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Voices of Minnesota - Religion and Social Justice

Apr 9, 2008

Five religious women speak about their views on social justice. Four of them are sisters, and also Catholic nuns. The Rev. Peg Chemberlin is president-elect of the National Council of Churches. Guests: Kate, Rita, Brigid & Jane McDonald: Sisters and Catholic nuns, Sisters of St.

Hmong Lutheran pastor free, heading back to St. Paul

Jul 9, 2003

An Evangelical Lutheran Bishop says the prayers of people throughout the nation were answered following today's release of a St Paul Hmong-American pastor from a Lao jail. Authorities released Rev.

More hopeful that Hmong pastor is safe

Jun 13, 2003

A Hmong pastor from St. Paul is one of three men being detained in Laos. Karl Mua is the pastor of the Light of Life Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Lao government says he was arrested, along with two international journalists, for helping "bandits" kill a security official in a remote village.

Hmong polygamists

Apr 23, 2002

Polygamy is illegal in Minnesota. Yet activists in some immigrant groups in the Twin Cities say, while the practice is kept under wraps, it is relatively common. Younger members of the Hmong community are now trying to get the issue out into the open.

Voices of Minnesota: Bishop Raymond Lucker

Dec 5, 2000

The second hour of Midday and the latest edition of our "Voices of Minnesota" series features the recently retired Catholic Bishop of New Ulm, Raymond Lucker. During his twenty five years of service, his outspoken and liberal views were often controversial.

Voices of Minnesota: Monsignor J. Jerome Boxleitner, Veryl Fenlason, and Dr. Hillary Stecklein

Feb 3, 1997

A Voices of Minnesota segment featuring three interviews. Monsignor J. Jerome Boxleitner, head of Catholic Charities talks with Dan Olson about our attitudes toward poor people. Paula Schroeder interviews former St.

Bicentennial Art III- Art Historian Rena Coen on Religious Art in Minnesota

Feb 25, 1976

A news feature with art historian Rena Coen on the history of religious art, especially the Norwegian immigrants to Minnesota in the 19th century. Rena Coen's sons are the filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen. 


Father Gavin Interview

May 1, 1972

Paul Gruchow interview with Father Lorrie Gavin and his sexuality and his vow of celibacy.


This recording was made available through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.