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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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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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Moving Beyond the Confederate Flag
July 10, 2015
Moving Beyond the Confederate Flag
Faith communities, observes Howard University School of Divinity applied theology professor Harold Dean Trulear, are “founded on forgiveness.” Together the Charleston church shooting and the Confederate flag debate have “uncovered the depth of racism in our country and the ways our nation ...
July 10, 2015
03:30
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Racial Diversity in a Changing Harlem Congregation
July 10, 2015
Racial Diversity in a Changing Harlem Congregation
The gospel is "a message that knows no racial boundary," says Rev. Michael Walrond, senior pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. "When we begin to speak to the existential issues that bind us together, I think people find a home and a place of common ground."
July 10, 2015
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Flying Eye Hospital
July 10, 2015
Flying Eye Hospital
"This is very, very different than being the great white surgeon who comes in and does some magical surgeries and then leaves without imparting any of the magic to the surgeons in the community. It’s teaching the doctors the surgical skills to go forth and do good things for the community, and ...
July 10, 2015
08:02
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Religious Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling; Ethics of Gene Editing; Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods
July 2, 2015
Religious Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling; Ethics of Gene Editing; Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods
The Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage sharply divided communities of faith; a veteran community developer and urban activist advocates models of charity that let the poor thrive; and a new medical technology allows scientists to repair and replace defective genes in order to treat ...
July 2, 2015
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Religious Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
July 2, 2015
Religious Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
“Supporters of gay marriage say religion should not be used to discriminate against people. Religion should not be an excuse for people not to provide services or do their jobs. But conservative law firms are saying people have a right to stand up for what they believe, and they can’t be forced ...
July 2, 2015
03:12
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Supreme Court Rulings; Healing Moral Wounds of War; Former Mormons
June 26, 2015
Supreme Court Rulings; Healing Moral Wounds of War; Former Mormons
The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare and recognizes same-sex marriages nationwide; philosopher Nancy Sherman says combat veterans are coming home from our recent wars with deep moral injuries as well as physical wounds; and while the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responds openly to ...
June 26, 2015
25:46
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Health Care and Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Rulings
June 26, 2015
Health Care and Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Rulings
Correspondent Tim O'Brien observes that the High Court's upholding of gay marriage nationwide “is for gays and lesbians what Brown v Board of Education was for African Americans."
June 26, 2015
02:40
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Former Mormons
June 26, 2015
Former Mormons
"We want people to understand the history of this church," says Elder Marcus Nash, a leader of the LDS church who worked on a series of essays about questions of faith and contested church issues. But while this generation of Mormons may be “craving a more complicated narrative” about the ...
June 26, 2015
07:58
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Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Recalling Liberation Theology
June 19, 2015
Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Recalling Liberation Theology
In south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable communities affected by climate change; and we look back at the legacy of liberation theology, a movement begun in Latin America that sided with the poor and oppressed over the rich and powerful.
June 19, 2015
25:46
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Recalling Liberation Theology
June 19, 2015
Recalling Liberation Theology
Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, a Maryknoll priest in Nicaragua suspended by the Vatican for his leftist political activities in the seventies and eighties as part of the theological movement that was known for its radical embrace of the poor over the powerful, believes the Catholic Church under Pope ...
June 19, 2015
07:21
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