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Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Program
February 5, 2016
Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Program
Once staunchly Polish Catholic, this community outside Detroit is now the only US city with a Muslim-majority city council; Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry is passing on his family’s farming legacy in partnership with a small Dominican college.
February 5, 2016
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Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan
February 5, 2016
Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan
“America is the greatest country in the world because of its great Constitution,” says Hamtramck city councilman Saad Almasmari. “I’m an American. My rule is going to be the US Constitution and the state and the city law.”
February 5, 2016
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Wendell Berry Farming Program
February 4, 2016
Wendell Berry Farming Program
Farming is often about homecoming, explains Mary Berry, executive director of the Berry Center. “It doesn’t mean [farmers] have to go to the place they were born,” she says. “The concept of homecoming is simply to take root some place and care about a place, not just for a short amount of ...
February 4, 2016
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Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America’s Original Sin; The Boxer
January 29, 2016
Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America’s Original Sin; The Boxer
A lawsuit alleges that some private yeshivas run by Hasidic Jewish sects are not complying with New York state law by not teaching English, math, and science; an activist, pastor, and preacher says white and black churches must cross the bridge to a new America now; and a church in Baltimore runs a ...
January 29, 2016
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Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy
January 29, 2016
Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy
“I am a father of three children, and my concern today is that they should get a proper education, as all children are entitled to, in order to succeed in whatever they want to do when they get older,” says Yoel Falkowitz, a Hasidic Jew.
January 29, 2016
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America’s Original Sin
January 29, 2016
America’s Original Sin
“America’s original sin—it isn’t just slavery,” says author, activist, and Sojourners editor Jim Wallis. “It’s the kind of racism we created to justify the use of black people as chattel and property to build this nation, to say from the beginning that black lives matter less than ...
January 29, 2016
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America’s Original Sin Extended Conversation
January 29, 2016
America’s Original Sin Extended Conversation
“American exceptionalism, which I’ve been critical of for years, could be made true if we become a majority of minorities who learn to live together justly, and fairly, and respectfully,” says author and activist Jim Wallis.
January 29, 2016
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The Boxer
January 29, 2016
The Boxer
“In life there is so much temptation,” says boxing coach Mike Mosley. “There’s so much bad out there that it’s hard to know that you’re doing the right thing. I know 100 percent of the time when I’m in the gym is the right thing, and there’s a freedom in that.”
January 29, 2016
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Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
January 22, 2016
Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
Millions now turn to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to participate digitally in group grieving; recent religious violence traces back to an age-old controversy over the sacredness of cows in Hinduism; and an annual event encourages non-Muslim women to try wearing the headscarf for a day.
January 22, 2016
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Social Media and Grieving
January 21, 2016
Social Media and Grieving
"Cyberspace just gives us a new place to grieve, a new place to create rituals, a new place to memorialize the death of someone we care about," says Carla Sofka, professor of social work at Siena College and co-editor of a book on death and grief in an online universe.
January 21, 2016
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India Beef Ban
January 21, 2016
India Beef Ban
“We don’t even believe that the cow is an animal,” says Devender Nayak. “We see it as a manifestation of God.”
January 21, 2016
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World Hijab Day
January 21, 2016
World Hijab Day
“A headscarf isn’t meant to hurt you; it’s what’s meant to protect you. You’re modest in the sense of God looking at you, but you’re modest to other people as well,” says Umand Weerasinghe, a young Buddhist woman in Maryland whose Muslim friend Sofia Amir loaned her a scarf to wear for ...
January 21, 2016
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