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Probation for Profit; The Rebbe’s Legacy; Comfort Dogs
August 29, 2014
Probation for Profit; The Rebbe’s Legacy; Comfort Dogs
The ethics of charging the poor to stay out of jail; remembering Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson; the empathetic ministry of dogs who comfort the suffering.
August 29, 2014
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Probation for Profit
August 29, 2014
Probation for Profit
"These are folks that in many cases couldn’t pay like a two hundred dollar fine or ticket. They’re put on probation. They have to pay interest on what they owe, and they have to pay that company for the privilege of being supervised by them," says Caroline Issacs, Arizona program director of the ...
August 29, 2014
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The Rebbe’s Legacy
August 29, 2014
The Rebbe’s Legacy
“He was a master teacher," says Rabbi Chaim Schochet, recalling the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—who led the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch movement until his death 20 years ago. Rabbi Schochet directs Jewish Summer Fellowship, a program of intensive training in sacred texts and mystical ...
August 29, 2014
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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Extended Interview
August 29, 2014
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Extended Interview
"The Rebbe was as profoundly a religious and spiritual figure as you can imagine. He was of course scrupulous in his observance of Jewish law. He prayed with a sense of tremendous profundity, and you actually felt, when you were dealing with him, that you were with a person who was suffused with a ...
August 29, 2014
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Comfort Dogs
August 29, 2014
Comfort Dogs
Dogs, says Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities, are “a very gifted part of God’s creation.” In disaster situations they sense when someone is hurting, and together with their handlers they minister compassionately to the needs of victims.
August 29, 2014
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Depicting Jesus
August 26, 2014
Depicting Jesus
"Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation," says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of The Color of Christ. "So if God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of ...
August 26, 2014
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Religious Response to Ferguson; China Orphan Care
August 22, 2014
Religious Response to Ferguson; China Orphan Care
Communities of faith and the moral issues raised by Ferguson; one American woman’s campaign to bring love into the lives of China’s neglected orphans.
August 22, 2014
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Religious Response to Ferguson
August 22, 2014
Religious Response to Ferguson
"I’m particularly concerned when I see white people and African-American people not having conversations with one another about what’s happening in Ferguson," says Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. "I think that needs to ...
August 22, 2014
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China Orphan Care
August 22, 2014
China Orphan Care
It was the campaign of one American woman, Jenny Bowen, in Berkeley, California, that brought loving care into the lives of millions of Chinese orphans, most of them girls. Bowen and her husband began by adopting one girl. Then another. Now Jenny Bowen leads Half the Sky, a foundation to deliver ...
August 22, 2014
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Atrocities in Myanmar; James Lee Burke; Janmashtami
August 15, 2014
Atrocities in Myanmar; James Lee Burke; Janmashtami
Muslim minority experiences Buddhist persecution in the former Burma; a best-selling author of detective stories explores the idea of sin; Hindus celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna.
August 15, 2014
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Atrocities in Myanmar
August 15, 2014
Atrocities in Myanmar
"There’s a fear among large segments of the Buddhist population in Myanmar," says Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, an independent organization to protect and defend human rights, "that the country is at risk of being taken over by Muslims. It’s a very unreasonable, irrational ...
August 15, 2014
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James Lee Burke
August 15, 2014
James Lee Burke
“A Franciscan told me once, ‘Don’t keep track of the score. The score will take care of itself.’” Writer James Lee Burke’s best-selling crime novels are full of biblical imagery, messianic language, the influences of his Roman Catholic boyhood, and a longing for redemption. ...
August 15, 2014
07:40
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