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Profiles in Religious Courage

Fighting For Girls' Rights With God's Help: A Conversation With Aicha Ech-Channa

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Winner of the $1 million Opus Prize in 2009, Aicha Ech-Channa has worked for five decades to help unmarried women with children in Casablanca, Morocco.

Faith, Peace And The Nobel: A Conversation With Former Bishop Of Oslo Gunnar Stalsett

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

According to Gunnar Stålsett, if one looks at the texts where the Nobel Committee states the reasons for selecting each person for the Prize, there is hardly any reference to religion or spirituality as the motivating source.

Catholic Brokers Of Peace: A Conversation With Sant'Egidio's Mario Giro

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Mozambique's success generated an energy for peace. We sensed that we could engage in similar processes in other places. We saw that we, ordinary people coming from ordinary ways of life and communities, could work for peace.

Judaism and Global Justice: A Conversation with Ruth Messinger

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Jewish sages say that if all the problems of the world were on one side of a scale, and poverty was on the other, poverty would be heavier. That idea guides us.