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Relocating the Homeless
November 22, 2013
Relocating the Homeless
As cities grapple with the problem of homelessness, some believe the solution is to move them to "retreats" outside the city. But critics say such proposals are cases of "out of sight, out of mind" that will actually result in more homelessness.
November 22, 2013
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Comfort Dogs
November 22, 2013
Comfort Dogs
Dogs, says Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities, are “a very gifted part of God’s creation.” In disaster situations they sense when someone is hurting, and together with their handlers they minister compassionately to the needs of victims.
November 22, 2013
01:55
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Catholic Bishops, Catholic President; Gun Violence; Long Forgotten Mentally Ill
November 15, 2013
Catholic Bishops, Catholic President; Gun Violence; Long Forgotten Mentally Ill
A conversation on the agenda of the US Catholic bishops and the anniversary of JFK's assassination; the debate over gun control in communities of faith; and a movement to identify the unmarked graves of mentally disabled patients
November 15, 2013
25:47
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Catholic Bishops, Catholic President
November 15, 2013
Catholic Bishops, Catholic President
For American Catholics, "the election of Kennedy was an important moment in history, where they were recognized and accepted by American society as true Americans," says Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J. But anti-Catholicism continued to linger until JFK’s assassination, when the 34th president became an ...
November 15, 2013
03:44
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Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J.: “A Vote for Continuity”
November 15, 2013
Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J.: “A Vote for Continuity”
This senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter says new US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Kurtz is "not going to be just a simple culture warrior, I think he’s going to have more complexity to him."
November 15, 2013
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The Long Forgotten Mentally Ill
November 15, 2013
The Long Forgotten Mentally Ill
Rights groups are working to identify the unmarked graves of mentally disabled patients in Minnesota to give them the respect and dignity in death that they didn't receive in life.
November 15, 2013
05:57
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Legislative Prayer, American Dream, Kristallnacht, Coventry Cathedral
November 8, 2013
Legislative Prayer, American Dream, Kristallnacht, Coventry Cathedral
A Supreme Court case tests the limits of public prayer and the First Amendment; income inequality threatens to put an end to the American Dream; its 75th anniversary recalls a violent anti-Semitic pogrom known as the "night of broken glass"; and the destruction of a historic British cathedral during ...
November 8, 2013
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Legislative Prayer
November 8, 2013
Legislative Prayer
"This case is about Christians aggressively imposing themselves upon their fellow citizens with the power of government," says plaintiff lawyer Douglas Laycock. But defense attorney Tom Hungar warned that the case could lead to "government regulating the theological content of prayers, prescribing ...
November 8, 2013
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American Dream
November 8, 2013
American Dream
“One of my goals is to get pastors and congregations to feel emboldened to ask questions about the economy,” says Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
November 8, 2013
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Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary
November 8, 2013
Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary
“You had people watching synagogues burn. You had people looting business that had been plundered. You had people joining in on the violence."
November 8, 2013
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Victoria Barnett Extended Interview
November 8, 2013
Victoria Barnett Extended Interview
Kristallnacht, says this historian who directs the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, was a pogrom, an escalation of violence against the Jewish population at a time when America was heavily isolationist: “There were a variety of factors that made ...
November 8, 2013
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Coventry Cathedral
November 8, 2013
Coventry Cathedral
Out of the ashes and rubble of World War II a ministry of forgiveness, peace and reconciliation was born “to heal the wounds of history.”
November 8, 2013
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