Eid al-Fitr
July 1, 2016
Eid al-Fitr
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia describes the rituals and spiritual significance of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.
July 1, 2016
02:37
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
01:22
Selling Chametz for Passover
April 22, 2016
Selling Chametz for Passover
When the festival of Passover approaches, observant Jews search their homes for any yeast or leaven and then give it away, donate it to charity, burn it, or authorize a rabbi to sell it for them to a non-Jewish buyer. “People who don’t share our faith are helping Jewish people in the observance ...
April 22, 2016
04:08
Holy Week
March 18, 2016
Holy Week
During Maundy Thursday and Good Friday “pilgrimage becomes a metaphor for life,” says Rev. Kenneth Semon of the Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe. “We’re following our Lord, who goes before us.”
March 18, 2016
Baha’i Nineteen-Day Fast
March 4, 2016
Baha’i Nineteen-Day Fast
"If I’m hungry I should eat. If I’m thirsty I should drink. But because of a recognition of a greater and higher need, I choose not to," says Abdu’l Karim Ewing-Boyd. We visited him and his family in Washington, DC as they prepared to break the long fast leading up to the Baha'i New Year.
March 4, 2016
01:52
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
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
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
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
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
02:49
More on World Hijab Day
January 21, 2016
More on World Hijab Day
Watch two more women, one a Muslim and one a non-Muslim, participate in World Hijab Day, and see what their experiences are like. Say Muslim Yasmine Ison: “Wearing the hijab [gives] me this whole other freedom that I never had. I started to notice this control I had of myself.”
January 21, 2016
A Singing Organ at Christmastime
December 18, 2015
A Singing Organ at Christmastime
"What we were looking for is an organ that sings, an organ that has a warm, mellow sound that accompanies singing,” says Rev. William Bradley Roberts, professor of church music and director of chapel music at Virginia Theological Seminary.
December 18, 2015
06:40