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Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life
April 29, 2016
Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life
“The usual notion is that Christianity would have a special problem dealing with intelligence out there, because it would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that’s very threatening, because somehow we won’t be as special as we have been,” says astronomer and ...
April 29, 2016
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Holocaust Survivor Shabbat
April 29, 2016
Holocaust Survivor Shabbat
“Isn’t it amazing?” says Holocaust survivor Lola Byron, who grew up understanding that “no one was supposed to know I was Jewish.” “So many Jewish young women feeling completely comfortable with where they are and what they’re doing and not having to hide and not having to do it on the ...
April 29, 2016
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Digital Addiction; Diane Rehm on Assisted Suicide; Selling Chametz for Passover
April 22, 2016
Digital Addiction; Diane Rehm on Assisted Suicide; Selling Chametz for Passover

We seem to be hopelessly hooked on our digital devices;  the husband of a well-known NPR host, after experiencing a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, asks his doctor to help him die; preparing for Passover includes getting rid of yeast or leaven … More

April 22, 2016
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Digital Addiction
April 22, 2016
Digital Addiction
“We’re at a moment where we’ve adopted a new technology,” says MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle. “We’ve been vulnerable to its seduction, and we’re also ready to say this has led us not to a good place in terms of how it’s affected our relationships. It’s time for ...
April 22, 2016
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Diane Rehm on Assisted Suicide
April 22, 2016
Diane Rehm on Assisted Suicide
“People need to talk about this issue,” says Diane Rehm, author of On My Own. “Doctors need to be taught about this issue. The whole idea of doctors being taught about helping to keep people alive but not being taught how to listen to those who are ready to die—that seems to me sad and ...
April 22, 2016
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Selling Chametz for Passover
April 22, 2016
Selling Chametz for Passover
When the festival of Passover approaches, observant Jews search their homes for any yeast or leaven and then give it away, donate it to charity, burn it, or authorize a rabbi to sell it for them to a non-Jewish buyer. “People who don’t share our faith are helping Jewish people in the observance ...
April 22, 2016
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Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation; New Christian Contemplatives
April 15, 2016
Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation; New Christian Contemplatives

The debate over deportation and immigration reform gets played out from the border to the Supreme Court; and an Episcopal church in Richmond, Virginia offers a more open, more mystical experience of God.
 
 

April 15, 2016
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Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation
April 15, 2016
Catholics, Immigration, and Deportation
“One of our great strengths is to make visible in appropriate ways the migrant men, women, and children we serve,” says Rev. Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, a Catholic ministry in Mexico and the US. “The more visible they become, even to our political ...
April 15, 2016
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New Christian Contemplatives
April 15, 2016
New Christian Contemplatives
“It wasn’t that there was a failure on the part of the church at all,” says Millie Cain, a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. “It was just that I was hungry for a more visceral experience of the divine. And it’s such a gift to experience that together in ...
April 15, 2016
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Diana Butler Bass Extended Interview
April 15, 2016
Diana Butler Bass Extended Interview

“People want to be their own theologians. People don’t just want to receive truth from an institution. They want to participate with a tradition and make a truth that is meaningful for their own lives.”

April 15, 2016
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Gary Jones Extended Interview
April 15, 2016
Gary Jones Extended Interview

“The thing that’s dying is a kind of old allegiance to particular institutions or institutional manifestations of the divine. There’s just not much interest in that. The thing that seems to be coming alive is this awareness of God, a … More

April 15, 2016
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Pope Francis’ Document on Family Life; Stemming Chicago Gun Violence; Church Ushers
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis’ Document on Family Life; Stemming Chicago Gun Violence; Church Ushers

A new papal exhortation called “The Joy of Love” tries to “see the grace in people’s lives”; Religious leaders are working to foster empathy and forgiveness among the survivors of shooting victims; The ushers at Hemingway Memorial AME Church in … More

April 8, 2016
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