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Children’s Hajj
October 11, 2013
Children’s Hajj
At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka'ba as part of a mock Hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca.
October 11, 2013
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The Francis Factor, Supreme Court and Prayer, Pakistan Polio Campaign
October 4, 2013
The Francis Factor, Supreme Court and Prayer, Pakistan Polio Campaign
A Georgetown University panel discussion examining the influence of Pope Francis; a Supreme Court case over prayers at public government meetings; and the challenges hindering efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan.
October 4, 2013
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The Francis Factor
October 4, 2013
The Francis Factor
Watch excerpts from a panel discussion at Georgetown University examining the influence of Pope Francis' leadership on American public life six months after his election.
October 4, 2013
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Supreme Court and Prayer at Government Meetings
October 4, 2013
Supreme Court and Prayer at Government Meetings
"For the protection of government as well as for the protection of religion, they need to be separate. I think when government gets involved in religion, it corrupts religion, and I think when religion gets involved with government, it can corrupt government," says plaintiff Susan Galloway.
October 4, 2013
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Pakistan Polio Campaign
October 4, 2013
Pakistan Polio Campaign
Programs to vaccinate children here have been hampered by a suspicions about the purpose of the vaccinations, violence from extremists, and critics who say Pakistan has more pressing problems to deal with.
October 4, 2013
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Pakistan’s Christians, Implementing Obamacare
September 27, 2013
Pakistan’s Christians, Implementing Obamacare
Increasing violence against Christians in predominantly Muslim Pakistan; and the sharp divisions among people of faith over the Affordable Care Act’s various mandates and provisions
September 27, 2013
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Pakistan’s Christians
September 27, 2013
Pakistan’s Christians
In this predominantly Muslim nation, religious extremism and resentment of the West both contribute to violence against Pakistani Christians. "We feel most of the time we are not equal. Not only not equal, but the growing feeling is that we are not even wanted," says the Catholic archbishop of ...
September 27, 2013
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Implementing Obamacare
September 27, 2013
Implementing Obamacare
"As a person of faith, if I am to turn my back on people who have needs, medical needs, physical needs, I have turned my back on my faith," says Rev. Art Cribbs, executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. But Biola University religion and ethics professor Scott Rae believes ...
September 27, 2013
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Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace
September 24, 2013
Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace
More than 2,200 candle-lit paper lanterns with individually written messages of peace were set afloat onto a large reflecting pool in New York City in honor of people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace.
September 24, 2013
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Wadjda
September 23, 2013
Wadjda
“The Arab world will always be a religious place,” says film director Haifaa Al-Mansour, but “it’s important not to see ourselves as us against the world. It’s more of us with the world.”
September 23, 2013
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Methodist Gay Marriage, Chagall’s Jewish Jesus, Lindisfarne Gospels
September 20, 2013
Methodist Gay Marriage, Chagall’s Jewish Jesus, Lindisfarne Gospels
Divisions in the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage; the artistic and religious treasure that is represented by the oldest surviving English version of the New Testament Gospels; and artist Marc Chagall, whose many paintings of a crucified Jesus symbolize Jewish suffering and ...
September 20, 2013
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Lindisfarne Gospels
September 20, 2013
Lindisfarne Gospels
The oldest surviving English version of the New Testament Gospels withstood Viking raids and the Dark Ages to be exhibited this summer at Durham Cathedral.
September 20, 2013
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