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Boy Scouts and Gay Ban
May 17, 2013
Boy Scouts and Gay Ban
“If you’re training gay scouts to be, presumably, gay leaders, but then you don’t want gay leaders in the scouts, that’s an odd message to send,” says United Methodist pastor Charles Parker, a former scout. But opponents of the proposal to accept gay scouts say it flies in the face of a ...
May 17, 2013
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Sequestration and the Poor
May 17, 2013
Sequestration and the Poor
"Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC. It’s an economic justice issue, a social justice issue," says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. City governments and programs that help the poor will bear the brunt of ...
May 17, 2013
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Mike McCurry on Fixing Politics
May 17, 2013
Mike McCurry on Fixing Politics
This former White House press secretary wants to change our bitter political climate and restore “real relationships of trust.” After graduating from Wesley Theological Seminary, McCurry, a United Methodist, says he "felt some sense of call, that God was putting on me a challenge to see if I ...
May 17, 2013
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Mike McCurry Extended Interview
May 17, 2013
Mike McCurry Extended Interview
"I think the single biggest missing ingredient in our political system right now are real relationships of trust, human relationships where people really think about and care about each other. And that's right where the church has to be."
May 17, 2013
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Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism; Prison Nonviolence Project
May 10, 2013
Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism; Prison Nonviolence Project
We look at the challenges facing those who decide to leave the confines of the tight-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, and we visit a program in San Quentin prison that helps inmates deal with the emotional pain at the root of their criminal behavior through meditation and contemplation.
May 10, 2013
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Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism
May 10, 2013
Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism
A support group called Footsteps is providing counsel to those who have chosen to leave the confines of the ultra-Orthodox world in which they were raised.
May 10, 2013
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Samuel Heilman Extended Interview
May 10, 2013
Samuel Heilman Extended Interview
Watch more of our interview with sociology professor Samuel Heilman about the difficulties of leaving the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
May 10, 2013
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Prison Nonviolence Project
May 10, 2013
Prison Nonviolence Project
"These are safe men. Not only will they not create conflict and violence in your community, they can help resolve it," says Jacques Verduin. His program in San Quentin prison is helping inmates deal with the emotional pain at the root of their criminal behavior.
May 10, 2013
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Muslim Antiterrorism; Iraqi Refugees in California; Room to Read
May 3, 2013
Muslim Antiterrorism; Iraqi Refugees in California; Room to Read
What US Muslims can do to stop extremism; Iraqi refugees resettling in San Diego and the groups who are helping them adjust to life in America; and a former Microsoft executive who founded a nonprofit called Room to Read.
May 3, 2013
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Muslim Antiterrorism
May 3, 2013
Muslim Antiterrorism
"What we can do, number one, is to ensure that there’s a counter narrative, that there’s a narrative of life, of positivity," says Haris Tarin, director the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
May 3, 2013
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Iraqi Refugees in California
May 3, 2013
Iraqi Refugees in California
"Just like we help the veterans who come home from the wars, and they have a lot of challenges, so also we have a responsibility and a need to help these folks as well," says Mike McKay, director of refugee services for Catholic Charities in San Diego.
May 3, 2013
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Room to Read
May 3, 2013
Room to Read
When former Microsoft executive John Wood discovered the world’s need for books, he was trekking in Nepal and recalling what he had read in the Dalai Lama’s book “The Art of Happiness” about the importance of giving something to someone in need.
May 3, 2013
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