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Nelson Mandela, Pundits and the Pope, Christmas Gift Giving
December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, Pundits and the Pope, Christmas Gift Giving

The legacy of Nelson Mandela; the pope’s document urging Catholics to do more for the poor; churches and alternative Christmas gift-giving; and the growing number of Hispanic Protestants in the U.S.

December 6, 2013
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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
The first democratically elected president of South Africa died this week at the age of 95. We look back at the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who led the movement to end apartheid peacefully.
December 6, 2013
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Pundits and the Pope
December 6, 2013
Pundits and the Pope
"He has given a higher priority to the church’s social teachings, to our obligations to the poor, and to criticism of an unjust economy than we have heard in a long time," says Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne.
December 6, 2013
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Hispanic Protestants
December 6, 2013
Hispanic Protestants
Most Hispanics in the U.S. still call themselves Catholic, but more and more are joining Protestant churches, especially the younger generation. The explosive growth of the Protestant Hispanic population can be seen in places like New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, which draws more than 17,000 ...
December 6, 2013
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Christmas Gift Giving
December 6, 2013
Christmas Gift Giving
“Christmas is about Jesus’ birth and honoring Jesus with the priorities that Jesus would have in the world, especially amongst marginalized people. But what we’ve done is made it more about us,” says Rev. Mike Slaughter.
December 6, 2013
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Methodist Gay Marriage, Civil Rights Anniversary, Gettysburg Address
November 27, 2013
Methodist Gay Marriage, Civil Rights Anniversary, Gettysburg Address
Divisions in the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage; historian Taylor Branch on the key civil rights events of 1963; students and tutors recite the Gettysburg Address in honor of its 150th anniversary.
November 27, 2013
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Methodist Gay Marriage
November 27, 2013
Methodist Gay Marriage
The United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline states that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” and it prohibits Methodist ministers from performing same-sex marriages. But “these are unjust laws,” says Rev. Thomas Ogletree, “and therefore they do ...
November 27, 2013
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1963: Civil Rights 50th Anniversary
November 27, 2013
1963: Civil Rights 50th Anniversary
The civil rights movement was both “the work of the Lord and the work of freedom,” says author Taylor Branch. “It took redemption, and it took faith and tenacity, not just an empty, simple hope.”
November 27, 2013
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Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary
November 27, 2013
Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary
At New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Lincoln rented a pew and attended services, tutors and students recite the brief but eloquent speech that has come to be regarded as quite mystical in meaning. It puts forward both a language of responsibility and a moral vision of new life for the ...
November 27, 2013
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Thanksgivukkah, Relocating the Homeless, Comfort Dogs
November 22, 2013
Thanksgivukkah, Relocating the Homeless, Comfort Dogs
Celebrating Hanukkah and Thanksgiving on the same day; removing the homeless from downtown; and using dogs to comfort disaster victims.
November 22, 2013
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Thanksgivukkah
November 22, 2013
Thanksgivukkah
According to many in the Jewish community, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving have much more in common this year than just a calendar date. They both celebrate gratitude, community, and religious tolerance.
November 22, 2013
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Rabbi David Paskin Extended Interview
November 22, 2013
Rabbi David Paskin Extended Interview
"If Thanksgivukkah can be a spark that allows us to bring a little bit of the Hanukkah light into a Jewish person’s Thanksgiving table, then that’s a gift." 
November 22, 2013
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