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Ethics and Ebola; Transgender People and Theology; Food Truck Pastor
October 17, 2014
Ethics and Ebola; Transgender People and Theology; Food Truck Pastor
Ethical considerations and a threatening epidemic; churches ministering to and thinking theologically about transgender individuals; a Lutheran minister who feeds the hungry from a food truck church.
October 17, 2014
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Ethics and Ebola
October 17, 2014
Ethics and Ebola
“We should be thinking about how we can more vigorously and effectively help the people of West Africa and how we can protect health care workers in the United States. We can afford to do both quite well,” says bioethicist George Annas.
October 17, 2014
03:59
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Transgender People and Theology
October 17, 2014
Transgender People and Theology
“What’s wrong with us that we don’t have space for folks to transcend and expand our understanding of what it can be to be female and what it can be to be male?” asks Rev. Emily McGinley of the Urban Village Church in Chicago. Her ministry reaches out to and welcomes transgender people, ...
October 17, 2014
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Food Truck Pastor
October 17, 2014
Food Truck Pastor
“I love the Lutheran tradition, the Lutheran theology, the message of grace,” says Rev. Margaret Kelly, a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her food-truck church offers meals, prayer services, and a feeling of community to the hungry and homeless.
October 17, 2014
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Tiny Houses for the Homeless; Joshua Bell; Sukkot
October 10, 2014
Tiny Houses for the Homeless; Joshua Bell; Sukkot
Religious leaders support transitional housing for the homeless; a violinist finds the divine order in the world through music; and the meaning and practices behind a Jewish harvest festival.
October 10, 2014
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Tiny Houses for the Homeless
October 10, 2014
Tiny Houses for the Homeless
“If we don’t in some concrete way help people to have a decent life here on earth, we are not fulfilling the gospel. It’s that simple,” say Pastor Dan Bryant, senior minister of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Eugene, Oregon, and president of the board of Opportunity ...
October 10, 2014
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Joshua Bell
October 10, 2014
Joshua Bell
“Music has been, in a sense, my religion, and it is what brings me closest to God or truth or whatever you want to call it.”
October 10, 2014
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Sukkot
October 10, 2014
Sukkot
Yom Kippur “was thinking, sitting, and praying,” says Rabbi James Michaels of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. “Sukkot is just the opposite.” It is, he observes, “something that really gives us a very nice feeling of being alive.”
October 10, 2014
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Synod on the Family; Prison Beard; Doctors Without Borders
October 3, 2014
Synod on the Family; Prison Beard; Doctors Without Borders
The Catholic Church debates the pastoral challenges of family life; an American Muslim convict argues for the religious freedom to grow a beard; the humanitarianism of Doctors Without Borders dedicates itself to medical care and bearing witness.
October 3, 2014
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Synod on the Family
October 3, 2014
Synod on the Family
We set the stage for the October 5 opening of the Vatican’s two-week discussion and debate, called by Pope Francis, on the church and the pastoral challenges of contemporary family life, including topics such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, annulments, and cohabitation.
October 3, 2014
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Prison Beard
October 3, 2014
Prison Beard
According to lawyer Douglas Laycock, this religious freedom case is not just about Gregory Holt, the American Muslim convict who now goes by the name of Abdul Maalik Muhammad and who is the plaintiff in Holt v Hobbs. “It’s about all those other prisoners that were not getting their scriptures, ...
October 3, 2014
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Doctors Without Borders
October 3, 2014
Doctors Without Borders
For decades now, the mission of this Nobel-Prize-winning humanitarian group has been “medical care and bearing witness.” But bearing witness has had to be tempered by real-life considerations, observes medical sociologist Renee Fox. “When they were young, they thought witnessing was an ...
October 3, 2014
07:59
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