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A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
February 20, 2015
A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"Religion and science are two quite different things and we need them both. Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean."
February 20, 2015
06:49
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Churches in Pubs
February 20, 2015
Churches in Pubs
Rev. Phillip Heinze says when he realized that for some people the most difficult thing is walking through the doors of a church, he decided to “try a new church in a place that’s not so scary."
February 20, 2015
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White House Summit on Extremism; A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Churches in Pubs
February 20, 2015
White House Summit on Extremism; A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Churches in Pubs
Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council on terrorism, religion, and violent extremism; more of our conversation with the former chief rabbi of the UK; and churches talk theology and worship with beer on tap
February 20, 2015
25:47
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White House Summit on Countering Extremism
February 20, 2015
White House Summit on Countering Extremism
"There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out," says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council's Washington office. He also said President Obama's remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. "He talked about the fact ...
February 20, 2015
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A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
February 20, 2015
A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"Religion and science are two quite different things and we need them both. Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean."
February 20, 2015
06:49
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Churches in Pubs
February 20, 2015
Churches in Pubs
Rev. Phillip Heinze says when he realized that for some people the most difficult thing is walking through the doors of a church, he decided to “try a new church in a place that’s not so scary."
February 20, 2015
07:18
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Church Economics Prize
February 13, 2015
Church Economics Prize
"To me, the idea of a church offering an economic well-being award makes perfect sense," says Bay Ridge United Methodist Church pastor Robert Emerick. The idea of offering a prize for the best explanation about why the economy is doing so poorly compared to a generation ago started when Rev. Emerick ...
February 13, 2015
08:27
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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
February 13, 2015
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"There’s no quick fix here. You don’t suddenly turn radicals into moderates. You have to educate a generation."
February 13, 2015
04:32
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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Extended Interview
February 13, 2015
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Extended Interview
"We have to go back to the 17th century and ask what healed all that harm? And of course the simple answer is that what wins wars is weapons but what wins peace is ideas."
February 13, 2015
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Preparing for Losar
February 13, 2015
Preparing for Losar
Sharing a special meal and performing rituals of spiritual cleansing help Tibetan Buddhists get ready for the upcoming new year.
February 13, 2015
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Atul Gawande on Being Mortal
February 9, 2015
Atul Gawande on Being Mortal
“An illness is a story for people. It’s a chapter in their life. It may be, in some cases, the last chapter in their life. Your chance to be the author of what happens in your story is fundamental to the meaning of people’s lives. That story of what happens is how we think, it’s how we ...
February 9, 2015
03:48
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Vaccination Debate; Inoculation Ethics; Homeless Female Veterans
February 6, 2015
Vaccination Debate; Inoculation Ethics; Homeless Female Veterans
A conversation about the US measles outbreak; parents who refuse to vaccinate their children based on personal beliefs; and an organization called Final Salute that meets the needs of homeless women veterans and their children.
February 6, 2015
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Vaccination Debate
February 6, 2015
Vaccination Debate
“There’s really no widespread religious objection to the [measles] vaccine…It’s that I have a belief that these vaccines are harmful, or that they don’t work, or I don’t believe that somebody else should be telling me how to raise my kids,” says Religion News Service editor-in-chief ...
February 6, 2015
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Inoculation Ethics
February 6, 2015
Inoculation Ethics
In most states, parents can choose not to vaccinate their children based on a personal or religious objection. It's a choice that has begun raising concerns about the ethics of refusal and the rising risk of outbreaks.
February 6, 2015
07:36
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