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Micro Preemie Ethics; Diminishing Prospects for Pastors; Jordan River Baptism Site
May 29, 2015
Micro Preemie Ethics; Diminishing Prospects for Pastors; Jordan River Baptism Site
Medical technology allows premature and critically ill newborns to survive, but it also confronts parents and doctors with difficult bioethical decisions; seminary students face uncertain job futures at churches; and new archaeological discoveries at the Jordan River have renewed interest in a ...
May 29, 2015
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Micro Preemie Ethics
May 29, 2015
Micro Preemie Ethics
Modern medicine now allows premature infants to survive, but at what cost? “The big question today," observes Dr. John Lantos, a pediatric bioethicist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, is how many survive without devastating neurologic impairments or other chronic medical ...
May 29, 2015
07:48
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Diminishing Job Prospects for Protestant Pastors
May 29, 2015
Diminishing Job Prospects for Protestant Pastors
Some seminary graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to secure paid, full-time jobs as pastors. Many turn to other ways to serve or to make ends meet while they look for work. "These students genuinely feel that existentially they have been challenged by God to serve people." says Greg ...
May 29, 2015
08:39
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Jordan River Baptism Site
May 29, 2015
Jordan River Baptism Site
The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion's actual starting point. Says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site: "We ...
May 29, 2015
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Nepal Earthquake Relief; Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School; Homeless Female Veterans
May 20, 2015
Nepal Earthquake Relief; Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School; Homeless Female Veterans
Nearly one month after Nepal was rocked by the first of two earthquakes, humanitarian and faith-based groups face major challenges; a boy’s prep school led by Benedictine monks emphasizes responsibility, community, and the Rule of St. Benedict; and the nonprofit organization Final Salute meets the ...
May 20, 2015
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Nepal Earthquake Relief
May 20, 2015
Nepal Earthquake Relief
The only way not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges in Nepal, says World Vision's Kent Hill, "is to not think of a million or 12 million or 50 million people in need. It’s to think about that one person, that one child…Once you’ve seen one life change, you say it is worth it."
May 20, 2015
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Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
May 20, 2015
Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
“We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.”
May 20, 2015
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Homeless Female Veterans
May 20, 2015
Homeless Female Veterans
"We are still not getting it as a country, and we’re making a poor effort as a society to take care of all our veterans…We can liberate other countries and clear up their natural disasters. Women veterans are now America’s natural disaster," says Final Salute founder Jaspen Boothe.
May 20, 2015
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Wayne Meisel; Kairos Prison Ministry; Shavuot
May 14, 2015
Wayne Meisel; Kairos Prison Ministry; Shavuot
A Presbyterian minister encourages seminary students to pursue service and social justice work; volunteers for a nondenominational Christian ministry work to transform the lives of inmates in hundreds of prisons; and an ancient Jewish festival celebrates receiving the Torah with all-night study
May 14, 2015
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Wayne Meisel
May 14, 2015
Wayne Meisel
Most millennials, says Rev. Wayne Meisel, “do not believe the church cares about them or the causes they care about. There’s this bubbling fervor and energy and possibility that we just have to figure out how to both tap and how to support, and then get out of the way.”
May 14, 2015
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Kairos Prison Ministry
May 14, 2015
Kairos Prison Ministry
"We get volunteers who otherwise might not have any contact with the criminal justice system who come in, give up their days, their weekends to be with the prisoners," says David Liebel, director of religious services for the Indiana Department of Corrections.
May 14, 2015
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Shavuot
May 14, 2015
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.”
May 14, 2015
03:11
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