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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
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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
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Creating Working Schools in Liberia
October 7, 2016
Creating Working Schools in Liberia
“Let’s see if we can get kids to learn more this year than they’ve ever learned before,” says Josh Nathan, academic director of Bridge International Academies. But the teachers’ union is strongly opposed to partnering with a private, for-profit US company to educate the children of ...
October 7, 2016
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Holocaust Denial
October 7, 2016
Holocaust Denial
“Facts are facts,” says Holocaust studies professor Deborah Lipstadt, author of “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.” “There are not two sides to every story, and there are certain things that can’t be contested.”
October 7, 2016
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Blessing of the Animals
October 7, 2016
Blessing of the Animals
“All of nature spoke to Francis,” says Fr James Gardiner of the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. “The more we learn to reverence all of creation, we might learn to reverence and cherish one another better… I think Francis would approve.”
October 7, 2016
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Shaun Casey on Religion and Diplomacy; Hiring the Homeless; Jewish High Holidays Boot Camp
September 30, 2016
Shaun Casey on Religion and Diplomacy; Hiring the Homeless; Jewish High Holidays Boot Camp

A new State Department office believes the US ignores the global impact of religion at its peril; In the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico “there is a better way to help the homeless than criminalizing them;” At the experimental Lab/Shul in … More

September 30, 2016
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Shaun Casey on Religion and Diplomacy
September 30, 2016
Shaun Casey on Religion and Diplomacy
“One of the things we discovered very early on in our existence is there was pent up demand both in the United States, but also globally, for various religious actors and communities to come and engage with the State Department, to learn about our foreign policy,” says Shaun Casey, US Special ...
September 30, 2016
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Hiring the Homeless
September 30, 2016
Hiring the Homeless
“There’s a lot of dislike for us. We’re just worthless creatures who really shouldn’t be alive,” says John, a homeless man in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So the city started a program called There’s a Better Way, to employ homeless men and women, pay them, and connect them to local services ...
September 30, 2016
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Jewish High Holidays Boot Camp
September 30, 2016
Jewish High Holidays Boot Camp
“We are igniting our lives as humans,” says Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, “using the Jewish toolbox to make what we inherited work for today.” Rabbi Lau-Lavie leads New York City’s Lab/Shul in preparations for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
September 30, 2016
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Extended Interview: Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie
September 30, 2016
Extended Interview: Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie
“There’s something about the shofar that is like the chatter of children. It’s the crying of babies. It’s the mother giving birth. It’s the grief wailing. It is a human, primitive voice.” Watch excerpts from our interview with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie about the sound of the shofar and the ...
September 30, 2016
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New African American Museum; Project Mercy; The Amidah Prayer
September 23, 2016
New African American Museum; Project Mercy; The Amidah Prayer

A new national museum explore the role religion has played in the African-American experience and the making of America; a nonprofit in San Diego improves the lives of the poor in nearby Tijuana by building sturdy new homes for them; and … More

September 23, 2016
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New African American Museum
September 23, 2016
New African American Museum
“There is no way you can talk about, discuss or even acknowledge the contribution of African-American history without acknowledging the very real presence and power of faith as a part of that history,” says Rex Ellis, associate director of curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National ...
September 23, 2016
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