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Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
October 16, 2015
Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
Casa del Migrante offers safe harbor to those fleeing violence and poverty in Central America; and a new novel focuses on the flawed biblical figure of King David.
October 16, 2015
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Mexico Migrant Center
October 16, 2015
Mexico Migrant Center
"All people who come here injured or hurt do not leave here until they’re completely recovered. They have to leave here as persons who are free and with dignity," says Rev. Pedro Pantoja, a 72-year-old Jesuit priest who founded Casa del Migrante shelter in Saltillo, Mexico.
October 16, 2015
08:49
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Novelist Geraldine Brooks
October 16, 2015
Novelist Geraldine Brooks
"What I really loved about researching this book was reading [Abraham Joshua] Heschel on the Hebrew prophets. He says these are some of the most confounding and troublesome men who ever lived, and I’ve always been attracted to brave idealists—the people who take the human condition, the ethical ...
October 16, 2015
08:47
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New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary
October 16, 2015
New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary
Five years ago, the historic VTS chapel burned to the ground. Now a new chapel and chapel garden have been dedicated that are "fit for the 21st century and the future of the church…so many lives are formed in this space," says Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of VTS.
October 16, 2015
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The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities; Laughter Yoga
October 9, 2015
The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities; Laughter Yoga
Physician Barry Kerzin brings Buddhist compassion and meditation to Western medicine; an ultra-Orthodox Jewish charity finds live kidney donors for grateful transplant recipients who are also Jewish; and a growing spiritual practice combines the breathing techniques of yoga and the joy of laughing.
October 9, 2015
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The Dalai Lama’s Doctor
October 9, 2015
The Dalai Lama’s Doctor
Buddhism became a sanctuary for Dr. Barry Kerzin and led to his ordination as a monk. Now he serves as the Dalai Lama’s personal physician and combines his medical wisdom with love and compassion that translate into empathy.
October 9, 2015
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Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
October 9, 2015
Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
“What are the ethics and morals of Jews giving kidneys to anybody, as long as that recipient is Jewish?” asks writer Paul Berger, who works for the national Jewish newspaper Forward.
October 9, 2015
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Laughter Yoga
October 9, 2015
Laughter Yoga
A growing new spiritual practice combines the breathing techniques of yoga with laughter. Practitioners say it helps them achieve joy and spiritual well-being. At a laughter yoga session at Washington National Cathedral, we talk with instructor Diane Cohen, who says laughter yoga releases “that ...
October 9, 2015
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Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
October 2, 2015
Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
The pope has returned to Rome, but his words and actions are still being debated; and young Israeli-Palestinian singers of the Jerusalem International YMCA believe in “transcending conflict through song."
October 2, 2015
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Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis
October 2, 2015
Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis
"The pope looks at the world in a different way. He looks at the world, he looks at economics, he looks at the environment, politics from the bottom up, from the outside in, and those aren't Washington's priorities or Washington's ways. So we've had an alternative vision and a great example, and my ...
October 2, 2015
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Jerusalem Youth Chorus
October 2, 2015
Jerusalem Youth Chorus
"Jerusalem is a place historically if there is something different about us, let’s fight about it. That’s basically the vibe. And so we and the chorus are trying to create an alternate reality," says conductor Micah Hendler. He founded the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, an ensemble of Israeli and ...
October 2, 2015
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Impact of Pope’s U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
September 25, 2015
Impact of Pope’s U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
Pope Francis energized American Catholics and others with his message of peace, compassion, justice, and human dignity; and some Catholics hope that the Church under Pope Francis will be open to reform on divorce, contraceptives, and marriage
September 25, 2015
25:47
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