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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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Bloodless Surgery
July 12, 2013
Bloodless Surgery
"If there's any way to avoid getting a blood transfusion, one is better off in general if they can avoid it," says Dr. Abe Steinberger, a neurosurgeon at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey.
July 12, 2013
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Kahlil Gibran’s Legacy
July 12, 2013
Kahlil Gibran’s Legacy
The best-selling poet "helped present an appealing mystical idea of the wisdom of the East. He was someone who helped humanize and popularize Eastern thought," says literary critic Liesl Schillinger.
July 12, 2013
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Bangladesh Worker Justice, Muslim Community Building, Heartbeat
July 3, 2013
Bangladesh Worker Justice, Muslim Community Building, Heartbeat
Worker justice in Bangladesh's garment industry in the wake of the deadly April factory collapse; Inner City Muslim Action Network in Chicago and its mission of social justice; and Heartbeat, a band of young Israeli and Palestinian musicians
July 3, 2013
Bangladesh Worker Justice
July 3, 2013
Bangladesh Worker Justice
“Only a couple of months ago, if you asked a garment industry owner what do you think of a union, they will say no, no unions,” says Fazle Abed of the Bangladesh Rural Affairs Committee. “But now many of them are saying yes, maybe the union is something we have to accept.”
July 3, 2013
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Muslim Community Building in Chicago
July 3, 2013
Muslim Community Building in Chicago
“Do I believe there’s a problem with some sectors of the community that are vulnerable and susceptible to violence? Absolutely. I wouldn’t deny that...The largest antidote, cure if you will, to any concern about radicalization and violence associated with it is meaningful, critical ...
July 3, 2013
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Heartbeat
July 3, 2013
Heartbeat
"We play to the heartbeat. That’s our mutual beat. Everybody has their heartbeat, and it’s the rhythm that is unifying us."
July 3, 2013
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Landmark High Court Decisions, Reaction, and Analysis; One Million Bones
June 28, 2013
Landmark High Court Decisions, Reaction, and Analysis; One Million Bones
Same-sex marriage prevails; religious activists regroup; affirmative action and voting rights upended; massive art installation on National Mall symbolizes genocide
June 28, 2013
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Supreme Court Decisions
June 28, 2013
Supreme Court Decisions
"Within five years we will bring marriage equality to all 50 states in this vast county," said Chad Griffith, a board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
June 28, 2013
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