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Buddhist University in India
September 6, 2013
Buddhist University in India
For decades, the Indian government has encouraged pilgrims to come to one of India’s holiest locations, the ancient city of Bodh Gaya. Now there is an effort to revive the Buddhist university that once flourished there long before universities like Cambridge and Oxford were founded in the West.
September 6, 2013
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Moral Questions on Syria Strikes, Sister Joan Chittister, India’s Jains
August 30, 2013
Moral Questions on Syria Strikes, Sister Joan Chittister, India’s Jains
University of Notre Dame professor George Lopez on moral questions and a possible Syria strike; Benedictine nun Joan Chittister on the need for reform in the Catholic Church; and India’s young Jains adapting their ancient religion to fit the modern world
August 30, 2013
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Moral Questions on Syria Strikes
August 30, 2013
Moral Questions on Syria Strikes
“Is there just cause and right intention? Yes, there’s a grave public evil with a chemical weapons attack. But on criteria of last resort, proportional response, probability of success, this strike idea really falls short of the mark.”
August 30, 2013
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Sister Joan Chittister
August 30, 2013
Sister Joan Chittister
“Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.”
August 30, 2013
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Sister Joan Chittister Extended Interview
August 30, 2013
Sister Joan Chittister Extended Interview
“Our purpose is to present the most humane, spiritual, moral, communal model of life for a world in chaos around us—to be an island of care and cohesion in the midst of all the movement.”
August 30, 2013
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Sister Anne Wambach Extended Interview
August 30, 2013
Sister Anne Wambach Extended Interview
"The world does really hunger for community and that is something that Benedictine spirituality has to offer. It is what Benedict did that was different. He created communities of people, brought people together to live this life in common."
August 30, 2013
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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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