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SUMMER SPECIAL: Black Motherhood with El Jones

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

El Jones speaks to four black mothers about how racism and motherhood intersect, requiring them to educate and protect their kids, while dealing with the prejudice they face themselves.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Restorative Justice with El Jones

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

El Jones speaks to two guests, one who committed murder and one who lost her partner to murder, to find out if reconciliation through restorative justice is really possible.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Pros and Cons of Raising Your Kids with Religion with Ali Hassan

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

To raise your kids with religion or not, that is the question. Guest host Ali Hassan speaks to parents who make the case for and against passing on a spiritual tradition... and a mother who's inventing a spiritual framework for her boys.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Paradox of Choice with Humble the Poet

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Guest host Humble the Poet explores the Paradox of Choice, and the efforts some of us are making to simplify things in elemental ways.

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The Power of Kindness with Kinnie Starr

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Guest host Kinnie Starr explores the healing power of kindness and how helping others has relieved her own chronic pain.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Life after a Brain Injury with Kinnie Starr

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In this episode, guest host Kinnie Starr explores what happens to our identities and relationships after a brain injury.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Spirituality

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Inspiration from Grassy Narrows, The damaging colonial legacy of the Papal 'Doctrine of Discovery' & how Blair Stonechild is embracing his Indigenous spirituality.

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Hope and Mercy in Chicago and Newtown

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A Muslim community activist in Chicago and the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook both search for hope and mercy in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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Preserve or destroy?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

One man's mission to remove offensive graffiti and a Mohawk's community choice to preserve a residential school building.

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Illuminating: medieval art form meets 21st-century knowledge in the Saint John's Bible

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Saint John's Bible is the first hand-lettered, illuminated bible made using quills and ancient techniques in 500 years. But the images that adorn it are entirely modern: strands of DNA, an homage to the Holocaust, images from the Hubble Telescope.

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Utopia or Dystopia

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Margaret Atwood and Christian environmentalist Leah Kostamo discuss how religion has shaped our country, at the 'Restorying Canada' conference at the University of Ottawa.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Musician Snatam Kaur talks about the healing power of sacred chants and Lauretta Santarossa gives us a tour of her secret garden dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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Stand up

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In Halifax, Pastor Rhonda Britton stands up for the African-Nova Scotian community, seeking common cause with city authorities. And three 'standups' stand up for interfaith solidarity through humour.

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Engaged Buddhism

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The tension between ‘doing something’ and ‘sitting there’ can be a real dilemma on the spiritual path. Here are stories of how people are using their Buddhist beliefs to engage in social issues.

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A Place for Everyone

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

You'll hear about Sick Pilgrim, an online blog that is 'a hospital for wayfaring souls'. Plus a documentary about two very unlikely roommates: an 88-year old Cape Bretoner and a 20-something student from India -who are making it work.

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Claiming Your Self

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We Matter" Campaign brings hope to Indigenous youth, and how musician D!XON went from fundamentalist Islam to pop singer.

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Stories from the battlefield and the meditation cushion

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada's Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan shares stories of the events that have shaped his worldview: his conversion to Sikhism, and his encounters with what he calls 'true evil' in Afghanistan, and Michael Murray on meditation and Raquel Welch.

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Finding Solace

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Kyo Maclear learning tranquillity from urban birdwatching, the man who only fosters terminally ill children, take back a more meaningful weekend and more this week on Tapestry.

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Ugly? Gay? It's OK!!

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author Robert Hoge on the power of being ugly and Kevin Robertson, Canada's first openly gay Anglican bishop.

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The inner experience of outer space

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

They are the chosen ones. Highly trained, fully prepared. Some are literal rocket scientists. So why do so many astronauts sound like mystics when they come back from space?

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Facing Our Shadows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How to discover and change your unconscious biases; and the emotional toll of being a priest

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Survivor who quit Papal committee on abuse tells her story

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Marie Collins stayed silent for decades after she was abused by a priest. She later became an advocate for victims, and Pope Francis invited her to join a committee to stop pedophilia in the Catholic Church. But now, Collins has resigned in frustration.

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Making a Living

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Politicians all over the world promise to deliver it and economists try to figure out what stars have to align to make it happen. That elusive bit of magic: full employment. But what happens to our sense of self if we no longer have jobs?

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Anger and Forgiveness

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What do we do about the social poison of anger? According to philosopher Martha Nussbaum, anger isn't an inherently bad thing — it's when anger turns to vengeance that we run into trouble.

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Lighten Up

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

On this episode of Tapestry: the life-changing magic of not taking things too seriously. Stories about why it pays to laugh in the face of the over-zealous, the exclusionary and the life-threatening.

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