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LES Stories: Holidays in the City

LES Stories: Holidays in the City

Tenement Talks is an evening series of lectures, readings, panel discussions and programming that provides perspective on New York City’s rich culture. Free & held at the Tenement Museum 108 Orchard unless otherwise noted. RSVP to events(at)tenement.org. The Lower East Side Stories series invites professionals and up-and-comers from the storytelling circuit to tell New York [...]

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 | Comments: 0
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

THIRTEEN visits the Scholastic Auditorium for a screening and discussion of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.  The film from Unity Productions Foundation follows the international Gallup poll of Muslim opinion on matters from which their voices are often excluded. This event was sponsored by Intersections International, Change the Story, Americans for Informed [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2009 | Comments: 1
Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

The filmmakers behind "Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre" discuss the making of the film and the events surrounding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 2
Do Lawyers and Faith-Based Values Belong Together? A Guide to the Perplexing Issues of Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Do Lawyers and Faith-Based Values Belong Together? A Guide to the Perplexing Issues of Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Taped at The Jewish Theological Seminary, April 1, 2009 Speakers: Russell G. Pearce: Edward & Marilyn Bellet Professor of Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion running time: 48 minutes 49 seconds Today, the legal profession faces a crisis of ethics and professionalism. Will the values that sustained lawyers in the past continue to support them, or [...]

Posted: Aug 7th, 2009 | Comments: 2
Robert Thurman: Why the Dalai Lama Matters

Robert Thurman: Why the Dalai Lama Matters

The Dalai Lama’s life is widely considered extraordinarily dedicated to peace, communication, and unity, as demonstrated by his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize and US Congressional Gold Medal. Robert Thurman is the co-founder and board president of Tibet House US, President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, and professor in the Religion Department [...]

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?

Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?

The Bible’s Buried Secrets – NOVA’s landmark new film—is an archeological detective story that explores the origins of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and the birth of monotheism. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies. Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when and [...]

Posted: Nov 13th, 2008 | Comments: 1
The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day

The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and now a candidate for sainthood, has been called the “radical conscience” of the American Catholic Church. Day’s diaries offer a unique window into her life, her religion, and her efforts to respond to the great issues of her day. Father James Martin, S.J., Associate Editor [...]

Posted: Aug 28th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Latinos and the Future of Catholicism

Latinos and the Future of Catholicism

The face of Catholic New York is being rapidly transformed by Spanish-speaking immigrants from Central and South America and the Caribbean, but many Latino Catholics are also turning away from Catholicism to evangelical Protestantism. Rafael Pi Roman, the host and senior editor of WNET/Thirteen’s Emmy award-winning program “New York Voices,” leads a distinguished panel in [...]

Posted: Jul 29th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Choed teacher Tsultrim Allione meets with New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux to discuss the sources of fear and to explore how Buddhist practice seeks to master these deep-seated emotions. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2008 | Comments: 3
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 40th anniversary of his assassination, The Museum of Jewish Heritage hosted an evening of interfaith discussion about his legacy and the relationship between spiritual practice and social change. The participants were Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation; Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., West [...]

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008 | Comments: 1
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