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The Rosa Parks' Papers - Rosa Parks' act of civil disobedience in 1955 sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott that ignited the civil rights movement and brought a new young pastor, Martin Luther King Jr. to national prominence. Parks would have been 100 years old on February 4th. She died in 2005 but her personal papers and correspondence are still not publicly available because of a dispute among her heirs, a court's ruling that the papers must be kept together and an auctioneer's inability to find a buyer. David Tereshchuk reports. Grand Rapids Interfaith Year - Over the past year the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, known for its religious conservatism, held over 250 interfaith events aimed at deepening interfaith understanding. Judy Valente reports on the achievements of the unique year-long city-wide effort to build interpersonal relationships between people of different faiths.



  • Criminal Justice Reform; Religious Freedom Ambassador
  • New Episcopal Presiding Bishop; All-White Juries
  • Migrant Crisis and Faith-Based Groups; Nostra Aetate
  • Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
  • The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
  • Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
  • Impact of Pope's U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
  • Pope Francis in the US; America's Journey for Justice
  • Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ear
  • Affordable Heart Surgery; Jewish Environmentalism
  • Environmental Justice in Mossville; Payday Lenders
  • Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary; The Dalai Lama at 80
  • America's Incarcerated; The "T" in LGBT
  • Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • The Aga Khan; The Singing Monks of Norcia
  • Religion in Cuba; Women's Mosque of America; Upanayanam
  • A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
  • Moving Beyond Confederate Flag; Changing Harlem Congregation
  • Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage; Ethics of Gene Editing
  • Supreme Court Rulings; Healing Moral Wounds of War
  • Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Recalling Liberation
  • Birth Control in the Philippines; Rancher Nuns
  • Latino Converts to Islam; John Unger; Shinnyo Lanterns
  • Micro Preemie Ethics; Diminishing Prospects for Pastors


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