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Dhammakaya Temple
June 13, 2014
Dhammakaya Temple
Leaders of the largest Buddhist temple in the world want it "to be like Mecca is in Islam, a global center," says Rachelle Scott, an expert on the group and assistant director of religious studies at the University of Tennessee. "Critics question the intentions of the temple. They think that the ...
June 13, 2014
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Upanayanam
June 13, 2014
Upanayanam
We visited a Hindu religious coming-of-age ceremony for nine-year-old Rushil Ramakrishnan at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland.
June 13, 2014
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Bloodless Surgery; Christian Wiman; Shavuot
June 6, 2014
Bloodless Surgery; Christian Wiman; Shavuot
Religious objections inspire surgery without blood transfusions; a poet shares the importance of faith and modern poetry; Jews celebrate receiving the Torah from God at Mount Sinai.
June 6, 2014
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Bloodless Surgery
June 5, 2014
Bloodless Surgery
"If there's any way to avoid getting a blood transfusion, one is better off in general if they can avoid it," says Dr. Abe Steinberger, a neurosurgeon at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey.
June 5, 2014
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Poet Christian Wiman
June 5, 2014
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.”
June 5, 2014
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Christian Wiman Extended Interview
June 5, 2014
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."
June 5, 2014
10:04
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Shavuot
June 5, 2014
Shavuot
The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.”
June 5, 2014
03:11
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Rabbi Shira Stutman Extended Interview
June 5, 2014
Rabbi Shira Stutman Extended Interview
Watch more of our interview about the meaning of Shavuot with the director of community engagement at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC.
June 5, 2014
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Pope Middle East Trip; Pakistan Polio Campaign; Mormon Missionaries
May 30, 2014
Pope Middle East Trip; Pakistan Polio Campaign; Mormon Missionaries
May 30, 2014
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Pope Middle East Trip Report
May 30, 2014
Pope Middle East Trip Report
Pope Francis visited sacred sites recognized by Muslims, Christians, and Jews, including the Western Wall. He met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and a range of other religious leaders, made unexpected stops at a terror memorial and at the separation wall that surrounds the West Bank city of ...
May 30, 2014
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Pakistan Polio Campaign
May 30, 2014
Pakistan Polio Campaign
Programs to vaccinate children here have been hampered by a suspicions about the purpose of the vaccinations, violence from extremists, and critics who say Pakistan has more pressing problems to deal with.
May 30, 2014
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Mormon Missionary Expansion
May 30, 2014
Mormon Missionary Expansion
The number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going up steadily as a result of the lower age limits for both men and women who want to serve as missionaries.
May 30, 2014
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