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America’s Journey for Justice
September 18, 2015
America’s Journey for Justice
"We are trying to convey to the folks that the right to vote is a civic sacrament, and the voting booth is in fact the altar of our democracy. And for us to allow voter disenfranchisement and suppression to go on is a desecration of both," says NAACP president Cornell Brooks, who led the America's ...
September 18, 2015
02:40
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Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ears; New Jewish Prayer Book
September 11, 2015
Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ears; New Jewish Prayer Book
The case of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and same-sex marriage has raised questions about the limits of religious freedom; residents in San Juan County, Utah are fighting a proposal to create a national monument that protects Native American land; and Jews in the Reform movement begin using a new ...
September 11, 2015
25:46
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Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law
September 11, 2015
Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law
"There are extraordinary circumstances under which people may be able to break the law and claim higher authority, but being an elected official is not one of them," says Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. But Roger Severino of the Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center ...
September 11, 2015
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The Battle Over Bears Ears
September 11, 2015
The Battle Over Bears Ears
Twenty-five Indian tribes want the federal government to protect nearly two million acres of land sacred to Native Americans. But the proposal has created tension with local residents who want access to the land for recreation and development.
September 11, 2015
08:54
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A New Jewish Prayer Book
September 11, 2015
A New Jewish Prayer Book
"We really wanted to create a prayer book that is inclusive of the full range of who is in our community today," says Rabbi Hara Person, executive editor of the Reform movement’s new holiday prayer book.
September 11, 2015
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Rabbi Hara Person Extended Interview
September 11, 2015
Rabbi Hara Person Extended Interview
“We come every year. We sit in these pews, and yet every year our lives have changed, and we can really reflect on that change from year to year. Who is with us this year? Who was with us last year who’s not with us this year? Who’s going to be with us next year?”
September 11, 2015
09:36
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Rabbi Andrew Busch Extended Interview
September 11, 2015
Rabbi Andrew Busch Extended Interview
Watch more of our interview with Rabbi Andrew Busch of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation about Reform Judaism’s new prayer book for the High Holy Days.
September 11, 2015
01:17
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Affordable Heart Surgery; Jewish Environmentalism
September 4, 2015
Affordable Heart Surgery; Jewish Environmentalism
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty provides world-class heart surgery that even India's poorest can afford; and a farming fellowship offers young Jewish adults the chance to "cultivate the soil and their soul"
September 4, 2015
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Affordable Heart Surgery
September 4, 2015
Affordable Heart Surgery
"I am very, very spiritual but I am not religious. I believe in the existence of God, and before I start an operation I pray to God, and after the surgery I again pray to him for taking me through the operation."
September 4, 2015
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Jewish Environmentalism
September 4, 2015
Jewish Environmentalism
"Judaism is very deeply rooted in agriculture, and I didn’t know that before,” says Molly Zimmerman, who had the support of a three-month fellowship from Hazon, a Jewish environmental group, to learn about organic farming. “Being able to learn things from the Torah related to the things that I ...
September 4, 2015
08:01
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Environmental Justice in Mossville; Payday Lenders; Terence Blanchard
August 28, 2015
Environmental Justice in Mossville; Payday Lenders; Terence Blanchard
A small African-American town in Louisiana has been overrun by petrochemical plants and pollution; in Alabama, churches confront predatory short-term loans at exorbitant rates that target and trap the poor; and renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks about Hurricane Katrina, music, ...
August 28, 2015
25:46
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Environmental Justice in Mossville
August 28, 2015
Environmental Justice in Mossville
"They have created an environment that doesn’t look out for the welfare of the people, but looks out for the welfare of the company," says retired Army General Russel Honore, who is mobilizing an alliance of civic, community, and environmental groups in Louisiana called The Green Army.
August 28, 2015
09:21
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