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India’s Jains
August 30, 2013
India’s Jains
Many young Jains are finding that living in the modern world requires more flexibility than the anti-materialistic rules of their religion allow. "My grandparents said they don’t eat food at night. But going out with friends, having a social circle, we can’t be as strict as our grandparents," ...
August 30, 2013
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March on Washington 50th Anniversary, Moral Mondays
August 23, 2013
March on Washington 50th Anniversary, Moral Mondays
Black and white pastors in Sanford, Florida work toward racial reconciliation 50 years after the historic freedom march, and a series of protests in North Carolina use the language of faith to counter a conservative state legislature
August 23, 2013
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March on Washington 50th Anniversary
August 23, 2013
March on Washington 50th Anniversary
Recent events such as the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman have highlighted racial divides that still exist in the U.S. 50 years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In the wake of the shooting, local black and white pastors in ...
August 23, 2013
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Vincent Harding Extended Interview
August 23, 2013
Vincent Harding Extended Interview
“We need to remember that the anniversary of the March on Washington is not the anniversary of a speech, but the anniversary of a very important point in history to expand democracy, to deepen democracy, and to make democracy more faithful to its own sayings.”
August 23, 2013
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Moral Mondays
August 23, 2013
Moral Mondays
Religious leaders in North Carolina are being arrested in growing numbers to protest new laws they say adversely affect the poor, the aging, and children. “There is great biblical precedent for people being arrested,” says Rev. Richard Edens. “It’s a great heritage to be a part of.”
August 23, 2013
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Buddhist-Muslim Tensions in Burma
August 22, 2013
Buddhist-Muslim Tensions in Burma
"There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching," says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington ...
August 22, 2013
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Bride Trafficking in India, buildOn Movement, Buddhist Teachings on Aging
August 16, 2013
Bride Trafficking in India, buildOn Movement, Buddhist Teachings on Aging
A report from India on the problem of bride trafficking; a visit with the student volunteers and the founder of buildOn, a movement inspired by the social justice demands of his Catholic faith; and a conversation with Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond about aging as a spiritual practice.
August 16, 2013
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Bride Trafficking in India
August 16, 2013
Bride Trafficking in India
In a country where the expectation to marry is high, is a shortage of females fueling the trafficking of young women to fill the need for brides?
August 16, 2013
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buildOn Movement
August 16, 2013
buildOn Movement
“I am convinced that the kids from the most challenging circumstances are also the grittiest, the most determined. and have the biggest capacity for compassion," says buildOn's founder Jim Ziolkowski.
August 16, 2013
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Buddhist Teachings on Aging
August 16, 2013
Buddhist Teachings on Aging
Watch Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond explain a Buddhist approach to old age and read an excerpt from his book "Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser."
August 16, 2013
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Lewis Richmond Extended Interview
August 16, 2013
Lewis Richmond Extended Interview
“Kindness is one of the gifts older people can bring to a society, because they have seen what happens when kindness disappears from the world. It’s not pretty.”
August 16, 2013
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New State Dept. Faith Office, Bobby McFerrin, Thousand-Dollar Genome
August 9, 2013
New State Dept. Faith Office, Bobby McFerrin, Thousand-Dollar Genome
A new initiative to better engage religion with US foreign policy; musician Bobby McFerrin on music, faith, and the human spirit; ethical guidelines for genetic testing, especially in children
August 9, 2013
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