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Boston’s Lessons for Ferguson
September 12, 2014
Boston’s Lessons for Ferguson
When there was violent unrest in Boston, members of the clergy learned to work both with the police and with potentially violent youth. They achieved much-publicized changes, but they also may have claimed success too soon.
September 12, 2014
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Stone Circles
September 12, 2014
Stone Circles
Chris "Comes with Clouds" White, of Cherokee descent, discovered a pre-historic stone circle near his home that carries a significant spiritual meaning for him. "We’re born, we have a youth, we get old, we die, but we believe that there’s something beyond that where our ancestors are, so ...
September 12, 2014
07:35
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US Muslim Leaders United Against ISIS
September 11, 2014
US Muslim Leaders United Against ISIS
US Muslim leaders joined together to denounce extremism and terrorism. The brutality of the ISIS militant group “has no basis in the teachings of Islam,” says Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America.
September 11, 2014
04:25
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Christian Concerns of Religious Persecution in the Middle East
September 11, 2014
Christian Concerns of Religious Persecution in the Middle East
Religious freedom activists are raising new concerns about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “It is nothing less than ethnic cleansing, and we cannot continue to be silent,” says Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
September 11, 2014
04:56
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Heroin and the Faith Community; World Without Hate
September 5, 2014
Heroin and the Faith Community; World Without Hate
An evangelical leader seeks to break the "code of silence" about heroin in the church; Rais Bhuiyan teaches others to forgive after forgiving a man for trying to kill him.
September 5, 2014
25:47
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Heroin and the Faith Community
September 5, 2014
Heroin and the Faith Community
Reverend Toby Larson of Celebration Anglican Church felt like he failed as a pastor when a young man from his congregation suddenly died of a heroin overdose. "Unfortunately, we’re pretty good at pastoring families that have lost people. We’re pretty good at burying people. We’re pretty lousy ...
September 5, 2014
09:51
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Michael Botticelli Extended Interview
September 5, 2014
Michael Botticelli Extended Interview
"Faith and faith leaders really play a pivotal role in not only preventing drug use, but supporting people with addiction in their recovery, in the process of really healing themselves from a tremendously stigmatized disease."
September 5, 2014
06:57
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World Without Hate
September 5, 2014
World Without Hate
Days after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the head by Mark Stroman in a hate crime targeted at Arabs. Bhuiyan survived the attack, and Stroman was sentenced to death, but Bhuiyan felt compelled to not let the story end there. "I need to forgive him in public and do something to save the life," says ...
September 5, 2014
08:23
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Probation for Profit; The Rebbe’s Legacy; Comfort Dogs
August 29, 2014
Probation for Profit; The Rebbe’s Legacy; Comfort Dogs
The ethics of charging the poor to stay out of jail; remembering Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson; the empathetic ministry of dogs who comfort the suffering.
August 29, 2014
25:46
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Probation for Profit
August 29, 2014
Probation for Profit
"These are folks that in many cases couldn’t pay like a two hundred dollar fine or ticket. They’re put on probation. They have to pay interest on what they owe, and they have to pay that company for the privilege of being supervised by them," says Caroline Issacs, Arizona program director of the ...
August 29, 2014
08:03
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The Rebbe’s Legacy
August 29, 2014
The Rebbe’s Legacy
“He was a master teacher," says Rabbi Chaim Schochet, recalling the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—who led the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch movement until his death 20 years ago. Rabbi Schochet directs Jewish Summer Fellowship, a program of intensive training in sacred texts and mystical ...
August 29, 2014
09:10
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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Extended Interview
August 29, 2014
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Extended Interview
"The Rebbe was as profoundly a religious and spiritual figure as you can imagine. He was of course scrupulous in his observance of Jewish law. He prayed with a sense of tremendous profundity, and you actually felt, when you were dealing with him, that you were with a person who was suffused with a ...
August 29, 2014
15:07
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