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Animal-Assisted Therapy / Peace Movements / Wisdom / Youth Empowerment
Common Values, Differing Faiths: A Muslim Marries An Evangelical
According to data from the Pew Research Center, 39% of Americans who married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. Frank Fredericks and Medina del Castillo are among this population. Fredericks, a non-denominational evangelical, and del Castillo, a Muslim who herself was born into an interfaith family, were married in an interfaith ceremony. Through their relationship, they not only learned about their spouse’s faith but more about their own.
Friar Ivo: Tanenbaum Peacemaker
The Tanenbaum Peacemakers are religiously motivated men and women who put peace into action when responding to war and conflict. Tanenbaum Peacemaker, Friar Ivo Markovic discusses the war in Bosnia, peacemaking, and finding forgiveness. Friar Ivo leads others in using the arts as a pathway to peace and spiritual healing.
Famed radio personality Vy Higgensen is the executive director and founder of the Mama Foundation for the Arts, and runs Gospel for Teens, a Harlem-based, award-winning program that strengthens youth ages 13 to 19 through the power and emotion of gospel music.
On The Street: Do You Believe in God?
The Global Attitudes Project, a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, included over 40,000 people from 40 countries. A clear majority in 22 countries said that belief in God is essential to being a moral person. Yet people in richer countries were less likely than those in poorer countries to link belief in God with morality. In the U.S., 53% of Americans say that belief in God is necessary to be moral. Odyssey talked to people in the street about their belief in God.
ON the Street: Bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Department of Education, in 2019, 22% of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at school. All 50 states have passed school anti-bullying legislation, though statistics indicate that bullying is getting worse. We took to the streets to ask people to share their stories and perspectives on bullying.
ON the Street: Do We Need A Miracle?
With so many problems in the world, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease, we took to the streets to ask the people of New York, “Do we need a miracle?”
ON The Street: How We Pray
According to the Pew Research Center’s “Religious Landscape Survey,” 55% of adults in the United States pray daily. Odyssey Networks took to the streets to find out how people pray and what motivates their prayers.
ON the Street: Living with Stress
Stress is an accepted reality of everyday life. We struggle with uncertainty at work. We worry about our families’ well-being. We hope we have enough money. We are concerned about wars and the threat of terrorism. What stresses you out? How do you manage stress? We took to the street in Washington Square, New York City, to find out.
ON the Street: Mom Knows Best
Social media is driving a teen mental health crisis. Children are exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the tap water of cities throughout the country. And every day 12 children in the U.S. die from gun violence, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. We do our best to keep our children safe, but how do we protect them from the external dangers that are out of parental control? We asked people on the streets of New York City what their parents did to keep them safe and what dangers kids face today.
ON The Street: What's So Great About Growing Old?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2020 Census revealed that 1 in 6 people in the United States were 65 and over. That’s 55.8 million or 16.8% of the population. Despite the growing population of older adults, their unique needs are far too often ignored. We took to the streets and asked older adults about the blessings and challenges of growing older. They shared about the gifts of health, companionship, and compassionate listening.
ON the Street: Wisdom
Wisdom continues to be the topic of extended scientific and scholarly research. Most agree that wisdom is something greater than its building blocks: data, information, and knowledge. What words of wisdom do you live by? What would you pass on?
Walter the Rehab Dog
Walter, a Great Dane, is Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s most famous staff member. He brings healing and connection to patients and staff twice a week. Being a “gentle giant,” Walter inspires wonder when he walks into the room. But Walter takes his work quite seriously, challenging patients to reach their goals toward healing. The film presents the benefit of animal-assisted therapy, a growing movement in the United States and abroad.