donald Trump
June 17, 2016
Evangelicals and Donald Trump
“It’s not just evangelicals,” says John Green, director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. “There are other pieces of the Republican Party that are in disarray as well. But because evangelicals play just a central role at the ballot box, that has to be a ...
June 17, 2016
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Salt Lake City Refugee Resettlement
June 17, 2016
Salt Lake City Refugee Resettlement
“Refugees are not the ones harming this country,” says Aden Batar, director of immigration and refugee resettlement for Catholic Community Services of Utah. “Ever since the refugee resettlement program started back in the ’70s, we have more than 3 million successfully resettled in the US, ...
June 17, 2016
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Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions
June 10, 2016
Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions
“We really need to free dying from the hospital and take it back into the community where it belongs,” said Dr. VJ Periyakoil, director of palliative care education and training at Stanford University School of Medicine.
June 10, 2016
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Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
June 10, 2016
Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
“We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.”
June 10, 2016
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Payday Lenders
June 3, 2016
Payday Lenders
More and more churches in Alabama are opposing the high interest charges of payday lenders. "There’s a moral and ethical injunction starting back in the Old Testament going all the way into the New Testament church,” says Rev. Shannon Webster, pastor of Birmingham’s First Presbyterian Church. ...
June 3, 2016
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Women’s Mosque of America
June 3, 2016
Women’s Mosque of America
"Women have for a long time felt shut out from mosques everywhere. And so instead of trying to argue against whether this women’s mosque should exist or not, they should really be looking at their own communities and wondering how they can make them a more welcoming place for everyone," says Dr. ...
June 3, 2016
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Packing Meals for the Hungry
June 3, 2016
Packing Meals for the Hungry
"This world is filled with so many problems you almost don’t know where to start. When you gather a bunch of people together there’s strength, and there’s encouragement in that…Instead of hearing a sermon, they come here and be the sermon," says Grace Community Church senior pastor John ...
June 3, 2016
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