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Migrant Crisis and Faith-Based Relief Groups
October 23, 2015
Migrant Crisis and Faith-Based Relief Groups
“We often hear of the tragedies and some of the complaints about people coming in that are outsiders,” says Sean Callahan, chief operating officer of Catholic Relief Services, who was just in the Balkans where thousands of migrants keep arriving every day. “Mostly what we’ve seen is people ...
October 23, 2015
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Arizona State University Access to College Education
October 23, 2015
Arizona State University Access to College Education
"We’re not just getting [students] ready to graduate from the high school, we’re getting them ready to graduate from the university, and that begins as early as preschool," says Deborah Gonzalez, chief academic officer at Arizona State University’s prep school.
October 23, 2015
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Parliament of the World’s Religions
October 23, 2015
Parliament of the World’s Religions
This year’s conference focused on women in leadership, peace, and climate change. Imam Malik Mujahid elaborates on the issues the Parliament considered and the importance of supporting religious leaders “who believe in the humanity of the other.”
October 23, 2015
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Nostra Aetate 50th Anniversary
October 20, 2015
Nostra Aetate 50th Anniversary
The 1965 Second Vatican Council declaration on the relation of the church to non-Christian religions transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate had its roots "in the shame and realizations of Christians after the Holocaust for what has been done to Jews," ...
October 20, 2015
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Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
October 16, 2015
Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
Casa del Migrante offers safe harbor to those fleeing violence and poverty in Central America; and a new novel focuses on the flawed biblical figure of King David.
October 16, 2015
25:46
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Mexico Migrant Center
October 16, 2015
Mexico Migrant Center
"All people who come here injured or hurt do not leave here until they’re completely recovered. They have to leave here as persons who are free and with dignity," says Rev. Pedro Pantoja, a 72-year-old Jesuit priest who founded Casa del Migrante shelter in Saltillo, Mexico.
October 16, 2015
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Novelist Geraldine Brooks
October 16, 2015
Novelist Geraldine Brooks
"What I really loved about researching this book was reading [Abraham Joshua] Heschel on the Hebrew prophets. He says these are some of the most confounding and troublesome men who ever lived, and I’ve always been attracted to brave idealists—the people who take the human condition, the ethical ...
October 16, 2015
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New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary
October 16, 2015
New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary
Five years ago, the historic VTS chapel burned to the ground. Now a new chapel and chapel garden have been dedicated that are "fit for the 21st century and the future of the church…so many lives are formed in this space," says Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of VTS.
October 16, 2015
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The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities; Laughter Yoga
October 9, 2015
The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities; Laughter Yoga
Physician Barry Kerzin brings Buddhist compassion and meditation to Western medicine; an ultra-Orthodox Jewish charity finds live kidney donors for grateful transplant recipients who are also Jewish; and a growing spiritual practice combines the breathing techniques of yoga and the joy of laughing.
October 9, 2015
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The Dalai Lama’s Doctor
October 9, 2015
The Dalai Lama’s Doctor
Buddhism became a sanctuary for Dr. Barry Kerzin and led to his ordination as a monk. Now he serves as the Dalai Lama’s personal physician and combines his medical wisdom with love and compassion that translate into empathy.
October 9, 2015
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Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
October 9, 2015
Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
“What are the ethics and morals of Jews giving kidneys to anybody, as long as that recipient is Jewish?” asks writer Paul Berger, who works for the national Jewish newspaper Forward.
October 9, 2015
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Laughter Yoga
October 9, 2015
Laughter Yoga
A growing new spiritual practice combines the breathing techniques of yoga with laughter. Practitioners say it helps them achieve joy and spiritual well-being. At a laughter yoga session at Washington National Cathedral, we talk with instructor Diane Cohen, who says laughter yoga releases “that ...
October 9, 2015
02:00
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