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Higher Ground
October 6, 2011
Higher Ground
Actress Vera Farmiga plays a woman who is “wrestling with the Lord and refusing to let him go until she understands and until he blesses her,” says writer and author Frederica Mathewes-Green.
October 6, 2011
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Using Drones Outside Combat Zones
September 30, 2011
Using Drones Outside Combat Zones
The September 30 killing in Yemen of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is reigniting an ethical debate: Should the US use armed drones outside combat zones? Watch excerpts from recent interviews on drones and the ethics of war.
September 30, 2011
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Catholic Charities and Gay Adoption
September 30, 2011
Catholic Charities and Gay Adoption
Catholic Charities in Illinois refuses to accept same-sex couples for adoption or foster parenting. Should the state, which recognizes civil unions, withdraw its funding of the charity?
September 30, 2011
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Jewish Social Justice
September 30, 2011
Jewish Social Justice
“The way we spend our money is ultimately one of the greatest signs of our moral convictions,” says Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz.
September 30, 2011
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Alabama Immigration Law
September 23, 2011
Alabama Immigration Law
Religious leaders have joined civil rights activists, the Justice Department, and others in challenging Alabama's tough new immigration law. "The government is trying to tell us what we can or can’t do in terms of works of mercy, works of charity, which are fundamental to our faith," says Father ...
September 23, 2011
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India School Lunch Program
September 16, 2011
India School Lunch Program
“There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik.
September 16, 2011
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Paul Farmer on Haiti after the Quake
September 16, 2011
Paul Farmer on Haiti after the Quake
“Church groups, mosque-related groups, synagogue-related groups—it’s not necessarily their mission to go and promote water security, but if it’s their mission to help their neighbors, which it always is, then we’re going to have to think hard about how we’re going to work together,” ...
September 16, 2011
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Qur’an Disposal
September 16, 2011
Qur’an Disposal
“When Muslims want to respectfully dispose of a text of the Qur’an that is no longer usable, we will burn it,” says Imam Jihad Turk, director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California.
September 16, 2011
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9/11 Then and Now
September 9, 2011
9/11 Then and Now
“Have we healed? Yes, healed with a hole. It’s never a complete healing, but at least there a willingness to write a new chapter of life,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, a New York Fire Department chaplain.
September 9, 2011
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The Costs of War
September 9, 2011
The Costs of War
“The people who are paying the costs, military families, veterans, civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—those people deserve to have their story told,” says Professor Catherine Lutz of Brown University.
September 9, 2011
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Ten Years Later: Nicholas Wolterstorff
September 9, 2011
Ten Years Later: Nicholas Wolterstorff
“You’re not tolerant,” says this Christian philosopher, “if you're indifferent. You're tolerant if you disapprove of the other person's religion but put up with it nonetheless."
September 9, 2011
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Ten Years Later: Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
September 7, 2011
Ten Years Later: Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
“We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?”
September 7, 2011
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