Sikh Saint-Soldier
June 3, 2005
Sikh Saint-Soldier
A Sikh ceremony celebrates the creation of the Khalsa — a brotherhood of Sikhs who publicly take a vow to follow a certain spiritual and physical discipline.
June 3, 2005
Christian Comedian Brad Stine
May 27, 2005
Christian Comedian Brad Stine
There is an old but persistent stereotype that some religious believers are so strict and stern they have no time or taste for laughter. Brad Stine is a successful performer who thinks evangelical Christianity and standup comedy can go together, and that humor can help spread faith.
May 27, 2005
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Evangelicals and Identity
March 18, 2005
Evangelicals and Identity
Part one of a four-part series on America’s evangelicals. They make up about a quarter of the population. Their political influence is strong. Their churches seem to be thriving. And yet, many evangelicals say they feel misunderstood by the wider culture — under siege — as if they were an ...
March 18, 2005
Tibetan New Year
February 18, 2005
Tibetan New Year
Tibetan Buddhists celebrated their New Year, called Losar, with traditional services of prayer and purification, sending positive energy into the world, they hope, to help bring about peace.
February 18, 2005
India’s Zoroastrians
December 24, 2004
India’s Zoroastrians
Estimates vary widely, but some claim that as few as 115,000 Zoroastrians remain—a few in Europe, North America and Iran, but the vast majority are in India, where they are called Parsis.
December 24, 2004
Ramadan Fasting
October 29, 2004
Ramadan Fasting
As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan until mid-November, we wondered what it is like to fast during daylight hours for a month -- eating and drinking nothing, not even water. We spent a day with Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington and also the leader of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland.
October 29, 2004
Indian Violins
July 9, 2004
Indian Violins
In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it's run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence -- and violins.
July 9, 2004
Trembling Before G-d
May 21, 2004
Trembling Before G-d
We have a story about a gay Orthodox Jew struggling with that seemingly impossible choice between sexual orientation and religion. It's one of several such stories in a documentary feature film released three years ago and directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski. The title of the film is TREMBLING BEFORE ...
May 21, 2004
Shambhala Meditation
April 30, 2004
Shambhala Meditation
Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be ...
April 30, 2004
Jewish Burial Practices
February 6, 2004
Jewish Burial Practices
The Jewish tradition of tahara, the washing and purifying of a dead body, is considered one of the greatest of all good deeds — mitzvot. Those who perform taharas are volunteer members of the burial society, chevra kadisha. Women attend to deceased women, men to men.
February 6, 2004
Christmas Traditions
December 19, 2003
Christmas Traditions
Many of the best known Christmas traditions were actually adapted from pagan practices and given new Christian meanings.
December 19, 2003
Rabbi Alan Lew on Spirituality of High Holy Days
September 26, 2003
Rabbi Alan Lew on Spirituality of High Holy Days
We talk with Rabbi Alan Lew of Congregation Beth Shalom in San Francisco, who has written about the High Holidays in his new book This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared.
September 26, 2003