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Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
January 22, 2016
Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
Millions now turn to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to participate digitally in group grieving; recent religious violence traces back to an age-old controversy over the sacredness of cows in Hinduism; and an annual event encourages non-Muslim women to try wearing the headscarf for a day.
January 22, 2016
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Social Media and Grieving
January 21, 2016
Social Media and Grieving
"Cyberspace just gives us a new place to grieve, a new place to create rituals, a new place to memorialize the death of someone we care about," says Carla Sofka, professor of social work at Siena College and co-editor of a book on death and grief in an online universe.
January 21, 2016
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India Beef Ban
January 21, 2016
India Beef Ban
“We don’t even believe that the cow is an animal,” says Devender Nayak. “We see it as a manifestation of God.”
January 21, 2016
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World Hijab Day
January 21, 2016
World Hijab Day
“A headscarf isn’t meant to hurt you; it’s what’s meant to protect you. You’re modest in the sense of God looking at you, but you’re modest to other people as well,” says Umand Weerasinghe, a young Buddhist woman in Maryland whose Muslim friend Sofia Amir loaned her a scarf to wear for ...
January 21, 2016
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More on World Hijab Day
January 21, 2016
More on World Hijab Day
Watch two more women, one a Muslim and one a non-Muslim, participate in World Hijab Day, and see what their experiences are like. Say Muslim Yasmine Ison: “Wearing the hijab [gives] me this whole other freedom that I never had. I started to notice this control I had of myself.”
January 21, 2016
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Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions; Sweet Honey in the Rock; Istanbul’s Historic Religious Monuments
January 15, 2016
Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions; Sweet Honey in the Rock; Istanbul’s Historic Religious Monuments
Hospital patients who don't express their end-of-life wishes can receive aggressive treatments that even their doctors say they wouldn't want for themselves; after 40 years of singing for social justice, this a capella group has released a music video tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr; a ...
January 15, 2016
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Sweet Honey in the Rock
January 14, 2016
Sweet Honey in the Rock
“It’s a very painful situation that we find ourselves in, of looking at where we’ve been and perhaps making the wrong assumption that so much progress has been made, when we see ourselves retreating right back to some of the same behaviors,” said Sweet Honey in the Rock member Nitanju Bolade ...
January 14, 2016
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Istanbul’s Historic Religious Monuments
January 14, 2016
Istanbul’s Historic Religious Monuments
Recent ISIS-linked bombings in Istanbul took place near two of the city's top tourist destinations, which are also two of the city's most important religious monuments: Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Watch scenes of both as author and Ottoman scholar Scott Rank, who lives in Turkey, discusses ...
January 14, 2016
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Faith Communities and Gun Violence; Death with Dignity; Faith Groups and Corporate Social Responsibility
January 8, 2016
Faith Communities and Gun Violence; Death with Dignity; Faith Groups and Corporate Social Responsibility
Many religious leaders and organizations approve of President Obama's new gun control measures; there is growing state interest in physician-assisted suicide legislation in the US; and an interfaith coalition of long-term shareholders and investors tries to influence companies to behave ethically
January 8, 2016
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Faith Communities and Gun Violence
January 8, 2016
Faith Communities and Gun Violence
"Surveys show that Americans are divided on this issue, and so [the White House] hopes that the faith community, by using moral arguments, can help them in their cause," says managing editor Kim Lawton.
January 8, 2016
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Death with Dignity
January 8, 2016
Death with Dignity
"People in this generation have had a lot of control over their own lives. They've had a lot of choices that they were able to make, living in relatively good financial circumstances, for example, and maybe they want choices to have at the end. They want to control how they go out," says University ...
January 8, 2016
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Faith Groups and Corporate Social Responsibility
January 8, 2016
Faith Groups and Corporate Social Responsibility
"Our argument has been quite simple,” says Rev. Seamus Finn, board chairman of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. “The more a company is able to integrate a good, solid social and environmental policy and governance policy into their model of business, then they will be around a ...
January 8, 2016
08:02
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