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Victoria Barnett Extended Interview
November 8, 2013
Victoria Barnett Extended Interview
Kristallnacht, says this historian who directs the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, was a pogrom, an escalation of violence against the Jewish population at a time when America was heavily isolationist: “There were a variety of factors that made ...
November 8, 2013
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Coventry Cathedral
November 8, 2013
Coventry Cathedral
Out of the ashes and rubble of World War II a ministry of forgiveness, peace and reconciliation was born “to heal the wounds of history.”
November 8, 2013
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Pope Francis and Catholic Expectations, Predicting Violence, Reza Aslan’s Zealot
November 1, 2013
Pope Francis and Catholic Expectations, Predicting Violence, Reza Aslan’s Zealot
Changing expectations for reform under Pope Francis; violence, neuroscience, and the ethics of probing the human brain to predict violent behavior; and Reza Aslan, author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth."
November 1, 2013
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Pope Francis and Catholic Expectations
November 1, 2013
Pope Francis and Catholic Expectations
Liberal Catholics who were hopeful that Pope Francis's papacy would usher in sweeping reforms are discovering that the Church "is an institution that takes its time with major decisions, and none of this is going to happen soon." 
November 1, 2013
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Reza Aslan’s Zealot
November 1, 2013
Reza Aslan’s Zealot
A new book by religion scholar Reza Aslan portrays Jesus as a Jewish revolutionary and just one of many in a line of "failed messiahs." "It was a phenomenon that was quite widespread and that led to a number of rebellions and insurgencies throughout the first century,” says Aslan, “and the ...
November 1, 2013
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Reza Aslan Extended Interview
November 1, 2013
Reza Aslan Extended Interview
"On the one hand, knowing what it is to worship Jesus has given me a profound sense of respect for the faith of Christianity…But I also, as a historian and a scholar of religions, have been able to look at Jesus in a sense unburdened by dogma and doctrine."
November 1, 2013
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Upanayanam
October 25, 2013
Upanayanam
We visited a Hindu religious coming-of-age ceremony for nine-year-old Rushil Ramakrishnan at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland.
October 25, 2013
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Catholic College Identity, Poet Christian Wiman
October 25, 2013
Catholic College Identity, Poet Christian Wiman
The debate over what it means to be a Catholic university; the long spiritual journey of poet Christian Wiman.
October 25, 2013
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Catholic College Identity
October 25, 2013
Catholic College Identity
What does it mean for a school to be Catholic? "This is a university that’s founded on biblical truth, on scripture, and on the sacramental richness of the Catholic Church," says Ave Maria University president Jim Towey. But according to Rev. Kevin O’Brien, vice president for ministry and ...
October 25, 2013
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Poet Christian Wiman
October 25, 2013
Poet Christian Wiman
“I have a hard time conceiving of a God completely removed from suffering,” says Christian Wiman, a lecturer in religion and literature at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. “Once I understand the notion of Christ participating in suffering, then it makes more sense to me.”
October 25, 2013
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Christian Wiman Extended Interview
October 25, 2013
Christian Wiman Extended Interview
"Poetry had always been the place where I'd experienced God and it's still the place where I feel lifted out of myself and given something I could not understand in any other way."
October 25, 2013
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12 Years a Slave, Lawyers for Justice, Conservative Judaism Centennial
October 18, 2013
12 Years a Slave, Lawyers for Justice, Conservative Judaism Centennial
Complex relationships between slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, and religion in the new movie "12 Years a Slave"; a lawyer works to make justice accessible for all in Southeast Asia; and the challenges facing Conservative Judaism on its 100th anniversary
October 18, 2013
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