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Muslim Initiatives Against Extremism
February 27, 2015
Muslim Initiatives Against Extremism
American Muslims are not going to let their faith be defined by ISIS, says Hoda Elshishtawy, national policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “Islam is about life, human rights, dignity, justice. Muslims are taking back that narrative.”
February 27, 2015
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India’s Sacred Cows
February 27, 2015
India’s Sacred Cows
Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance. But people who want to protect these creatures must also deal with those who think cows are little more than a nuisance.
February 27, 2015
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Women’s Purim
February 27, 2015
Women’s Purim
More and more Orthodox Jewish women are celebrating Purim by taking the lead in reading aloud to other women the heroic story of a queen and her people in the Book of Esther.
February 27, 2015
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White House Summit on Extremism; A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Churches in Pubs
February 20, 2015
White House Summit on Extremism; A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Churches in Pubs
Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council on terrorism, religion, and violent extremism; more of our conversation with the former chief rabbi of the UK; and churches talk theology and worship with beer on tap
February 20, 2015
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White House Summit on Countering Extremism
February 20, 2015
White House Summit on Countering Extremism
"There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out," says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council's Washington office. He also said President Obama's remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. "He talked about the fact ...
February 20, 2015
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A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
February 20, 2015
A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"Religion and science are two quite different things and we need them both. Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean."
February 20, 2015
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Churches in Pubs
February 20, 2015
Churches in Pubs
Rev. Phillip Heinze says when he realized that for some people the most difficult thing is walking through the doors of a church, he decided to “try a new church in a place that’s not so scary."
February 20, 2015
07:18
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Church Economics Prize; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Preparing for Losar
February 13, 2015
Church Economics Prize; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Preparing for Losar
A United Methodist church in Brooklyn offers an award for the best explanation of why the U.S. economy is doing so poorly; Britain's former chief rabbi leads a global effort against religious extremism and violence; and Tibetan Buddhists make their spiritual preparations for the new year, the Year ...
February 13, 2015
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Church Economics Prize
February 13, 2015
Church Economics Prize
"To me, the idea of a church offering an economic well-being award makes perfect sense," says Bay Ridge United Methodist Church pastor Robert Emerick. The idea of offering a prize for the best explanation about why the economy is doing so poorly compared to a generation ago started when Rev. Emerick ...
February 13, 2015
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Preparing for Losar
February 13, 2015
Preparing for Losar
Sharing a special meal and performing rituals of spiritual cleansing help Tibetan Buddhists get ready for the upcoming new year.
February 13, 2015
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Vaccination Debate; Inoculation Ethics; Homeless Female Veterans
February 6, 2015
Vaccination Debate; Inoculation Ethics; Homeless Female Veterans
A conversation about the US measles outbreak; parents who refuse to vaccinate their children based on personal beliefs; and an organization called Final Salute that meets the needs of homeless women veterans and their children.
February 6, 2015
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Vaccination Debate
February 6, 2015
Vaccination Debate
“There’s really no widespread religious objection to the [measles] vaccine…It’s that I have a belief that these vaccines are harmful, or that they don’t work, or I don’t believe that somebody else should be telling me how to raise my kids,” says Religion News Service editor-in-chief ...
February 6, 2015
03:01
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