Religion & Spirituality
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“I’m like Pope John XXIII,” says former priest and founder of MicroGrants, Joe Selvaggio. “They asked him what he wanted to do with his papacy, and he said, well, I’d like to see that the poor have a little less suffering in life.”
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We talk with Rev. Frank Wade, interim dean of the Washington National Cathedral, about the value of cathedrals in a twenty-first century world and the role a cathedral can play in helping the nation understand the relationship between faith and politics.
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The former British prime minister converted to Catholicism and established a foundation to address issues of faith and globalization. “The big issue of our time,” according to Blair, “is trying to deal with extremism based on a perversion of religion, and how you get peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths and cultures.”
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Watch more of our interview with Tony Blair, who says faith can provide strength and spiritual consolation, but “it can’t tell you the right answer. You’ve got to work that out, in a sense, on your own. It can’t determine your policy, because life’s not like that, I’m afraid.”
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The primary goal of the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York "is to reach out to people who might be curious about what makes Mormons tick...It's really a non-threatening way to get some connection to this religion," says Brent Hanson, artistic director of the pageant.
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“The spirit of resilience is deep in the heart of the Sikh faith,” says Valarie Kaur, a Sikh woman from Auburn Seminary in New York. “Sikhs have died for their turbans, died for their faith, but drawn from their faith to rise up again and not be afraid.”
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We all choose how to read religious texts, says this Vanderbilt Divinity School New Testament and Jewish studies professor who proposes that “what we can do is read graciously in the presence of our neighbor.”
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"The religion of Jesus was Judaism, not Christianity...Jesus was not coming to innovate and start a new religion. He was coming to reinforce the Torah."