Religion

  • April 15, 1997  

    The separation of church and state. The justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments today in an education case from New York State. Continue reading

  • February 28, 1997  

    After suggestions that some Swiss banks were holding substantial assets which rightfully belonged to Holocaust survivors, the Swiss government officially established a $71 million special compensation fund for Holocaust victims this week. Continue reading

  • February 19, 1997  

    Margaret Warner is joined by Stuart Taylor to discuss two recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. One involves the rights surrounding those involved in the abortion debate, and another on religious freedoms. Continue reading

  • February 4, 1997  

    Tensions are growing between Swiss banks and American Jewish groups over Nazi war assets and money stolen from Jews during World War Two. The U.S., Britain and France have agreed not to distribute $68 million of gold looted by the Nazis until they establish whether it could be converted into a fund for Holocaust survivors. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1997  

    Violence sparked by a conflict between Muslim fundamentalists and the Algerian government, and problems stemming from France’s colonial rule, continue to extract a price from this African nation. Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks with two experts on the conflict and the nation’s underlying history. Continue reading

  • January 3, 1997  

    James Carroll received the National Book Award for nonfiction last month for his book An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us. It tells the story of a family that embodied the conflicts of the nation during the war with Vietnam. Elizabeth Farnsworth has a conversation with Carroll. Continue reading

  • November 14, 1996  

    The beloved Roman Catholic Cardinal Bernardin passed away Thurday morning following a public fight with cancer. The Cardinal was an influential and moderate force in the Church, and in secular circles as well. Continue reading

  • August 9, 1996  

    Richard Rodriguez looks at an order of nuns that has, for generations, prepared young women for life in the world. They did almost too well. Continue reading

  • May 13, 1996  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt ponders about the revival of an old play, “Inherit the Wind,” that is still relevant. Continue reading

  • April 16, 1996  

    The NewsHour continues its series of discussions with the 1996 Pulitzer Prize winners with Jack Miles, this year’s winner for biography. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with him about his work. Continue reading

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