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    Ben Carson knows a lot about risk. As one of the leading pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, Carson makes life and death decisions nearly every day.

    January 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Dr. Ben Carson. More

    January 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Mandeans share some rituals, symbols, and variations of stories found in Jewish and Christian scriptures but their belief system sets them fundamentally apart. More

    January 4, 2008 | Comments

  • As 2007 comes to a close, we convened a panel of journalists to discuss what we can anticipate in religion news for the year ahead. Bob Abernethy sat down with our guests.
    “We take our annual look ahead today at the stories we think will be worth watching for in 2008.” More

    December 28, 2007 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from an interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and author of The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World (Basic Books, 2007). More

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about the Star of Bethlehem with Frederica Mathewes-Green. More

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    One important element of the Christmas story is the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to Jesus. Over the years, many have wondered just what that star was. Now, modern technology may be providing new answers.

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 475 homes and damaged many more in D’Iberville, Mississippi, people are rebuilding. From all over the country, 6,500 volunteer builders have come in to help, and displaced families have a place to call home again. More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and children of people who have the disease face a moral dilemma: If they could know that they are likely to get the disease themselves would they want to take a test if there were one that could predict that? And if the results were positive, what would they do then? More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen Hertzke compares Mitt Romney’s speech about his Mormon faith to John F. Kennedy’s speech on his Catholic faith nearly half a century ago. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments