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Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation; New Christian Contemplatives
April 15, 2016
Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation; New Christian Contemplatives

The debate over deportation and immigration reform gets played out from the border to the Supreme Court; and an Episcopal church in Richmond, Virginia offers a more open, more mystical experience of God.
 
 

April 15, 2016
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Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation
April 15, 2016
Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation
“One of our great strengths is to make visible in appropriate ways the migrant men, women, and children we serve,” says Rev. Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, a Catholic ministry in Mexico and the US. “The more visible they become, even to our political ...
April 15, 2016
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New Christian Contemplatives
April 15, 2016
New Christian Contemplatives
“It wasn’t that there was a failure on the part of the church at all,” says Millie Cain, a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. “It was just that I was hungry for a more visceral experience of the divine. And it’s such a gift to experience that together in ...
April 15, 2016
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Diana Butler Bass Extended Interview
April 15, 2016
Diana Butler Bass Extended Interview

“People want to be their own theologians. People don’t just want to receive truth from an institution. They want to participate with a tradition and make a truth that is meaningful for their own lives.”

April 15, 2016
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Gary Jones Extended Interview
April 15, 2016
Gary Jones Extended Interview

“The thing that’s dying is a kind of old allegiance to particular institutions or institutional manifestations of the divine. There’s just not much interest in that. The thing that seems to be coming alive is this awareness of God, a … More

April 15, 2016
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Pope Francis’ Document on Family Life; Stemming Chicago Gun Violence; Church Ushers
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis’ Document on Family Life; Stemming Chicago Gun Violence; Church Ushers

A new papal exhortation called “The Joy of Love” tries to “see the grace in people’s lives”; Religious leaders are working to foster empathy and forgiveness among the survivors of shooting victims; The ushers at Hemingway Memorial AME Church in … More

April 8, 2016
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Pope Francis’ Document on Family Life
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis’ Document on Family Life
“There’s no abstract family. There’s no ideal family,” says Father Tom Reese, SJ, senior analyst at National Catholic Reporter. The pope, he adds, “is tired of the church being judgmental and laying down rules. Instead, he wants us to walk with these couples with compassion. Treat them as ...
April 8, 2016
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Stemming Chicago Gun Violence
April 7, 2016
Stemming Chicago Gun Violence
“I look at crime or violence as a violation of relationships. Some people are harmed, some people do that harm. So the role of restorative justice is to repair, as best we can, those relationships” says Father Dave Kelly. He directs the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation on Chicago’s ...
April 7, 2016
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Chicago Gun Violence; John Danforth on Religion and Politics
April 1, 2016
Chicago Gun Violence; John Danforth on Religion and Politics

Faith groups and religious leaders try to defeat the city’s gun violence crisis; a former US senator questions whether religion has any place in politics.
 
 

April 1, 2016
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Chicago Gun Violence
March 30, 2016
Chicago Gun Violence
“Sometimes the pain that’s resident in the community—it can be overwhelming,” says Rev. David Watkins III, pastor of Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood. “However, part of the hope of the gospel is that even in the midst of despair, you ...
March 30, 2016
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John Danforth on Religion and Politics
March 30, 2016
John Danforth on Religion and Politics
In The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics, former Missouri senator John Danforth, an Episcopal priest, explores how an over-emphasis on religion has changed the tone of American politics and whether religious values can help to mend a badly fractured political system.
March 30, 2016
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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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