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Upanayanam
July 24, 2015
Upanayanam
We visited a Hindu religious coming-of-age ceremony for nine-year-old Rushil Ramakrishnan at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland.
July 24, 2015
06:39
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A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
July 17, 2015
A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
A madrasa in Pakistan is proving that an Islamic school can offer a useful education while avoiding politics and extremism; members of the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York say singing as a group feeds their souls and creates community; and after a month of fasting, Muslims celebrate the ...
July 17, 2015
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A Different Islamic School
July 17, 2015
A Different Islamic School
"There's threat to whatever we do here at Jamia Islamia. But for me, it is a mission," says Mufti Abu Huraira, whose father established the Jamia Islamia Clifton madrasa where students are vetted for any ties to extremist activities and political discussion is forbidden.
July 17, 2015
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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
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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
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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
08:32
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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
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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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