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The Pope Meets the Patriarch; Israel Boycott Controversy; Teaching Children About Religion; Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer
February 12, 2016
The Pope Meets the Patriarch; Israel Boycott Controversy; Teaching Children About Religion; Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer
It was the first official meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch since 1054; a movement of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has gained the support of some US churches; an exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis teaches children about world ...
February 12, 2016
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The Pope Meets the Patriarch
February 12, 2016
The Pope Meets the Patriarch
“Some say that the patriarch is very close to Putin,” says managing editor Kim Lawton, “and so who knows what kind of Russian geopolitics may also be affected by this meeting” of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis.
February 12, 2016
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Israel Boycott Controversy
February 12, 2016
Israel Boycott Controversy
“One of the attractions of this strategy is that we’re not just a relatively small Christian community in the United States taking an action,” says Rev. John Thomas, former president of the United Church of Christ. “We’re joining a much broader movement.” But Rev. John Wimberly, a ...
February 12, 2016
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Teaching Children about Religion
February 11, 2016
Teaching Children about Religion
“Sometimes I fear that in order to try to teach tolerance we say we’re all alike and we forget to acknowledge our distinctions. And it’s in acknowledging our differences and celebrating those differences that we come to better understand one another,” says Rabbi Sandy Sasso, director of ...
February 11, 2016
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Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer
February 11, 2016
Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer
“When it’s time for prayer we say, am I clean?” explains Imam Talib Shareef of the Masjid Muhammad Mosque in Washington, DC. The ritual ablution a Muslim performs before prayer, he says, starts with intentions: “I intend to make the ablution for preparation to stand in obedience before my ...
February 11, 2016
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Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Program
February 5, 2016
Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Program
Once staunchly Polish Catholic, this community outside Detroit is now the only US city with a Muslim-majority city council; Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry is passing on his family’s farming legacy in partnership with a small Dominican college.
February 5, 2016
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Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan
February 5, 2016
Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan
“America is the greatest country in the world because of its great Constitution,” says Hamtramck city councilman Saad Almasmari. “I’m an American. My rule is going to be the US Constitution and the state and the city law.”
February 5, 2016
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Wendell Berry Farming Program
February 4, 2016
Wendell Berry Farming Program
Farming is often about homecoming, explains Mary Berry, executive director of the Berry Center. “It doesn’t mean [farmers] have to go to the place they were born,” she says. “The concept of homecoming is simply to take root some place and care about a place, not just for a short amount of ...
February 4, 2016
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Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America’s Original Sin; The Boxer
January 29, 2016
Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America’s Original Sin; The Boxer
A lawsuit alleges that some private yeshivas run by Hasidic Jewish sects are not complying with New York state law by not teaching English, math, and science; an activist, pastor, and preacher says white and black churches must cross the bridge to a new America now; and a church in Baltimore runs a ...
January 29, 2016
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Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy
January 29, 2016
Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy
“I am a father of three children, and my concern today is that they should get a proper education, as all children are entitled to, in order to succeed in whatever they want to do when they get older,” says Yoel Falkowitz, a Hasidic Jew.
January 29, 2016
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America’s Original Sin
January 29, 2016
America’s Original Sin
“America’s original sin—it isn’t just slavery,” says author, activist, and Sojourners editor Jim Wallis. “It’s the kind of racism we created to justify the use of black people as chattel and property to build this nation, to say from the beginning that black lives matter less than ...
January 29, 2016
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America’s Original Sin Extended Conversation
January 29, 2016
America’s Original Sin Extended Conversation
“American exceptionalism, which I’ve been critical of for years, could be made true if we become a majority of minorities who learn to live together justly, and fairly, and respectfully,” says author and activist Jim Wallis.
January 29, 2016
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