Tag: Odyssey Networks


Bringing Cruelty to Light

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series:? A retired baseball star who’s also an active blogger – former major league pitcher Curt Schilling – was shocked when his teenage daughter became the target of extremely crude internet abuse, so he tracked down the cyberbullies’ real identities and exposed the young men by name. Did the determined dad handle it well? What should the consequence be for those who terrorize kids online? Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.     Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action......

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Can American Companies Refuse to Hire Women in Hijab?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case brought by a young Muslim from Tulsa, Okla., against retail giant Abercrombie & Fitch; a ruling is expected later this year. Samantha Elauf’s attorneys claim that when she applied for a job at age 17, she was discriminated against because she wore a hijab (in violation of the storewide “look” policy). Was there really no way for the company to innovate a solution that incorporated Elauf’s right to religious expression? Watch my video below for......

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How Do We End Religious Extremism?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: World leaders met at a recent conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss how best to address the dangerous rise in religious extremism. But we’d be wise to take a cue from ordinary citizens who understand religious peacemaking, and don’t sit idly by while governments debate what to do: “The Muslim community of Oslo, Norway, are building what they call a ring of peace around the central synagogue.”? Watch my video below for more insight and discussion. For more from The Wisdom Daily about the......

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What Our Tokens of Love Mean

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: While love is in the air, it’s a good time to look at our Valentine’s Day traditions, and how the gifts we give – from the beautiful (flowers) to the bizarre (bugs) – symbolize different important aspects of being in a healthy, thriving relationship. “What you give your partner can actually tell you a great deal how you think about love, and how it works in your life.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion:   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of......

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Conceiving Babies With Three 'Parents'

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, the United Kingdom’s House of Commons approved a new fertility treatment that would incorporate DNA from three sources – a mother, a father and an egg donor – to be used in cases where children have a substantial chance of inheriting genetic diseases. The ensuing ethics controversy prompts me to question, “Is the fear of our capacity to exercise remarkable power to save life going to get in the way of our doing this very sacred thing?” Watch my video below for......

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Can People (Really) Be Forced to Do the Right Thing?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: A judge’s decision in Colorado – in which a bakery was ordered not to refuse patrons who wanted a cake for a same-sex wedding – is not as cut and dry as it seems. As it turns out, a new set of customers seeks a professionally-baked cake decorated with homophobic hate speech. My question is, “Are these really analagous?” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion: ? Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better.......

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Trust in Our Leaders Is Hard to Find

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Following our President’s recent call for a more fair tax system, I explore why Americans, a generous people on the whole, get stuck debating how much individual taxpayers owe. Is it because we harbor too many doubts about our leaders? “It’s not about fairness, it’s about trust.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wide range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice......

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How God Helps the Heroes of the World

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: There are many strong candidates who could arguably be considered “Person of the Year,” an annual honor bestowed? by TIME magazine. This year, editors chose a very worthy group: the healthcare heroes on the front lines of the deadly Ebola epidemic. I notice many of those medical professionals and volunteers give credit to their faith, publicly and prominently, but this isn’t treated as the significant fact that it is. Watch my video below for more insight and discussion. For more perspective, please read my......

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Burn Brighter, Be Stronger

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: The festival of Hanukkah is a vivid reminder that there’s more to life than meets the eye. I came upon an idea, inspired by the candle-lighting ritual of Hanukkah, that can help us think about and even realize the miracles we want in our lives. Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.     For more insights on the festival of lights, see Hanukkah Not “Jewish Christmas,” Or Is It? Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world......

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Torture, or Enhanced Interrogation?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series:?On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate released its report on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” against detainees suspected of being Al Qaeda fighters during the George W. Bush administration. I believe that whether you call it “torture” or “enhanced interrogation” is the best indicator of how you feel about this issue, and how in touch you are with your own conscience. Watch my video below for more reaction and discussion. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world......

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