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Sanctuary Movement; 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
February 3, 2017
Sanctuary Movement; 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Faith communities across the country are offering their houses of worship as places of sanctuary for undocumented immigrants; and it was Martin Luther, a stubborn monk and towering thinker, whose own spiritual crisis began a momentous religious revolution in 1517.

February 3, 2017
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Sanctuary Movement
February 3, 2017
Sanctuary Movement
Bob Feinman of Humane Borders says he “didn’t spend a whole lot of time paying attention to the rabbis” when he was in religious school as a child. “But the one thing I remember was the Seder every year at Passover, the Exodus. We were the ones that walked around in circles following Moses ...
February 3, 2017
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500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
February 3, 2017
500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
“We hope to celebrate this anniversary without hiding the problematic side, the dark side of Martin Luther,” says Rev Johannes Block, pastor of the Evangelical City and Parish Church of St. Mary’s in Wittenberg, Germany, where Luther himself preached hundreds and hundreds of sermons in the ...
February 3, 2017
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Extended Interview: Professor Michael Root
February 3, 2017
Extended Interview: Professor Michael Root
“I don’t see Protestant-Catholic unity coming in the immediate future,” says Michael Root, professor of systematic theology at the Catholic University of America. “There are real differences. The question we face is how do we both affirm the commonalities while being honest about the ...
February 3, 2017
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Religious Reaction to Trump Executive Orders; New Camaldoli Hermitage; Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”
January 27, 2017
Religious Reaction to Trump Executive Orders; New Camaldoli Hermitage; Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”

Some communities of faith and religious leaders have responded sharply to the president’s recent directives; more and more lay people want to associate with and experience monastic life; and a new movie about Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan makes visible … More

January 27, 2017
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Religious Reaction to Trump Executive Orders
January 27, 2017
Religious Reaction to Trump Executive Orders
“We have a government now that is trying to legislate what it means to be faithful—faithful to America, faithful to a particular religious perspective,” says Rabbi Jack Moline, president of the Interfaith Alliance. “We heard that in the pre-inaugural sermon that the president was presented ...
January 27, 2017
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New Camaldoli Hermitage
January 27, 2017
New Camaldoli Hermitage
“We’re going back to where it all began,” says Fr. Columba Stewart, a scholar of monasticism and a Benedictine monk at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, “with a variety of models of Christian ascetic life, and by ascetic I just mean disciplined. That’s what people are ...
January 27, 2017
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Extended Interview Fr. Columba Stewart OSB
January 27, 2017
Extended Interview Fr. Columba Stewart OSB
“What St. Benedict is doing is providing a charter for making a community that really endures and that can encompass a variety of people who aren’t all there because they have the same personality or like the same music or have the same hobby. They’re all there for some purpose that’s really ...
January 27, 2017
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Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”
January 27, 2017
Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”
His movie "Silence," says director Martin Scorsese, “is the struggle for the very essence of faith, stripping away everything else around it. You have to find a relationship with Jesus,” says Scorsese, “with yourself, really, because that’s the one you face.”
January 27, 2017
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Religion and the New Trump Administration; Terry Waite
January 19, 2017
Religion and the New Trump Administration; Terry Waite

We discuss the influence religion and communities of faith will have on President Trump and our future public life; and this special envoy and former hostage ponders the meaning of faith and forgiveness, words and silence.

January 19, 2017
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Religion and the New Trump Administration
January 19, 2017
Religion and the New Trump Administration
“I have heard that the Trump presidency could see the reemergence of a real Christian left in the United States,” says Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America.
January 19, 2017
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Terry Waite
January 19, 2017
Terry Waite
“I said this to myself in the face of my captors: You have the power to break my body, and you’ve tried. You have the power to bend my mind, and you’ve tried. But my soul is not yours to possess. In other words, my soul lay in the hand of God.”
January 19, 2017
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