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Brent Hanson Extended Interview
August 2, 2013
Brent Hanson Extended Interview
The primary goal of the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York "is to reach out to people who might be curious about what makes Mormons tick...It's really a non-threatening way to get some connection to this religion," says Brent Hanson, artistic director of the pageant.
August 2, 2013
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Papal Trip to Brazil, Sikhs One Year Later, Artist Tobi Kahn
July 26, 2013
Papal Trip to Brazil, Sikhs One Year Later, Artist Tobi Kahn
A conversation with Rev. Thomas Reese SJ about pope's visit to Brazil; one-year anniversary of Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; and Jewish artist Tobi Kahn and his spiritual "end-of-life" art.
July 26, 2013
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Papal Trip to Brazil
July 26, 2013
Papal Trip to Brazil
Latin American liberation theologians, according to Rev Thomas Reese, SJ, say the pope may not use the words liberation theology, ”but he certainly talks the talk: his concern for the poor, his desire to empower the poor to take responsibility and to be part of the community—this is very ...
July 26, 2013
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Sikhs One Year Later
July 26, 2013
Sikhs One Year Later
When Sikhs began to restore their gurdwara in Oak Creek, “I saw the spirit of chardi kala, everlasting hope and optimism, in the community,” recalls activist Valarie Kaur.
July 26, 2013
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Valarie Kaur Extended Interview
July 26, 2013
Valarie Kaur Extended Interview
"In more than 100 years of living and working in this country it was the first time the Sikh community entered national attention. It was the first time we stood in the national spotlight. It took a butchering for it to happen but it was a moment when the kind of love and support that was expressed ...
July 26, 2013
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Major Kamal Kalsi on Sikhs as Soldiers
July 26, 2013
Major Kamal Kalsi on Sikhs as Soldiers
"You can not have a peace without justice. So we learned to defend not only ourselves, we were taught to defend the defenseless," says U.S. Army officer Major Kamal Kalsi.
July 26, 2013
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Artist Tobi Kahn
July 26, 2013
Artist Tobi Kahn
"God moves through the artist," says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are "avodah"—a single act of both work and worship.
July 26, 2013
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Zimmerman Verdict, Hispanic Protestants, Muslim Extremism in Britain
July 19, 2013
Zimmerman Verdict, Hispanic Protestants, Muslim Extremism in Britain
The religious response to the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman; the rapidly growing number of Hispanic Protestants; and the mixed-success of the British government's controversial strategy to address homegrown Islamic extremism
July 19, 2013
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Religious Reaction to Zimmerman Verdict
July 19, 2013
Religious Reaction to Zimmerman Verdict
"I think at the core of the anger, the root of it was sadness. The verdict really said to young African American males that you don’t matter and so that sadness and that continued rejection by society then led to the anger that then led to some of the behavior we saw in the communities," says Rev. ...
July 19, 2013
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Combating Muslim Extremism in Britain
July 19, 2013
Combating Muslim Extremism in Britain
In the wake of terrorist bombings by British-born Muslims in 2005, the British government set up an initiative called Prevent to engage with the Islamic community and to intervene before a person became radicalized. But many British Muslims feel that the policy amounts to religious ...
July 19, 2013
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Egypt’s Turmoil, Bloodless Surgery, Kahlil Gibran
July 12, 2013
Egypt’s Turmoil, Bloodless Surgery, Kahlil Gibran
A conversation about the ongoing unrest in Egypt; bloodless surgeries for those with religious objections to blood transfusions; and the legacy of one of the best-selling poets of all time, Kahlil Gibran.
July 12, 2013
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Egypt’s Turmoil
July 12, 2013
Egypt’s Turmoil
"I think Egyptians just rose up and said we don’t like the direction Egypt is going in. It’s not because we don’t love Muslims – most of us are Muslims – but we don’t like the idea of an Islamist Egypt," says Kate Seelye, senior vice president of the non-partisan Middle East Institute.
July 12, 2013
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