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BBC: Religion & Ethics

  • Learning disability care 'failing'

    Learning disability care 'failing'

    People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.
    - 26 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • Blair charity award faces criticism

    Blair charity award faces criticism

    A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.
    - 26 Nov 14, 3:05am -
  • Pastor auctions car for charity

    Pastor auctions car for charity

    A Newport pastor is auctioning his classic car to raise money for three charities after having it valued on the Antiques Roadshow.
    - 26 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
    - 25 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
    - 25 Nov 14, 9:28am -
  • Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
    - 25 Nov 14, 8:29am -
  • The story of India's slave brides

    The story of India's slave brides

    The BBC's Akanksha Saxena and Neha Sharma meet Indian women who were trafficked when they were children, married off and treated as slaves.
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • The strange world of the 'head shop'

    The strange world of the 'head shop'

    Cannabis is illegal and yet in the UK shops selling cannabis paraphernalia operate openly on the High Street.
    - 24 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:15pm -

Essential Connection Magazine

  • Considering a GAP year?

    Considering a GAP year?

    Most high school seniors scramble to fill out college applications and cram for ACT’s and SAT’s, all while trying to apply for as many scholarships as humanly possible. Why? College is just what you do after high school, right? Well, not everyone…
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  • March Reviews // Tech

    March Reviews // Tech

    iPad Mini Apple, Inc. http://www.apple.com ec’s grade: A+ When CEO Tim Cook announced the newest member of the Apple family, the iPad Mini, a few months ago, it was met with mixed reactions. However, since it’s release, the new smaller iPad has p…
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  • Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Your teachers don’t care if you cheat on a test. Your boss doesn’t care if you give away free food. Your coach doesn’t care if you win or lose and just wants everyone to have high self-esteem. Your parents don’t care if you break curfew as lo…
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  • Movie Reviews // March

    Movie Reviews // March

    Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2012 Starring John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch Ralph is the bad guy in an arcade game named for its hero, Fix-It Felix. Day after day, he terrorizes the game’s denizens, while Felix swoops in to repair the wr…
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  • 5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    So, how do you blaze your own trail when your brother or sister has gone before you? Check out the following tips: 1. Pursue your own interests. Jeremy’s older brother was the quarterback for his high school football team and led them through two w…
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  • March Music Reviews

    March Music Reviews

    Matt & Toby Matt & Toby Tooth & Nail Records www.facebook.com/mattandtoby ec‘s grade: B+ Matt & Toby is a side project from a couple of the guys from Emery. I’ve always enjoyed Emery’s harder stuff, but have always been a bigger fan of their mo…
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  • March Read Through the Bible

    March Read Through the Bible

    Earlier this year, we invited you to join us on a yearlong journey through God’s Word. This month, you’ll finish reading Numbers and Deuteronomy and begin reading in Joshua in the Old Testament. For your NT readings, you’ll dig into the Gospel…
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  • A note from the editor: March 2013

    A note from the editor: March 2013

    The most devastating moments  of my life have often had to do with unmet expectations. The friend who didn’t respond the way I thought she would to a significant change in our relationship. The guy I liked who I expected to like me back, but he di…
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  • Boundary Lines

    Boundary Lines

    This month, ec‘s cover story, “Rules of the Road” by Jennifer Denning, had to do with the boundary lines God sets in the lives of those who follow Him. Her advice? “Don’t spend your life always pushing against God’s boundaries, convinced…
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  • February Reviews: Movies

    February Reviews: Movies

    Chasing Mavericks (2012) ec‘s grade: B+ Young Jay Moriarty doesn’t have much going for him; his father abandoned him, his self-destructive mother can hardly function on most days, and he sees little in life worth pursuing. That is, until he cross…
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First Things: On the Square

