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Buddhist-Muslim Tensions in Burma
August 22, 2013
Buddhist-Muslim Tensions in Burma
"There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching," says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington ...
August 22, 2013
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Bride Trafficking in India, buildOn Movement, Buddhist Teachings on Aging
August 16, 2013
Bride Trafficking in India, buildOn Movement, Buddhist Teachings on Aging
A report from India on the problem of bride trafficking; a visit with the student volunteers and the founder of buildOn, a movement inspired by the social justice demands of his Catholic faith; and a conversation with Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond about aging as a spiritual practice.
August 16, 2013
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Bride Trafficking in India
August 16, 2013
Bride Trafficking in India
In a country where the expectation to marry is high, is a shortage of females fueling the trafficking of young women to fill the need for brides?
August 16, 2013
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buildOn Movement
August 16, 2013
buildOn Movement
“I am convinced that the kids from the most challenging circumstances are also the grittiest, the most determined. and have the biggest capacity for compassion," says buildOn's founder Jim Ziolkowski.
August 16, 2013
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Buddhist Teachings on Aging
August 16, 2013
Buddhist Teachings on Aging
Watch Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond explain a Buddhist approach to old age and read an excerpt from his book "Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser."
August 16, 2013
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Lewis Richmond Extended Interview
August 16, 2013
Lewis Richmond Extended Interview
“Kindness is one of the gifts older people can bring to a society, because they have seen what happens when kindness disappears from the world. It’s not pretty.”
August 16, 2013
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New State Dept. Faith Office, Bobby McFerrin, Thousand-Dollar Genome
August 9, 2013
New State Dept. Faith Office, Bobby McFerrin, Thousand-Dollar Genome
A new initiative to better engage religion with US foreign policy; musician Bobby McFerrin on music, faith, and the human spirit; ethical guidelines for genetic testing, especially in children
August 9, 2013
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New State Department Faith Office
August 9, 2013
New State Department Faith Office
“The public and political impact of lived religion across the planet is huge,” says Shaun Casey, head of the new State Department Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives.
August 9, 2013
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Bobby McFerrin
August 9, 2013
Bobby McFerrin
This Grammy-Award-winning artist’s new album, "spirityouall," includes his interpretations of classic African-American spirituals as well as songs he composed. Through all of them he hears the influence of his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., who was an operatic baritone.
August 9, 2013
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Bobby McFerrin Extended Interview
August 9, 2013
Bobby McFerrin Extended Interview
“To me, just being is a religious experience. Just being is holy.”
August 9, 2013
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Bobby McFerrin Performs “Fix Me Jesus”
August 9, 2013
Bobby McFerrin Performs “Fix Me Jesus”
Watch Bobby McFerrin's recent performance of "Fix Me Jesus" in the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.
August 9, 2013
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The Thousand-Dollar Genome
August 9, 2013
The Thousand-Dollar Genome
“Our main goal is not to cause any harm or additional stress to families,” says Nancy Spinner, head of genomic diagnostics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
August 9, 2013
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