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African-American Spirituals
November 4, 2016
African-American Spirituals
"Spirituals are, of course, the songs that the enslaved crafted to tell the story of their experience. But more than that, to tell the story of their faith and the understanding of who they were in relationship to God, and who God was in relationship to them, and it became a story of freedom,” ...
November 4, 2016
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Election 2016: Candidates’ Religious Backgrounds; The Meaning of Peace in the Quran
October 28, 2016
Election 2016: Candidates’ Religious Backgrounds; The Meaning of Peace in the Quran

How does religious faith influence the lives and the politics of this year’s nominees; A University of Michigan scholar studies what peace means in the words and world of the Quran.

October 28, 2016
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Election 2016: Candidates’ Religious Backgrounds
October 28, 2016
Election 2016: Candidates’ Religious Backgrounds
United Methodism, Roman Catholicism, evangelical Christianity, and “the power of positive thinking” have all shaped the politics and personal stories of this year’s candidates for national office.
October 28, 2016
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The Meaning of Peace in the Quran
October 28, 2016
The Meaning of Peace in the Quran
Peace, says history professor and scholar of the Muslim world Juan Cole, “is very central to the cultures of the Middle East. You greet someone by saying ‘Peace be upon you.’ It has the form of a prayer.”
October 28, 2016
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Election 2016: Catholic Voters; Liberian Entrepreneur Chid Liberty
October 21, 2016
Election 2016: Catholic Voters; Liberian Entrepreneur Chid Liberty

What’s a Catholic to do on Election Day this year; “How can we pull people out of poverty if we’re not actually making something?”

October 21, 2016
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Election 2016: Catholic Voters
October 21, 2016
Election 2016: Catholic Voters
“Catholics are the perennial swing voters in American politics. Whichever way Catholics go, usually that’s the way the presidency goes. I expect that to be true this election, too,” says Professor Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the ...
October 21, 2016
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Liberian Entrepreneur Chid Liberty
October 21, 2016
Liberian Entrepreneur Chid Liberty
“I was living in the Bay Area. I had a nice salary. I had a very expensive foreign car. I had everything you think that a twenty-some-year-old kid would want. But I realized that without going back to Liberia I’d never really know who I am truly as a person,” says Chid Liberty, social ...
October 21, 2016
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Religious Debate and the Campaign; Fighting Human Trafficking; Old Skool Café
October 14, 2016
Religious Debate and the Campaign; Fighting Human Trafficking; Old Skool Café

How are religious voters reacting to the latest Donald Trump accusations; Rescuing children who are victims of criminal trafficking is the work of an undercover team led by an American Mormon; A former Los Angeles corrections officer hopes this youth-run … More

October 14, 2016
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Religious Debate and the Campaign
October 14, 2016
Religious Debate and the Campaign
“A lot of evangelicals are doubling down, especially that old-guard religious right, on their support of Trump. Never Trump evangelicals are saying look, this is the last straw. There’s no way any good evangelical can support this guy. The key is you’re seeing some of this showing up in the ...
October 14, 2016
02:59
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Fighting Human Trafficking
October 14, 2016
Fighting Human Trafficking
“We know what a childhood is supposed to be, what innocence is, and if there really are millions of children that don’t have that and that are being abused in the worst way—how can you face your maker and say I did nothing?” That is the question of Tim Ballard, founder of Operation ...
October 14, 2016
07:05
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Old Skool Café
October 14, 2016
Old Skool Café
“Now that I know how many kids feel like their life is meaningless and they don’t expect to live to see their 18th birthday, I can’t walk away and not do something about it,” says Teresa Goines, founder of Old Skool Café, a supper club run by at-risk youth in San Francisco.
October 14, 2016
06:49
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Creating Working Schools in Liberia; Holocaust Denial; Blessing of the Animals
October 7, 2016
Creating Working Schools in Liberia; Holocaust Denial; Blessing of the Animals

Can a private, for-profit US company repair the broken school system in this West African nation shattered by war and Ebola; A new movie about Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt confronts the meaning of truth and lies; A special annual service … More

October 7, 2016
25:51
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