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Africa Famine Firsthand Report
August 12, 2011
Africa Famine Firsthand Report
“The biggest challenge is the sheer volume of people,” says Tony Hall, former US ambassador to the UN World Food Program. Every day an estimated 1,500 malnourished refugees cross the Somalia-Kenya border to escape Somalia’s widening famine.
August 12, 2011
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Religious Hiring Rights
August 12, 2011
Religious Hiring Rights
At the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, executive director Bob Gehman says, "If we were not able to discriminate in our hiring practices based on our faith and religion, that would change us."
August 12, 2011
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Eugene Peterson
August 12, 2011
Eugene Peterson
“You enter into the soul, the spirit of somebody else by listening to them, not by telling them something,” according to this retired Presbyterian minister who says he misses the intimacy that comes with pastoral ministry.
August 12, 2011
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Tax Justice
August 5, 2011
Tax Justice
"It’s a matter of sharing the burdens of a free society and a good society. That’s, morally speaking, what taxes are about," according to political philosopher and Harvard government professor Michael Sandel.
August 5, 2011
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King James Bible 400th Anniversary
August 5, 2011
King James Bible 400th Anniversary
It was the Bible of the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., says author Jon Sweeney. “It’s the basis of cultural identity in the United States more than any other book.”
August 5, 2011
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The King James Bible: “Masterpiece by Committee”
August 5, 2011
The King James Bible: “Masterpiece by Committee”
Watch more about the history surrounding the 1611 publication of the King James Version of the Bible.
August 5, 2011
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Christians in the Holy Land
July 29, 2011
Christians in the Holy Land
“Only with people, with community” will the Holy Land remain holy, says Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, the region’s Roman Catholic leader. But the number of Christians in Israel and the West Bank is declining at an alarming rate.
July 29, 2011
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Christians in the Holy Land Extended Excerpts
July 29, 2011
Christians in the Holy Land Extended Excerpts
Watch more of Kim Lawton’s interviews about the diminishing numbers of Christians in the Holy Land and the complicated—sometimes controversial—efforts to support them.
July 29, 2011
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Ramadan is Here
July 29, 2011
Ramadan is Here
"Ramadan is that really intense, focused way of fasting and working on our own selves," says Rahima Ullah, "and then working on our relationships to others and ultimately to God."
July 29, 2011
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Clergy Stress
July 29, 2011
Clergy Stress
"There's a lot of pressure we put on ourselves as clergy because of what we're doing, and we don't want to let God down," says Rev. Lynda Ferguson, a Methodist pastor in rural North Carolina.
July 29, 2011
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Budget Prayer Vigil
July 28, 2011
Budget Prayer Vigil
"We ought to pray here every day until Congress proves worthy of the calling of the nation to govern," said Rev. Michael Livingston, director of the National Council of Churches poverty initiative, at a gathering of religious leaders on Capitol Hill.
July 28, 2011
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Lambeth Holy Land Conference
July 22, 2011
Lambeth Holy Land Conference
At a meeting in London’s historic Lambeth Palace, top Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders launched a new effort to support Christians in the Holy Land. “Have these people a future in their ancestral home? We hope and pray that they do,” says Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
July 22, 2011
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