  • newMotown and the Turbocharged Church
    Detroit hasn’t gotten a lot of good press in recent decades, as it’s struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But the Church in Detroit is not playing defense. Under the leadership of Arc…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:25am -
  • What Should Girls Watch?
    A female correspondent read my post “What Should Boys Watch?” and wondered about the other half of the population. I asked her to compile her own list of what girls should watch. Here it is, in her words. Continue Reading »
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Saving Christians from Genocide
    Two years after its release, this still photo, taken from an ISIS propaganda video, remains as haunting as ever: a long line of Christian Coptic men in orange jump suits, forced to kneel and await execution simply for being Christian and refusing to…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Whence the Convert Problem?
    I was initially perplexed by the recent dust-up over converts in the Catholic commentariat. It seemed an entirely Anglo-American battle, with no parallel in Italy. Yet upon examination, I have found that the opposite is true. Continue Reading…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Googling Moral Purity
    It’s a Larry Summers moment for Silicon Valley. Google has fired software engineer James Damore. His sin? “Advancing harmful gender stereotypes.” Continue Reading »
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • The Catholic Constitution
    Adrian Vermeule is Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, where he writes and teaches on administrative law and constitutional law and theory. He recently spoke with first things assistant editor Connor Grubaugh ab…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Gratitude So Burdensome?
    Anthony Kronman thinks that Christianity contains the seeds of its own undoing. A “born-again pagan” and former dean of Yale Law, Kronman argues that the Incarnation, which seems to link God with the world in unimaginable intimacy, ends up separa…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Return of the Vocations Crisis
    The recovery in priestly vocations seems to be over. Between 1978 and 2012, after the great crisis of the 1970s following Vatican II, seminaries around the world enjoyed a season of growth. The growth was not constant, nor was it uniform across count…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Pope Benedict's Red Thread
    One shouldn’t speak of a “cult of personality” when describing the papal devotional items that are offered to the hordes of pilgrims and tourists round about Saint Peter’s in Rome: postcards and calendars, coffee cups and silk cloths, plates…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • A Church That Is A Home
    Writing in Commonweal, Massimo Faggioli complains that the Catholic Church in America is dominated by converts—including me. Faggioli is a liberal Catholic, and he appears to be distressed that, as a rule, vocal converts are not. We are loud…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:00am -

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PBS: Religion

  • PBS NewsHour Podcasts and RSS Feeds
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    - 12 Mar 14, 4:19pm -
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Plugged In

  • Robot Love

    Robot Love

    The Curiosity rover recently celebrated its fifth birthday on Mars, and it did so without so much as a cupcake. No presents, no candles, no nothing. Perhaps that does not surprise you: Curiosity, after all, is a machine, and machines are notoriously…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:50am -
  • Culture Clips: An Expert Asks, ‘Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?’

    Culture Clips: An Expert Asks, ‘Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?’

    How are the combined influences of smartphones and social media shaping the lives of children growing up today? In her new article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” in The Atlantic, author and psychologist Jean M. Twenge (Generation Me,…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
  • Let’s Listen to More Christian Music

    Let’s Listen to More Christian Music

    Last weekend I was working in my yard, listening to Pandora set to “shuffle.” Because one of my stations is “60s Oldies Radio,” I wound up getting Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine” drifting into my earbuds. I couldn’t reach into my pocket fas…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 12:07pm -
  • The Dark Tower Ekes Out a Win

    The Dark Tower Ekes Out a Win

    After more than a decade of development, Stephen King’s fantastical world of The Dark Tower hit theaters this weekend. But while the film features a Man in Black (courtesy Matthew McConaughey), it will be a while before the film gets into the blac…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 10:58am -
  • Don’t Rap This Rap

    Don’t Rap This Rap

    For most of my growing-up years, going to school was about getting a diploma. Getting a diploma was about going to college. Going to college was about getting a good job. Then I became a Christian right before my senior year of high school and I twe…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:34am -
  • Culture Clips: Is 13 Reasons Why Really Dangerous? Science Says …

    Culture Clips: Is 13 Reasons Why Really Dangerous? Science Says …

    Oh, Netflix. How did we manage to fill this blog without thee? Last week, we wrote about your newest controversial show, To the Bone. This week, you’re back in the news again for 13 Reasons Why—and for a rather unfortunate reason. When 13 Reason…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
  • And You Thought She Just Liked Doing Laundry

    And You Thought She Just Liked Doing Laundry

    Being a mom is hard work. What with child care, car pools, household chores, food prep, and the gazillion other jobs and duties they’ve got on their plate—not to mention their regular, out-of-the-house jobs that many have besides—how do they h…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 12:27pm -
  • Dunkirk Wins Again

    Dunkirk Wins Again

    A miracle for Dunkirk? Well, probably not. But Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic still pulled out another win—fending off a platoon of smiley faces, a plutonium platinum-haired hero and the year’s most successful raunchfest. We can almost…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • The Dangerously Mixed Messages of To the Bone

    The Dangerously Mixed Messages of To the Bone

    A confession: I don’t understand eating disorders. I get the desire to be thin. But I don’t get the compulsion to starve oneself, or to binge and then purge, or to do any of the many, many things that those with eating disorders do to become so…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:54am -
  • Culture Clips: If You Can’t Beat a Shark, Jump It

    Culture Clips: If You Can’t Beat a Shark, Jump It

    Each summer, Discovery Channel faces a unique programming challenge: making its “Shark Week” programming feel fresh. That’s no small challenge, given the fact that this annual ode to dorsal fins and sharp teeth has been airing since 1988. This…
    - 21 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 3:12pm -

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