Faith: Christian

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    As the presidential candidates step up their campaigns in the states with the first primaries and caucuses, a group called Faith in America is trying to make gay rights an election issue. Faith in America founder Jimmy Creech speaks of trying to end what he calls religion-based bigotry. This past week, the Faith in America group ended its campaign in South Carolina with a town hall debate in Greenville between Christian evangelicals and the campaign’s organizers. More

    November 16, 2007 | Comments

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    Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports. More

    November 9, 2007 | Comments

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    President Bush admits he’s not always the most articulate man in Washington. Over the years, he has had a lot of help from a speechwriter named Michael Gerson. Gerson has written a new book, HEROIC CONSERVATISM, which recalls his time at the White House. He urges conservatives to broaden their political agenda. Gerson spoke with Kim Lawton. More

    November 2, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s October 30, 2007 interview with Michael Gerson, author of HEROIC CONSERVATISM. More

    November 2, 2007 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of the epic fires in southern California, worship communities have joined the relief effort well beyond their congregations. Their services are now as much practical as they are spiritual. More

    November 2, 2007 | Comments

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    Read and watch excerpts from a debate last week at Georgetown University in Washington. The believer was Oxford University professor of historical theology, Alister McGrath, a Christian. The atheist was journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who condemns religious belief as dangerous and juvenile. More

    October 19, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly correspondent Kim Lawton’s September 16, 2007 interview with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    As the race for the White House moves forward, religion is playing a prominent role in the campaign. We look at indecision among evangelical voters about which presidential candidate to support in 2008. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    In public life, separation of church and state is widely approved, but what about separation of religious beliefs from official acts? Should a public official be guided by his or her faith? Granting clemency is a form of mercy or forgiveness, and governors can see it in very different ways. More

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    A story about a former state legislator who believed the answer to crime was more and more prisons — until he got locked up himself. Now he’s leading a faith-based program for prisoner rehabilitation, and he says it works. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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