Sunday, December 27 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 01 @ 12:00 PM
MCCJ: Bridging Faiths
In recent months, the eyes of the world have been focused on the religion of Islam, particularly immigration of Muslim refugees and the perceived threats that accompany them. Some believe, including some politicians that the nation is moving toward a religious litmus test for those coming to the United States. One local organization's goal is to foster a mutual understanding between all religions by embracing diversity.
Dave Lawrence, Jr., The Children’s Movement of Florida
Roberta Shevin, Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews
During the holidays, donating food and toys is a common occurrence. But some need more than this - they need your time, year-round. Mentoring programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami have a proven record in improving children's behavior and academic performance - with as much as 95% going on to college. But there are challenges getting ‘Bigs’- 2014 study ranked South Florida last in the volunteer rate out of 51 major metro areas.
Lydia Muniz, MSSA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami & The Mentoring Resource Center
Friday, April 3 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 5 @ 12:00 PM
Tech Demands in Latin America
A new study reveals mobile devices, apps and other digital media are in high demand in Latin America. The survey shows those polled are highly influenced by social media and a demand for the same level of services offered in countries such as the U.S., where about 95% have internet access, compared to 65-75% of Latin Americans.
Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Faith & Politics – Looking Towards 2016
Last month, Senator Ted Cruz was the first major candidate to formally announce his presidential bid for 2016. Speaking at a private, Christian university, he spoke at length about his family and his faith -- but, do religious beliefs still inspire voters? As we look towards 2016, what will religions impact be on the election and the war on religious extremists abroad?
Dustin Berna, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Robert Chalwell, Ph.D., OrdM, Broward College
Joe Holland, Ph. D., St. Thomas University
Friday, January 3 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 5 @ 12:00 PM
Sun Sentinel’s Sex Offender Investigation
The kidnapping, rape and murder of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce in south Miami-Dade in 1995 eventually led to the creation of a law meant to keep the worst sexual offenders off the streets by allowing them to be detained after their prison sentences end. Fourteen years after the Jimmy Ryce Act was passed, the Sun Sentinel found that hundreds of sexual offenders were being released only to reoffend again. We discuss the investigation and what the Florida Legislature plans to do to address the issue.
Sally Kestin, Sun Sentinel
Student Privacy and Book Bag Searches
A Florida court recently affirmed that children in school have limited privacy and are open to searches of their belongings. We discuss the legal issues surrounding this case.
Doug Donoho, J.D., LL.M., Nova Southeastern University
Pope Francis as Person of Year
Pope Francis was named TIME Magazine's person of the year for 2013. We discuss his tenure and how his comments have garnered both praise and anger by followers.
Elsie Miranda, D.Min., Barry University