659: Changing religious perspectives; news you can use in your community

Youssou NDour in I Bring What I Love
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eadTheSpirit is growing to serve our global readership better, faster and more flexibly, as well.
     Over this weekend, you will see our new look emerge. The change-over in our design will happen over several days and, for most readers in most parts of the world, we should debut Monday morning with a fresh, brighter way of serving you.
    Our mission won’t change: Spotting news about religion, spirituality and diversity that you can use in your own life, small groups and community.
    This week, we showcased several gems that most of our readers would never have seen, if we had not reported on them:

The Future of IslamJohn Esposito’s “Future of Islam”
    Wednesday, we published an in-depth interview with this scholar who, for many years, has topped the list of American experts on Islam.
    Monday, we published a brief excerpt from Esposito’s newest book, “The Future of Islam.”

From Africa, Youssou N’Dour’s “I Bring What I Love”
    Speaking of Islam, this remarkable documentary on African musician Youssou N’Dour was just released for American viewers on DVD. The film takes us around the world with N’Dour and explores the musical inspiration he drew from Muslim saints in Senegal. This journey was not easy!

Storm DVD cover From Europe, a new “Storm”
    This dramatic film—new to DVD this week—crackles with suspense. But it also gives us a memorable look at the dire personal cost survivors of war crimes can experience when coming forward to seek justice.

    Stay tuned to ReadTheSpirit for surprises in coming days!

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