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Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban; Peter Singer on Effective Altruism; Hanukkah on the River
December 11, 2015
Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban; Peter Singer on Effective Altruism; Hanukkah on the River
Religious leaders are taking a stand against anti-Islam rhetoric and discrimination directed at Muslims; a Princeton ethicist and philosopher says living a fully ethical life means doing the most good we can; and menorahs, dreidels, latkes, and boat parades "spread the miracle" of Hanukkah to ...
December 11, 2015
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Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban
December 11, 2015
Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban
"I would caution us against thinking that being against one group isn’t going to spill over and hurt many more people," says Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim-American scholar and director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
December 11, 2015
08:46
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US Muslim Ban Extended Conversation
December 11, 2015
US Muslim Ban Extended Conversation
"If we look back in our families, we find that we're all immigrants. Whoever they were, they were the stranger, they were the people who were looked upon as foreigners. For us to turn over and suddenly be prejudiced against some newcomers, this is denying our own heritage."
December 11, 2015
10:34
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Peter Singer on Effective Altruism
December 11, 2015
Peter Singer on Effective Altruism
"With charity people don’t ask, do I get better value for my money by giving to this charity rather than that one? That aspect of market thinking, that I want value for money, is something the effective altruism movement is trying to bring into philanthropy.”
December 11, 2015
07:41
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Hanukkah on the River
December 11, 2015
Hanukkah on the River
"When people stand together and see the menorah being lit, we're hoping to inspire them to a greater level of commitment and dedication to their own faith and tradition."
December 11, 2015
03:28
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Rabbi Chaim Block Extended Interview
December 11, 2015
Rabbi Chaim Block Extended Interview
"We'll find as many opportunities as we can to light the menorah because, after all, it's about bringing as much light as we can into our world."
December 11, 2015
01:34
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Ethics of Gene Editing; Supreme Court and Affirmative Action; Jim and Jill Kelly
December 4, 2015
Ethics of Gene Editing; Supreme Court and Affirmative Action; Jim and Jill Kelly
Scientists and policymakers discuss guidelines for manipulating human genes; the Supreme Court revisits the issue of diversity in college admissions policies; and faith gives the retired NFL star and his wife the strength to cope with cancer and death
December 4, 2015
25:52
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Ethics of Gene Editing
December 4, 2015
Ethics of Gene Editing
A promising new medical technique known as gene editing—deleting, inserting, or replacing genes in human cells—has the potential to cure many genetic diseases. But ethicist Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society is concerned about the safety of the technology, the ethical ...
December 4, 2015
05:52
Supreme Court and Affirmative Action
December 4, 2015
Supreme Court and Affirmative Action
Racial diversity is only “one factor among many” in admissions decisions, according to the University of Texas vice president for diversity. But if the Supreme Court decides to abandon racial preferences, what will become of the pursuit of racial justice in education?
December 4, 2015
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Jim and Jill Kelly
December 4, 2015
Jim and Jill Kelly
"You can only be tough so much,” admits Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly. Together he and his wife Jill and their daughters have confronted the death of a terminally ill son and Jim’s struggles with cancer. But “those things we go through that cause us to be tested, or to doubt, or to fear—those ...
December 4, 2015
08:43
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Omid Safi: Planning for Healing as Others Plan for Destruction
November 25, 2015
Omid Safi: Planning for Healing as Others Plan for Destruction
Professor Omid Safi, director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center, says the Paris terror attacks were a “harbinger” of more to come. He urges faith communities to build relationships of trust and begin a global conversation about religion so they can be ready to begin the healing process ...
November 25, 2015
00:52
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Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods
November 25, 2015
Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods
Religious activists are trying to help vulnerable communities in south Louisiana already affected by climate change; a community developer challenges common conceptions about modern charitable work
November 25, 2015
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