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Aravind Eye Hospital
June 4, 2010
Aravind Eye Hospital
Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world's poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks.
June 4, 2010
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Wilderness Spirituality
June 4, 2010
Wilderness Spirituality
"It is much easier for God to get through our defenses when we're in a wilderness," says John Lionberger. He leads kayak and canoe trips that he says "get to the transcendent through the physical."
June 4, 2010
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Thomas Farr: Religious Freedom and Obama’s Cairo Speech
June 4, 2010
Thomas Farr: Religious Freedom and Obama’s Cairo Speech
Thomas Farr, associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University and former director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, assesses the progress that's been made in advancing religious freedom one year after President Obama's Cairo ...
June 4, 2010
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Farah Pandith: “Everything Has Changed”
June 1, 2010
Farah Pandith: “Everything Has Changed”
Watch Farah Pandith, the US State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, discuss the status of relations between the US and the Muslim world.
June 1, 2010
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Tariq Ramadan: Muslims and the West
June 1, 2010
Tariq Ramadan: Muslims and the West
Watch excerpts from remarks by Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan, who made his first visit to the US since the Obama administration lifted a six-year-old ban against him.
June 1, 2010
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Stanley Carlson-Thies Extended Interview
May 28, 2010
Stanley Carlson-Thies Extended Interview
The fight is not over whether faith groups are subject to the law, says the president of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, "because they are subject to whatever the law is, which in many cases makes this exception for them. The question is should this exception be allowed to continue?"
May 28, 2010
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Barry Lynn Extended Interview
May 28, 2010
Barry Lynn Extended Interview
"I don't see any special right in the Constitution or elsewhere that allows a church to take money and discriminate," says the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
May 28, 2010
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Apology and Remembrance
May 25, 2010
Apology and Remembrance
A recent event at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC celebrated Native American spirituality and apologized to native peoples of the US for past wrongs.
May 25, 2010
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Juvenile Sentencing Decision
May 21, 2010
Juvenile Sentencing Decision
Five Supreme Court justices have agreed that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment forbids sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed.
May 21, 2010
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Churches and Arizona Immigration Law
May 21, 2010
Churches and Arizona Immigration Law
"There are moments when we must challenge the laws of society," says Bishop Minerva Carcano of the United Methodist Church's Desert Southwest Conference.
May 21, 2010
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A High Court with No Protestants
May 14, 2010
A High Court with No Protestants
Some have said the nomination of Elena Kagan marks the passing of American Protestantism. Others celebrate it as a measure of how far the country has come.
May 14, 2010
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Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trial
May 14, 2010
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trial
"When mass violence hits a country and tears it apart, it takes a long time for it to repair itself," says human rights activist Eric Stover.
May 14, 2010
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