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Look Back 2015
December 22, 2015
Look Back 2015
We review the top religion and ethics stories of the past year.
December 22, 2015
25:53
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Look Back 2015
December 22, 2015
Look Back 2015
In our final show before the New Year, we review the top religion and ethics stories of 2015. Host Fred de Sam Lazaro is joined by R&E managing editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, and Jerome Socolovsky, editor-in-chief of Religion News Service.
December 22, 2015
24:13
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Christmas Music Tells the Story; Zaytuna College; Packing Meals for the Hungry
December 18, 2015
Christmas Music Tells the Story; Zaytuna College; Packing Meals for the Hungry
Christmas carols, hymns, and popular songs embody the meaning of the season; a California college is reviving Islam’s liberal arts tradition; and a community church in Virginia works with Stop Hunger Now to feed hungry children around the world.
December 18, 2015
25:48
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Christmas Music Tells the Story
December 18, 2015
Christmas Music Tells the Story
"Carols and hymns are amazingly succinct theological statements,” says Eileen Guenther, professor of church history at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. “There is more theology in a few words of poetry than you can possibly imagine. You can have a whole sermon in four lines.”
December 18, 2015
08:50
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Zaytuna College
December 18, 2015
Zaytuna College
"For us it’s very important to hold onto our faith and to do that in a space where it’s encouraged, to engage your intellect but also to remember it goes with your faith, and they are not separate," says Aisha Ibrahim, a student at Zaytuna.
December 18, 2015
08:39
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Packing Meals for the Hungry
December 18, 2015
Packing Meals for the Hungry
"This world is filled with so many problems you almost don’t know where to start. When you gather a bunch of people together there’s strength, and there’s encouragement in that…Instead of hearing a sermon, they come here and be the sermon," says Grace Community Church senior pastor John ...
December 18, 2015
02:11
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A Singing Organ at Christmastime
December 18, 2015
A Singing Organ at Christmastime
"What we were looking for is an organ that sings, an organ that has a warm, mellow sound that accompanies singing,” says Rev. William Bradley Roberts, professor of church music and director of chapel music at Virginia Theological Seminary.
December 18, 2015
06:40
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Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban; Peter Singer on Effective Altruism; Hanukkah on the River
December 11, 2015
Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban; Peter Singer on Effective Altruism; Hanukkah on the River
Religious leaders are taking a stand against anti-Islam rhetoric and discrimination directed at Muslims; a Princeton ethicist and philosopher says living a fully ethical life means doing the most good we can; and menorahs, dreidels, latkes, and boat parades "spread the miracle" of Hanukkah to ...
December 11, 2015
25:53
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Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban
December 11, 2015
Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban
"I would caution us against thinking that being against one group isn’t going to spill over and hurt many more people," says Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim-American scholar and director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
December 11, 2015
08:46
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US Muslim Ban Extended Conversation
December 11, 2015
US Muslim Ban Extended Conversation
"If we look back in our families, we find that we're all immigrants. Whoever they were, they were the stranger, they were the people who were looked upon as foreigners. For us to turn over and suddenly be prejudiced against some newcomers, this is denying our own heritage."
December 11, 2015
10:34
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Peter Singer on Effective Altruism
December 11, 2015
Peter Singer on Effective Altruism
"With charity people don’t ask, do I get better value for my money by giving to this charity rather than that one? That aspect of market thinking, that I want value for money, is something the effective altruism movement is trying to bring into philanthropy.”
December 11, 2015
07:41
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Hanukkah on the River
December 11, 2015
Hanukkah on the River
"When people stand together and see the menorah being lit, we're hoping to inspire them to a greater level of commitment and dedication to their own faith and tradition."
December 11, 2015
03:28
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