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E. J. Dionne: “Religion is Always There”
June 27, 2012
E. J. Dionne: “Religion is Always There”
The Washington Post columnist and author of Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent says, "Religion is always there below the surface in our politics."
June 27, 2012
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Churches and the Mentally Ill
June 22, 2012
Churches and the Mentally Ill
At the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Atlanta, most of the congregation is made of up of people with mental illnesses—bipolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia—who worship and pray together.
June 22, 2012
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United Farm Workers 50th Anniversary
June 22, 2012
United Farm Workers 50th Anniversary
"It was the first successful labor union for farmworkers,” says author Miriam Pawel. “It was very much the civil rights movement of the West,". But fifty years after its founding by the late Cesar Chavez, the UFW is struggling to retain membership and influence.
June 22, 2012
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American Buddhism on the Rise
June 22, 2012
American Buddhism on the Rise
We ask attendees at the opening night of the BuddhaFest film festival to talk about their attraction to Buddhism. Watch an audio slideshow of the interviews and listen to a Buddhist chant performed during the opening ceremony.
June 22, 2012
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Debating Religious Liberty
June 15, 2012
Debating Religious Liberty
A national debate is underway over the First Amendment, federal law, and whether “reasonable minds can disagree” about what religious freedom means. Watch excerpts from some recent interviews.
June 15, 2012
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Healthy Visions
June 15, 2012
Healthy Visions
A nonprofit agency in Greater Cincinnati tries to guide young people in their decision-making about sexuality, dating, drugs, social media, and more.
June 15, 2012
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Buddhist Abbot Nicholas Vreeland
June 15, 2012
Buddhist Abbot Nicholas Vreeland
"I am a human being, I'm a Buddhist monk, I am a Westerner," says this sophisticated photographer, and the Dalai Lama has also asked him to lead one of Tibetan Buddhism's most important monasteries.
June 15, 2012
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Catholic Bishops: What’s at Stake?
June 8, 2012
Catholic Bishops: What’s at Stake?
"What you are seeing is not quite a civil war, but kind of a civil skirmish within the US church about what it means to be Catholic."
June 8, 2012
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Female Circumcision
June 8, 2012
Female Circumcision
It is a painful rite of passage for girls in many African and Middle Eastern countries, but in Senegal there has been a remarkably successful campaign to change people's attitudes towards female circumcision in an effort to eliminate the practice altogether.
June 8, 2012
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Religious Commitment Ceremony
June 8, 2012
Religious Commitment Ceremony
“There’s a yearning in them, and that all wants to be expressed in terms of the sacred and the holy and within the context of God’s presence,” says Rev. Ann Abernethy, a United Church of Christ pastor and retirement community chaplain.
June 8, 2012
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Rev. Ann Abernethy Extended Interview
June 8, 2012
Rev. Ann Abernethy Extended Interview
Watch more of our interview about religious ceremonies of commitment with UCC minister and retirement community chaplain Anne Abernethy, who says, “One of the great gifts of being a clergy person is that we are really invited into people’s lives at a time of blessing.”
June 8, 2012
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Awake in the World
June 8, 2012
Awake in the World
In a video inspired by the Buddhafest Short Films Showcase, watch everyday people saying what they believe it means to be “awake.”
June 8, 2012
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