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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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    Polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon Church more than 100 years ago, but it has survived in pockets, largely isolated on the edge of Mormon society and the law. The recent trial and conviction of Warren Jeffs shed some light on the practices of the polygamist group he led, called the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Jeffs case has galvanized efforts to rehabilitate children leaving these communities who number anywhere from 600 to 1,000. Correspondent Lucky Severson provides a glimpse into their lives. More

    November 2, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s interview with writer Mary Gordon. More

    October 26, 2007 | Comments

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    Religious conservatives appear to have come out of their Values Voter Summit last week (October 19-21) just as divided as they were going in. All of the major Republican candidates spoke to the gathering. So far, evangelicals have not rallied around any one candidate. More

    October 26, 2007 | Comments

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    In West Virginia, there’s a lively debate about a new experiment with its Medicaid program: giving patients extra medical and pharmacy benefits if they sign a contract to take better care of themselves. More

    October 26, 2007 | Comments

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    All over Western Europe, not least in Britain, the traditional majority is struggling to assimilate a fast-growing Muslim minority. Some of the Muslims, especially some of the younger ones, are said to be alienated and militant and, as Saul Gonzales reports from London, that is testing the tolerance of the majority.

    October 19, 2007 | Comments

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    Evangelical churches, both black and white, have long been accused of not doing enough to promote HIV/AIDS testing and awareness in their congregations. But Kathi Winter is one evangelical trying to change that. It’s a very personal crusade for her – she’s HIV positive. More

    October 19, 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

  • Because of fundamental religious differences, people of different faiths have often had problems talking to each other about their beliefs. Some theologians are now trying a new approach.

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview about scriptural reasoning with David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity and director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme at the University of Cambridge. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments