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1963: Civil Rights 50th Anniversary
November 27, 2013
1963: Civil Rights 50th Anniversary
The civil rights movement was both “the work of the Lord and the work of freedom,” says author Taylor Branch. “It took redemption, and it took faith and tenacity, not just an empty, simple hope.”
November 27, 2013
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Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary
November 27, 2013
Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary
At New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Lincoln rented a pew and attended services, tutors and students recite the brief but eloquent speech that has come to be regarded as quite mystical in meaning. It puts forward both a language of responsibility and a moral vision of new life for the ...
November 27, 2013
01:56
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Thanksgivukkah, Relocating the Homeless, Comfort Dogs
November 22, 2013
Thanksgivukkah, Relocating the Homeless, Comfort Dogs
Celebrating Hanukkah and Thanksgiving on the same day; removing the homeless from downtown; and using dogs to comfort disaster victims.
November 22, 2013
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Thanksgivukkah
November 22, 2013
Thanksgivukkah
According to many in the Jewish community, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving have much more in common this year than just a calendar date. They both celebrate gratitude, community, and religious tolerance.
November 22, 2013
08:33
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Rabbi David Paskin Extended Interview
November 22, 2013
Rabbi David Paskin Extended Interview
"If Thanksgivukkah can be a spark that allows us to bring a little bit of the Hanukkah light into a Jewish person’s Thanksgiving table, then that’s a gift." 
November 22, 2013
05:30
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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
07:58
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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
02:10
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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
25:49
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