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Survivor who quit papal committee on abuse tells her story

Marie Collins couldn't function for decades after she was abused by a priest at age 13. She later became an advocate for victims and Pope Francis invited her to join a commission to stop pedophilia in the Catholic Church. Collins then resigned in frustration. This is her story.

Marie Collins: abuse survivor challenges the Church

Priest abuse survivor Marie Collins joined the Pope's Commission for the Protection of Minors—and later resigned in protest.

How one interracial couple learned to talk about race

How one interracial couple learned to talk about race

Podcaster reaches out to people who hate him

Podcaster reaches out to people who hate him

Jewish Inuk woman argues seal meat can be kosher

Killaq Enuaraq-Strauss says it might be more challenging to be an observant Jew in the far north — but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

Podcaster reaches out to people who hate him

Dylan Marron, host of the podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me, gets in touch with the people who have left him hateful comments.

Vegan is the new kosher, rabbis worldwide declare

Rabbi David Rosen says Jewish dietary laws - kashrut - should encompass the harm caused by eating meat. Rabbi Rosen says that vegan is the new kosher.

Redefining kosher, and connecting with your haters

Rabbi David Rosen says Jewish dietary laws - kashrut - should encompass the harm caused by eating meat. Meanwhile a Jewish Inuk woman discusses how seal meat can be kosher.

To friend or unfriend? Some useful tips from an unlikely place

Aristotle's ideas on social connections ring surprisingly true for a man who lived 2,000 years ago.

'You're going to die': Two reactions to daily death reminders

Two producers for the CBC Radio show Tapestry tried the WeCroak app, which reminds you about death five times per day. Here's what they learned about their relationship to death.

To friend or to unfriend: What would Aristotle do?

Need some guidance on how to manoeuvre online friendships? Philosophy professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle can help.

Playing Everything: A video game explores your place in the universe

David OReilly wanted to make a game all about perspective and so — partly inspired by philosopher Alan Watts — he made a video game where you can play as literally everything.

Philosophy and Tech

Need some guidance on how to manoeuvre online friendships? Philosophy professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle can help. And game designer David OReilly builds a world partly inspired by philosopher Alan Watts.

Sportswriter Will Leitch reckons with race and privilege in raising sons

Sports writer Will Leitch, founder of the sports news site Deadspin, reflects on what it means to raise his two white sons in 2018. As a father, how can he best teach them about sexism and racism?

Sportswriter Will Leitch reckons with race and privilege in raising sons.

Sports writer Will Leitch, founder of the sports news site Deadspin, reflects on what it means to raise his two white sons in 2018. As a father, how can he best teach them about sexism and racism?

'I'm gonna do it without training': Student runs across Canada for clean water rights

In 2017, Hasan Syed ran from Vancouver to Ottawa to raise awareness about the water crisis facing many Indigenous communities after connecting to the issue on a personal — and spiritual — level.

Being the Change Part 2

Part Two of Tapestry's series on being the change you want to see - when it comes to race. Things will only get better when well-meaning people actually do something - people like Hasan Syed and Will Leitch.

She's Hindu. He's Catholic. How to make an interfaith family work

She’s Hindu. He’s Catholic. How to make an interfaith family work

How one interracial couple learned to talk about race

Andrea Chiu sometimes struggled to get her white wife to understand her perspective on race. Then they read Ijeoma Oluo’s best-selling book, So You Want To Talk About Race.

Ijeoma Oluo urges us to have better conversations about race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race, wants to change the conversation about racial oppression. She says that racism is about much more than overt acts of hate.

Being the Change Part 1

Ijeoma Oluo talks to host Mary Hynes about race — namely, how hard and needed those conversations are. Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, discusses where these conversations go wrong.

How a Sandy Hook mother came to forgive the shooter

Alissa Parker tells the story of her struggle to forgive the man who killed her child, Emilie, in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
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When Googling God isn't enough: new mom goes on quest to find answers for her daughter

When Googling God isn’t enough: new mom goes on quest to find answers for her daughter

Woman on deathbed confesses family secret she held for a lifetime

Most patients who share their secrets with Kerry Egan want them to stay secret, but one patient insisted that her secret be told.
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Muslim activist challenges perceptions of Chicago's 'notorious' south side

“Communities and people get dehumanized through a portrayal of being more ‘violent,'" says professor and community activist Rami Nashashibi.