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The Aga Khan; The Singing Monks of Norcia
July 31, 2015
The Aga Khan; The Singing Monks of Norcia
The spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims speaks about poverty, peace, philanthropy, and religious understanding; a chart-topping album conveys the music that is central to Benedictine monastic life.
July 31, 2015
25:46
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Aga Khan Extended Interview
July 31, 2015
Aga Khan Extended Interview
"We used to have situations, particularly in isolated parts of the world, high mountain areas, where different communities were practicing a different form of Islam from one village to the other. What we want to do is to have those villages work together. Accept that there are different ...
July 31, 2015
04:19
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The Singing Monks of Norcia
July 31, 2015
The Singing Monks of Norcia
"When a monk gives his life to God, he has to express that in a physical way, not just an intellectual way, and singing involves the whole body and the mind and the soul, and so it’s a wonderful way of keeping this relationship between God and the monk," says Father Cassian, prior of the ...
July 31, 2015
08:38
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Religion in Cuba; Women’s Mosque of America; Upanayanam
July 24, 2015
Religion in Cuba; Women’s Mosque of America; Upanayanam
The Cuban government is showing signs of being more open to religious life in Cuba; women lead prayers and preach sermons at a new all-female mosque; and a Hindu boy's rite of passage.
July 24, 2015
25:46
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Women’s Mosque of America
July 24, 2015
Women’s Mosque of America
"Women have for a long time felt shut out from mosques everywhere. And so instead of trying to argue against whether this women’s mosque should exist or not, they should really be looking at their own communities and wondering how they can make them a more welcoming place for everyone," says Dr. ...
July 24, 2015
08:57
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Upanayanam
July 24, 2015
Upanayanam
We visited a Hindu religious coming-of-age ceremony for nine-year-old Rushil Ramakrishnan at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland.
July 24, 2015
06:39
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A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
July 17, 2015
A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
A madrasa in Pakistan is proving that an Islamic school can offer a useful education while avoiding politics and extremism; members of the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York say singing as a group feeds their souls and creates community; and after a month of fasting, Muslims celebrate the ...
July 17, 2015
25:47
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A Different Islamic School
July 17, 2015
A Different Islamic School
"There's threat to whatever we do here at Jamia Islamia. But for me, it is a mission," says Mufti Abu Huraira, whose father established the Jamia Islamia Clifton madrasa where students are vetted for any ties to extremist activities and political discussion is forbidden.
July 17, 2015
07:01
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Singing in a Chorus
July 17, 2015
Singing in a Chorus
"To me, the choir is really a microcosm of what a community ought to be. People are not worried about status within their social position or their family hierarchy. What they are worried about is all together singing D major," says John Maclay, music director of the Choral Society at New York ...
July 17, 2015
07:59
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Eid al-Fitr
July 17, 2015
Eid al-Fitr
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia describes the rituals and spiritual significance of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.
July 17, 2015
02:37
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Bring a Friend to Mosque
July 17, 2015
Bring a Friend to Mosque
Some mosques use the month of Ramadan as an opportunity to educate friends and neighbors about Islam. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia encourages members of its congregation to bring non-Muslim friends to their iftar dinners, the meal that breaks the fast during ...
July 17, 2015
01:22
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Moving Beyond the Confederate Flag; Changing Harlem Congregation; Flying Eye Hospital
July 10, 2015
Moving Beyond the Confederate Flag; Changing Harlem Congregation; Flying Eye Hospital
In South Carolina, a symbol of racial hatred and violence has been removed, but deep divisions remain, says Howard School of Divinity theology professor Harold Dean Trulear; First Corinthian Baptist Church, a historic African-American congregation in Harlem, is becoming more racially diverse; and ...
July 10, 2015
25:48
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