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Donor Fatigue
November 23, 2011
Donor Fatigue
"They don’t believe that either change is possible there or that their money, or their resources, what they give, will actually translate into something different on the ground. That’s the crisis that we’re seeing," says American Refugee Committee president Daniel Wordsworth.
November 23, 2011
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Dr. Brenda Williams
November 23, 2011
Dr. Brenda Williams
"The houses are not just 'given' to the families," says Dr. Brenda Williams, "They have to work for it. They have to earn it." She and her husband have been using their own money to provide homes to disadvantaged families.
November 23, 2011
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Penn State and Clergy Sex Abuse Parallels
November 18, 2011
Penn State and Clergy Sex Abuse Parallels
Watch Kevin Eckstrom, editor of Religion News Service, and Kim Lawton, managing editor of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, compare what happened at Penn State and the long-running sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church.
November 18, 2011
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Happiness and a High Standard of Living
November 18, 2011
Happiness and a High Standard of Living
"Something like happiness, it sound frivolous, but it’s not frivolous. The purpose of society is to create a better quality of life for all the people. It’s not to create the highest amount of aggregate wealth," says international business consultant and author David Rothkopf.
November 18, 2011
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Spirituality and Humor
November 18, 2011
Spirituality and Humor
“There’s a fundamental misunderstanding that says religion needs to be serious all the time and gloomy and dour,” says Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of Between Heaven and Mirth, who believes humor is good for one’s spiritual health.
November 18, 2011
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Jokes from Father Jim
November 18, 2011
Jokes from Father Jim
Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of Between Heaven and Mirth and chaplain for comedian Stephen Colbert, tells some of his favorite jokes.
November 18, 2011
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Chaplain Burnout
November 11, 2011
Chaplain Burnout
Some chaplains have seen and ministered to so many dying or badly wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan they themselves have become casualties.
November 11, 2011
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Richard Rohr
November 11, 2011
Richard Rohr
"Religion isn’t bad, but until religion becomes actual spiritual experience, it is just religion," says this sometimes controversial Franciscan priest and author.
November 11, 2011
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Mississippi Personhood Amendment
November 4, 2011
Mississippi Personhood Amendment
There is a proposal on the ballot in Mississippi that would say human life begins at conception. If the measure passes, every fertilized human egg in Mississippi would be defined as a person, and that could make abortion, for any reason, murder.
November 4, 2011
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Faith-Based Social Services in Brazil
November 4, 2011
Faith-Based Social Services in Brazil
"I feel the young people and children, adolescents, all of them, they all need an opportunity...they need a good education," says Sister Judith Lupo, head of a Catholic social services agency called Bom Parto.
November 4, 2011
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Religious Pilgrimage
November 4, 2011
Religious Pilgrimage
"Pilgrimages are undertaken because people want to move beyond their normal, mundane life," says Virginia Raguin, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross. Raguin is also the curator of a traveling exhibit on pilgrimages in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
November 4, 2011
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Justin Bieber’s Faith and Challenges
November 3, 2011
Justin Bieber’s Faith and Challenges
“He’s very open about his faith and that seems to be genuine, but he’s going to make mistakes,” says Cathleen Falsani, author of the new book Belieber!.
November 3, 2011
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