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Prison Beard
October 3, 2014
Prison Beard
According to lawyer Douglas Laycock, this religious freedom case is not just about Gregory Holt, the American Muslim convict who now goes by the name of Abdul Maalik Muhammad and who is the plaintiff in Holt v Hobbs. “It’s about all those other prisoners that were not getting their scriptures, ...
October 3, 2014
06:27
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Doctors Without Borders
October 3, 2014
Doctors Without Borders
For decades now, the mission of this Nobel-Prize-winning humanitarian group has been “medical care and bearing witness.” But bearing witness has had to be tempered by real-life considerations, observes medical sociologist Renee Fox. “When they were young, they thought witnessing was an ...
October 3, 2014
07:59
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Rev. Amy Butler; Grateful Living
September 25, 2014
Rev. Amy Butler; Grateful Living
A historic Protestant church in New York City calls its first female senior pastor; two spiritual leaders celebrate opportunities for grateful living.
September 25, 2014
25:47
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Rev. Amy Butler
September 25, 2014
Rev. Amy Butler
"There are several prominent pulpits in which women are now coming into those jobs, and it's an indication society is shifting in many different ways," says the Reverend Amy Butler, first female senior pastor of the Riverside Church in Manhattan. "Women are increasingly moving into leadership roles ...
September 25, 2014
08:28
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Rev. Amy Butler Extended Interview
September 25, 2014
Rev. Amy Butler Extended Interview
"We are at the point in institutional church where we don't know what the future is going to look like. I hope at the Riverside Church we can create a community of people who allow for innovation and for exploration."
September 25, 2014
04:33
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Diana Butler Bass Extended Interview
September 25, 2014
Diana Butler Bass Extended Interview
"The three pulpits that are historically important in mainline Protestantism have women senior pastors now is a very big deal," observes scholar and author Diana Butler Bass. "It is hard to imagine as recently as even 20 years ago that women would have achieved that level of leadership. It signals ...
September 25, 2014
06:12
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Conversation on Grateful Living
September 25, 2014
Conversation on Grateful Living
"Gratefulness happens to you. Two things have to come together: something has to be valuable to you, and you have to become aware that it’s given to you," says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. "Then spontaneously in everybody’s heart, gratefulness arises."
September 25, 2014
07:58
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Faith at the Climate Change March
September 25, 2014
Faith at the Climate Change March
“This is an issue about protecting the incredible gift of life God has given us,” says Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith, which led an interfaith delegation at the People’s Climate March in New York.
September 25, 2014
02:05
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Missing Migrant Project; Depicting Jesus; Beit T’Shuvah
September 19, 2014
Missing Migrant Project; Depicting Jesus; Beit T’Shuvah
Forensics help loved ones find the remains of missing desert border crossers; what Jesus looked like; reflection and repentance permeate the Jewish High Holidays.
September 19, 2014
25:48
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Missing Migrant Project
September 19, 2014
Missing Migrant Project
Finding out for the families of the missing what happened to border crossers who disappeared is "the sacred baseline” for her work, says anthropologist Robin Reineke, cofounder of the Missing Migrant Project at the Colibri Center for Human Rights in Tucson, Arizona. "Care of the dead is such a key ...
September 19, 2014
08:55
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Depicting Jesus
September 19, 2014
Depicting Jesus
"Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation," says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of "The Color of Christ." "If God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of ...
September 19, 2014
03:59
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Beit T’Shuvah
September 19, 2014
Beit T’Shuvah
"T’Shuvah is repentance, return, and new response. T’Shuvah is change," explains Rabbi Mark Borovitz of Beit T’Shuvah, the House of Return, in Los Angeles and author of the memoir The Holy Thief. "T’Shuvah says that change is possible, and change is mandatory."
September 19, 2014
05:04
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