Religion & Spirituality
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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."
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"I think the single biggest missing ingredient in our political system right now are real relationships of trust, human relationships where people really think about and care about each other. And that's right where the church has to be."
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"These are safe men. Not only will they not create conflict and violence in your community, they can help resolve it," says Jacques Verduin. His program in San Quentin prison is helping inmates deal with the emotional pain at the root of their criminal behavior.
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"Just like we help the veterans who come home from the wars, and they have a lot of challenges, so also we have a responsibility and a need to help these folks as well," says Mike McKay, director of refugee services for Catholic Charities in San Diego.
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When former Microsoft executive John Wood discovered the world’s need for books, he was trekking in Nepal and recalling what he had read in the Dalai Lama’s book “The Art of Happiness” about the importance of giving something to someone in need.
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Watch an extended interview with Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who in 1963 was one of many children who was placed in jail for marching in Birmingham.
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Baseball, like religion, has its own relics, prophets, rituals, and in the game's most magnificent moments, a sense of "the ineffable," according to John Sexton, president of New York University and author of "Baseball as a Road to God."
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Faith communities in Boston and beyond should pray “for a sense of our connectedness to each other,” says Rev. Samuel Lloyd, priest-in-charge at Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay. In the midst of a terrible trauma, they should be “grateful for a God of love working through all of this.”