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Religion and Presidential Politics 2016
June 24, 2016
Religion and Presidential Politics 2016
While the presumptive Republican nominee for president told evangelicals he is “a tremendous believer,” interfaith protests, vigils, and press conferences questioned the candidate’s religious claims and assertions.
June 24, 2016
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Mormon Welfare Program
June 24, 2016
Mormon Welfare Program
“The idea of caring for those who are in need we consider to be a scriptural mandate,” says Steve Peterson, managing director of the Mormon Church’s welfare system. “And that’s grown into a wonderful program worldwide that focuses on caring for those in need, to relieve suffering, and to ...
June 24, 2016
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Quakers in Costa Rica
June 24, 2016
Quakers in Costa Rica
“I was looking for a place where I could practice empathy,” says Randall Smith. “I’m looking for a place to practice tolerance. I’m looking for a place to practice compassion, love, truth. What I found in the Friends community is a place to do that that is safe, that is a very large tent. ...
June 24, 2016
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Bring a Friend to Mosque
June 24, 2016
Bring a Friend to Mosque
Some mosques use the month of Ramadan as an opportunity to educate friends and neighbors about Islam. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia encourages members of its congregation to bring non-Muslim friends to their iftar dinners, the meal that breaks the fast during ...
June 24, 2016
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Religious Responses to Orlando Massacre; Evangelicals and Donald Trump; Salt Lake City Refugee Resettlement
June 17, 2016
Religious Responses to Orlando Massacre; Evangelicals and Donald Trump; Salt Lake City Refugee Resettlement

Faith communities respond to the latest mass shooting; the presumptive Republican nominee faces a sharply divided evangelical vote; and many refugees are finding a home in conservative Utah.
 
 

June 17, 2016
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Religious Responses to Orlando Massacre
June 17, 2016
Religious Responses to Orlando Massacre
Muslim leaders spoke out this week after the massacre in Orlando. “We condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “It violates our principles as Americans and as Muslims.” And Sayyid Syeed, national director ...
June 17, 2016
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Evangelicals and Donald Trump
June 17, 2016
Evangelicals and Donald Trump
“It’s not just evangelicals,” says John Green, director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. “There are other pieces of the Republican Party that are in disarray as well. But because evangelicals play just a central role at the ballot box, that has to be a ...
June 17, 2016
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Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions
June 10, 2016
Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions
“We really need to free dying from the hospital and take it back into the community where it belongs,” said Dr. VJ Periyakoil, director of palliative care education and training at Stanford University School of Medicine.
June 10, 2016
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Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
June 10, 2016
Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
“We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.”
June 10, 2016
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Payday Lenders; Women’s Mosque of America; Packing Meals for the Hungry
June 3, 2016
Payday Lenders; Women’s Mosque of America; Packing Meals for the Hungry

They provide quick money when banks do not, but they also target and trap the very poor; women lead prayers, preach sermons, and serve together at this all-female mosque—the first of its kind in the US; and a community church … More

June 3, 2016
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Payday Lenders
June 3, 2016
Payday Lenders
More and more churches in Alabama are opposing the high interest charges of payday lenders. "There’s a moral and ethical injunction starting back in the Old Testament going all the way into the New Testament church,” says Rev. Shannon Webster, pastor of Birmingham’s First Presbyterian Church. ...
June 3, 2016
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Women’s Mosque of America
June 3, 2016
Women’s Mosque of America
"Women have for a long time felt shut out from mosques everywhere. And so instead of trying to argue against whether this women’s mosque should exist or not, they should really be looking at their own communities and wondering how they can make them a more welcoming place for everyone," says Dr. ...
June 3, 2016
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