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    Ethical challenges raised by long-term isolation of inmates; Catholic writer James Lee Burke on moral and biblical themes and influences in his best-selling crime novels; and a mock pilgrimage that teaches Muslim American children about the rituals of the hajj. More

    October 11, 2013 | Comments

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    A Georgetown University panel discussion examining the influence of Pope Francis; a Supreme Court case over prayers at public government meetings; and the challenges hindering efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan. More

    October 4, 2013 | Comments

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    Increasing violence against Christians in predominantly Muslim Pakistan; and the sharp divisions among people of faith over the Affordable Care Act’s various mandates and provisions More

    September 27, 2013 | Comments

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    Divisions in the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage; the artistic and religious treasure that is represented by the oldest surviving English version of the New Testament Gospels; and artist Marc Chagall, whose many paintings of a crucified Jesus symbolize Jewish suffering and persecution. More

    September 20, 2013 | Comments

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    Moral considerations as the Syria crisis continues to unfold; 50th anniversary of a bombing that killed four African-American girls in a Birmingham, Alabama church; and visiting the graves of one’s ancestors during the Jewish High Holy Days. More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    A conversation about religious opposition to a possible missile strike on Syria; the complex ethical and moral questions in the debate over Guantanamo Bay; and the effort to revive an ancient Buddhist university in one of India’s holiest locations. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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    University of Notre Dame professor George Lopez on moral questions and a possible Syria strike; Benedictine nun Joan Chittister on the need for reform in the Catholic Church; and India’s young Jains adapting their ancient religion to fit the modern world More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    Black and white pastors in Sanford, Florida work toward racial reconciliation 50 years after the historic freedom march, and a series of protests in North Carolina use the language of faith to counter a conservative state legislature More

    August 23, 2013 | Comments

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    A report from India on the problem of bride trafficking; a visit with the student volunteers and the founder of buildOn, a movement inspired by the social justice demands of his Catholic faith; and a conversation with Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond about aging as a spiritual practice. More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    A new initiative to better engage religion with US foreign policy; musician Bobby McFerrin on music, faith, and the human spirit; ethical guidelines for genetic testing, especially in children More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

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