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Michelle Alexander Extended Interview
June 7, 2013
Michelle Alexander Extended Interview
Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison.
June 7, 2013
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Father Andrew Greeley; Cambodia Garment Worker Justice
May 31, 2013
Father Andrew Greeley; Cambodia Garment Worker Justice
We revisit our stories on Catholic priest and scholar Andrew Greeley, who died earlier this week; the working conditions and labor standards in Cambodia's garment industry; and the work of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that provides military veterans opportunities to serve their ...
May 31, 2013
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Andrew Greeley
May 31, 2013
Andrew Greeley
Despite having sustained a serious head injury some years ago, Father Andrew Greeley, who died on May 29, 2013, was a priest to the end. “We know he is blessed and he’s blessing us,” said Greeley’s niece, Eileen Durkin.
May 31, 2013
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Cambodia Garment Worker Justice
May 31, 2013
Cambodia Garment Worker Justice
Activist groups should bring about a greater awareness of worker rights issues and add a moral voice to global economic matters, says David Schilling of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
May 31, 2013
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The Mission Continues
May 31, 2013
The Mission Continues
Founder Eric Greitens says the lessons of Judaism have shaped his life and taught him about humanity’s duty to repair the world.
May 31, 2013
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Bobby McFerrin; Decline of Buddhism in Thailand
May 24, 2013
Bobby McFerrin; Decline of Buddhism in Thailand
We talk with Grammy-Award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin about his Christian faith, his music, and his new album "spirityouall." We also travel to Thailand to ask if Buddhism is giving way to consumerism and materialism as the country modernizes and prospers.
May 24, 2013
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Decline of Buddhism in Thailand
May 24, 2013
Decline of Buddhism in Thailand
Economic prosperity and modernity are beginning to have an impact on religious life in Thailand, a country that is 95 percent Buddhist but that in the last 30 years has seen the number of Buddhist monks decrease by about half.
May 24, 2013
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Boy Scouts and Gay Ban; Sequestration and the Poor; Mike McCurry on Fixing Politics
May 17, 2013
Boy Scouts and Gay Ban; Sequestration and the Poor; Mike McCurry on Fixing Politics
The Boy Scouts of America vote on their longstanding gay ban; the city of Baltimore feels the effects of sequestration; a former White House press secretary graduates from a Methodist theological seminary and says he wants to fix Washington's broken politics; and a Sikh community in northern ...
May 17, 2013
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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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