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Yale Institute of Sacred Music
May 8, 2015
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
“There is something about the experience of a big group of people singing together, and really singing from the bottom of their hearts, and it does something to you that lifts us out of the intellectual pursuits we do all day long,” says Maggi Dawn, dean of Yale’s Marquand Chapel.
May 8, 2015
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Mark Burnett on the Cradle of Christianity Fund
May 8, 2015
Mark Burnett on the Cradle of Christianity Fund
“We have managed through our fund to help 72,000 Christians get through the harsh Syrian winter. Imagine surviving persecution and the threats of death, only to freeze to death.”
May 8, 2015
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Making Peace in Baltimore; Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Converting to Judaism
May 1, 2015
Making Peace in Baltimore; Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Converting to Judaism
Episcopal Bishop of Maryland Eugene Sutton discusses the moral voice of churches in response to Baltimore's problems of race, poverty, and violence; the Supreme Court hears lawyers argue a case that could make same-sex marriage legal in every state; and Jewish converts talk about both the ...
May 1, 2015
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Making Peace in Baltimore
May 1, 2015
Making Peace in Baltimore
"It took many parts of very many communities to make peace in Baltimore," says Eugene Sutton, Episcopal Bishop of Maryland. "Religious leaders from all over the city—Christian mainly, Muslim and Jewish leaders—got out on the streets and congregations and really proclaimed a message of hope and ...
May 1, 2015
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Same-Sex Marriage Case
May 1, 2015
Same-Sex Marriage Case
John Bursch, the main lawyer arguing why the states should not be required to license same-sex marriages, summed the issue up this way: "You can love your neighbor no matter what their sexual orientation is—what choices they make about their life—and still have a disagreement about what marriage ...
May 1, 2015
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Converting to Judaism
May 1, 2015
Converting to Judaism
“For Judaism to survive in the 21st century and beyond, it needs to be broad, and to not accept converts in the most inclusive way possible challenges that breadth and potentially narrows who we are," says Shmuly Yanklowitz, an Orthodox rabbi and himself a convert to Judaism.
May 1, 2015
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Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; America’s Incarcerated
April 24, 2015
Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; America’s Incarcerated

Growing social acceptance of gay marriage and an upcoming Supreme Court case cause some evangelicals to reexamine their views on sexuality and marriage; criminal justice reformers question the social and economic costs of extreme punishments, lengthy sentences, and a history … More

April 24, 2015
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Matthew Vines on God and the Gay Christian
April 24, 2015
Matthew Vines on God and the Gay Christian
Watch excerpts from R&E’s recent interview with Matthew Vines, author of the book “God and the Gay Christian” and founder and president of the Reformation Project, an effort “to train Christians to support and affirm LGBT people.”
April 24, 2015
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Creating Artificial Intelligence; Church Mass Mobs
April 17, 2015
Creating Artificial Intelligence; Church Mass Mobs
What happens if computers become capable of human intelligence and moral decision-making? A growing grassroots movement uses social media to organize "flash mobs" that fill empty pews and collection plates at struggling urban churches
April 17, 2015
25:47
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Creating Artificial Intelligence
April 17, 2015
Creating Artificial Intelligence
"Artificial intelligence is the ultimate powerful technology, because if we ever succeed in making machines that are much smarter than us and keep amplifying their own intelligence, there’s basically no limit to how much we can figure out with their help. There's also no limit to the extent we ...
April 17, 2015
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Church Mass Mobs
April 17, 2015
Church Mass Mobs
“People in the community get to value something they weren’t familiar with before and realize what we have that’s so worth preserving," says Margaret Dick, a member of Buffalo’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Only about 100 people attend morning mass, but when Buffalo Mass Mob ...
April 17, 2015
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Rising Christian Persecution; Deaf Church; A Holocaust Survivor Returns to Poland
April 10, 2015
Rising Christian Persecution; Deaf Church; A Holocaust Survivor Returns to Poland
Increasing violence against Christians around the world is renewing calls for better religious freedom protection in places like the Middle East and Africa; a congregation of deaf Roman Catholics is fighting the Archdiocese of New York’s plan to close their parish to save money; and the opening ...
April 10, 2015
25:47
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