Religion & Spirituality
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When we interviewed Joni Eareckson Tada in 2010, the popular evangelical author and speaker had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, two years later, we speak with Tada, a quadriplegic, about her battle with the disease and how it has affected her marriage and her faith. More → The post Joni Eareckson Tada: Breast Cancer Update appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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"I think I'm doing everything I can. I'm being as a good a steward of my body as I possibly can to ensure that I'll come out the other end cancer free. That would be a blessing." More → The post Joni Eareckson Tada Extended Interview appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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"Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind in the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again once you’ve been branded a felon," says Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow." More → The post Mass Incarceration appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison. More → The post Michelle Alexander Extended Interview appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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This expression of Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, "is creating an atmosphere to pray, and it’s an offering. I think it’s just a physical way of expressing this love for the divine, and in the whirling it becomes a mediation," says Manjula Kumar, a program manager at the Smithsonian Institution. More → The post Sufi Whirling Dervishes appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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Despite his having sustained serious head injuries three years ago, Father Andrew Greeley is still a priest. “We know that he is blessed, and he’s blessing us, and it means a lot,” says Greeley’s niece, Eileen Durkin. More → The post Andrew Greeley appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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Activist groups should bring about a greater awareness of worker rights issues and add a moral voice to global economic matters, says David Schilling of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. More → The post Cambodia Garment Worker Justice appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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Dogs, says Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities, are “a very gifted part of God’s creation.” In disaster situations they sense when someone is hurting, and together with their handlers they minister compassionately to the needs of victims. More → The post Comfort Dogs appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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This Grammy-Award-winning artist’s new album, "spirityouall," includes his interpretations of classic African-American spirituals as well as songs he composed. Through all of them he hears the influence of his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., who was an operatic baritone. More → The post Bobby McFerrin appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly .
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Watch Bobby McFerrin's recent performance of "Fix Me Jesus" in the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.
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Economic prosperity and modernity are beginning to have an impact on religious life in Thailand, a country that is 95 percent Buddhist but that in the last 30 years has seen the number of Buddhist monks decrease by about half.
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“If you’re training gay scouts to be, presumably, gay leaders, but then you don’t want gay leaders in the scouts, that’s an odd message to send,” says United Methodist pastor Charles Parker, a former scout. But opponents of the proposal to accept gay scouts say it flies in the face of a basic scouting tenet: the oath boys take to be “morally straight.”
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"Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC. It’s an economic justice issue, a social justice issue," says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. City governments and programs that help the poor will bear the brunt of the federal budget cuts imposed by sequestration.
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This former White House press secretary wants to change our bitter political climate and restore “real relationships of trust.” After graduating from Wesley Theological Seminary, McCurry, a United Methodist, says he "felt some sense of call, that God was putting on me a challenge to see if I could do something about this broken world of politics that I've worked in for so long."