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Moral Questions and Military Intervention
April 15, 2011
Moral Questions and Military Intervention
A Yale Law School professor considers what force should be used for in a just world and says intervening militarily to protect people being slaughtered by their own government is "an enormous break with America’s practice."
April 15, 2011
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Stephen L. Carter: The Moral Language of War
April 15, 2011
Stephen L. Carter: The Moral Language of War
In a new book called "The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama," Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter ponders the vocabulary of just and unjust war and the significance of using the American military for humanitarian interventions.
April 15, 2011
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Passover Themes
April 15, 2011
Passover Themes
Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles, says Passover is "the centerpiece of the Jewish moral imagination and the Jewish collective memory."
April 15, 2011
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Rabbi Sharon Brous Extended Interview
April 15, 2011
Rabbi Sharon Brous Extended Interview
"The idea that it's possible to move from slavery to freedom and from darkness to light and from despair to hope—that is the greatest Jewish story every told."
April 15, 2011
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News Roundtable
April 8, 2011
News Roundtable
We review some of the week's leading religion news stories, from deadly riots in Afghanistan over the burning of a Quran at a Florida church to the morality of the budget to a church-state decision from the Supreme Court.
April 8, 2011
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Pastors and Guns
April 8, 2011
Pastors and Guns
"If the criminals have guns, then we need to have them," says Pastor Russ Tenhoff of the Safe Harbor Ministry in Baltimore. But other religious leaders say they are working to prevent guns from getting into the hands of the wrong people.
April 8, 2011
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Father James Martin, SJ: “Of Gods and Men”
April 8, 2011
Father James Martin, SJ: “Of Gods and Men”
An acclaimed new movie shows that a monastery is "at once a refuge and a very integral part of the world," says Jesuit priest James Martin, and that "the life of faith is not without doubt."
April 8, 2011
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Carlos Eire
April 1, 2011
Carlos Eire
Reformation historian, award-winning memoirist, and Cuban émigré Carlos Eire says reading the medieval devotional book "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas à Kempis was "a conversion experience."
April 1, 2011
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Civil Rights of American Muslims
March 30, 2011
Civil Rights of American Muslims
"As Muslim societies wrestle with how to treat religious minorities, let them look to our nation," said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick this week in his congressional testimony on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims. Watch excerpts from the hearing.
March 30, 2011
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Morehouse College Glee Club
March 28, 2011
Morehouse College Glee Club
Watch the 100-year-old Morehouse College Glee Club in a recent performance at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
March 28, 2011
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Prayer and Fasting Campaign on Budget Cuts
March 28, 2011
Prayer and Fasting Campaign on Budget Cuts
An interfaith coalition is launching a prayer and fasting campaign to protect federal funding for programs that help the poor.
March 28, 2011
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Moral Questions and Libya Intervention
March 25, 2011
Moral Questions and Libya Intervention
"We don’t have an obligation to be everywhere for the very simple reason that we don’t have the capacity to be everywhere," says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
March 25, 2011
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