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National Prayer Breakfast
February 6, 2015
National Prayer Breakfast
People from many faiths gathered in Washington for the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast, including the Dalai Lama. One major theme this year was fighting religious extremism, which President Obama said "is not unique to one group or one religion."
February 6, 2015
01:50
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Science for Seminaries; India’s Slum Dwellers; Thomas Merton
January 30, 2015
Science for Seminaries; India’s Slum Dwellers; Thomas Merton
A new program encourages seminaries and divinity schools to teach more science; a community organizer helps improve living conditions for the very poor in India’s sprawling slums and around the world; a famous Trappist monk, poet, activist, contemplative, and prolific writer would have been 100 ...
January 30, 2015
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Science for Seminaries
January 30, 2015
Science for Seminaries
"If our earth is not the only inhabitable world, what does that imply?" asks Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “That’s an exciting question and the kind of thing I hope will be discussed ...
January 30, 2015
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India’s Slum Dwellers
January 30, 2015
India’s Slum Dwellers
Jockin Arputham started his campaign to build a network among the urban poor by organizing a critical mass of India's slum-dwelling population, especially women’s collectives. Today they pressure local governments to be more responsive to their needs, especially toilet and sanitation facilities.
January 30, 2015
7:07
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Thomas Merton
January 30, 2015
Thomas Merton
"With the death of Thomas Merton, we lost really one of the great Catholic voices, one of the great prophetic figures within the Catholic Church. And I think that’s why his books are still selling, why they’re still being translated because that message is as relevant today as when he wrote it," ...
January 30, 2015
10:54
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State of the Union and News of the Week; Halki Seminary; Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
State of the Union and News of the Week; Halki Seminary; Bruce Cockburn
Religious reaction to the State of the Union speech; a historic Eastern Orthodox seminary in Turkey that religious freedom activists want reopened; singer, songwriter, and spiritual seeker Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
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State of the Union and News of the Week
January 23, 2015
State of the Union and News of the Week
Social justice and civil rights activists had a lot to like in President Obama's address, but religious conservatives were concerned by the “reframing” of issues such as gay marriage as matters of freedom and justice.
January 23, 2015
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Halki Seminary
January 23, 2015
Halki Seminary
"We are confident that someday this school will reopen, and we have to prepare ourselves for that day," says Metropolitan Elpidophoros, the abbot of Halki. He has reestablished a monastery at the site of the distinguished Eastern Orthodox seminary closed by the Turkish government for 43 years.
January 23, 2015
07:50
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Bruce Cockburn
January 23, 2015
Bruce Cockburn
"I don’t see how you can have a relationship with God that doesn’t involve a state of receptivity—and a receptivity to lots of stuff, because God does show up in all kinds of odd ways."
January 23, 2015
07:03
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Muslims and the Paris Attacks; Restoring Community in Ferguson; India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
January 16, 2015
Muslims and the Paris Attacks; Restoring Community in Ferguson; India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
Muslims respond to renewed debates about Islam and extremism; a charity in India provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs; church leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, try to help their divided community heal
January 16, 2015
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Muslims and the Paris Attacks
January 16, 2015
Muslims and the Paris Attacks
Muslims around the world are "the only ones that can actually win this battle because it is about an extremist ideology that they are going to have to stand up against," says Haris Tarin, director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
January 16, 2015
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Restoring Community in Ferguson
January 16, 2015
Restoring Community in Ferguson
Church leaders are building bridges among divided communities in the wake of violent protests and lingering tensions.
January 16, 2015
09:17
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