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Vietnam Trafficking Activist
June 20, 2014
Vietnam Trafficking Activist
Vietnamese women and children from rural villages are regularly targeted for labor and sex trafficking. They are often lured with opportunities for work in China, and then sold as wives, prostitutes, or forced labor. "We were told that if we didn’t agree to be wives, we would be sold into ...
June 20, 2014
08:38
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Endangered Churches
June 20, 2014
Endangered Churches
"It's almost like a version of 'This Old House' where you look at a house that's been in a state of deterioration and we need a lot of people and a lot of resources to come and try to help and get this house of worship back on its feet again," says Rev. Wilbur Winborne, pastor of 19th Street Baptist ...
June 20, 2014
09:37
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Religious Outreach to Veterans; Dhammakaya Temple; Upanayanam
June 13, 2014
Religious Outreach to Veterans; Dhammakaya Temple; Upanayanam
Faith groups help soldiers with moral wounds; the world's largest Buddhist temple; a Hindu boy's rite of passage.
June 13, 2014
25:38
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Religious Outreach to Veterans
June 13, 2014
Religious Outreach to Veterans
"You may come home feeling good, you did your duty, you helped people, you helped keep your unit alive. Then at some point you may start to think," observes Rita Nakashima Brock of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinty School, "who am I that I could do those things? That's when moral injury kicks ...
June 13, 2014
07:53
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Rita Nakashima Brock Extended Interview
June 13, 2014
Rita Nakashima Brock Extended Interview
"It is not that you ever forget what happened to you in war, it is part of your life story. There are no other institutions in our society that I know of except religious institutions that support people over their entire life course."
June 13, 2014
07:32
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Dhammakaya Temple
June 13, 2014
Dhammakaya Temple
Leaders of the largest Buddhist temple in the world want it "to be like Mecca is in Islam, a global center," says Rachelle Scott, an expert on the group and assistant director of religious studies at the University of Tennessee. "Critics question the intentions of the temple. They think that the ...
June 13, 2014
07:33
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Upanayanam
June 13, 2014
Upanayanam
We visited a Hindu religious coming-of-age ceremony for nine-year-old Rushil Ramakrishnan at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland.
June 13, 2014
06:39
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Bloodless Surgery; Christian Wiman; Shavuot
June 6, 2014
Bloodless Surgery; Christian Wiman; Shavuot
Religious objections inspire surgery without blood transfusions; a poet shares the importance of faith and modern poetry; Jews celebrate receiving the Torah from God at Mount Sinai.
June 6, 2014
25:47
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Bloodless Surgery
June 5, 2014
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.
June 5, 2014
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Poet Christian Wiman
June 5, 2014
Poet Christian Wiman
“I have a hard time conceiving of a God completely removed from suffering,” says Christian Wiman, a lecturer in religion and literature at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. “Once I understand the notion of Christ participating in suffering, then it makes more sense to me.”
June 5, 2014
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Christian Wiman Extended Interview
June 5, 2014
Christian Wiman Extended Interview
"Poetry had always been the place where I'd experienced God and it's still the place where I feel lifted out of myself and given something I could not understand in any other way."
June 5, 2014
10:04
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Shavuot
June 5, 2014
Shavuot
The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.”
June 5, 2014
03:11
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