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Norman Fischer Extended Interview
June 25, 2010
Norman Fischer Extended Interview
"There's no such thing as a hermetically sealed religion or culture. We human beings have been talking to each other since the beginning, and every time we talk to each other we change each other."
June 25, 2010
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George Lopez: Peacemaking and Aid to Terrorists
June 25, 2010
George Lopez: Peacemaking and Aid to Terrorists
Watch University of Notre Dame peace studies and political science professor George Lopez, currently a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, comment on the consequences of the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to ...
June 25, 2010
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Adoption Ethics
June 18, 2010
Adoption Ethics
"The concern I have with a lot of families is that when they adopt they may not always see it as a permanency nowadays, because there’s a lot of availability to disrupt adoptions," says Dr. Ronald Federici, a neuropsychologist.
June 18, 2010
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Jailhouse Chaplain
June 18, 2010
Jailhouse Chaplain
"As chaplains we absorb people’s sadness, their brokenness, their depth of spiritual despair," says Dennis Gibbs, an Episcopal chaplain at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. "In many ways we hold for these inmates what they cannot hold for themselves."
June 18, 2010
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Catholic Charities and Gulf Oil Disaster
June 11, 2010
Catholic Charities and Gulf Oil Disaster
Catholic Charities set up five relief centers in Louisiana fishing villages to respond to the oil spill catastrophe with financial assistance and spiritual support, says Margaret Dubuisson of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
June 11, 2010
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Personalized Genetic Testing
June 11, 2010
Personalized Genetic Testing
Is the promise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing being oversold? What ethical and public policy concerns does selling genetic tests directly to the public raise?
June 11, 2010
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Pilgrimage to Chartres
June 11, 2010
Pilgrimage to Chartres
St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.
June 11, 2010
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Cairo Speech Anniversary
June 4, 2010
Cairo Speech Anniversary
President Obama's Cairo speech set the framework for ongoing partnerships with the Muslim world in such areas as education, health, science, and interfaith dialogue, says Organization of the Islamic Conference special envoy Rashad Hussain.
June 4, 2010
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Rashad Hussain Extended Interview
June 4, 2010
Rashad Hussain Extended Interview
In addition to confronting tough political issues in the Middle East, US agencies and departments across the government are targeting violent extremism, human rights, and civil rights at home and abroad, says the Obama administration's special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
June 4, 2010
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Aravind Eye Hospital
June 4, 2010
Aravind Eye Hospital
Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world's poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks.
June 4, 2010
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Wilderness Spirituality
June 4, 2010
Wilderness Spirituality
"It is much easier for God to get through our defenses when we're in a wilderness," says John Lionberger. He leads kayak and canoe trips that he says "get to the transcendent through the physical."
June 4, 2010
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Thomas Farr: Religious Freedom and Obama’s Cairo Speech
June 4, 2010
Thomas Farr: Religious Freedom and Obama’s Cairo Speech
Thomas Farr, associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University and former director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, assesses the progress that's been made in advancing religious freedom one year after President Obama's Cairo ...
June 4, 2010
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