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An unstated Easter hope for eternal life runs through writer John Updike's work, from his famous early poem "Seven Stanzas at Easter" to "Endpoint," his final collection of poetry, published just a few months after his death.
President Barack Obama is in Turkey, where he is reaching out to a majority Muslim country and talking about bridging the East-West divide.
Fifty years ago at the beginning of America’s civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. went to India to walk in the footsteps of one of his heroes, Mohandas Gandhi. Dr. King was strongly influenced by Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent resistance. Recently, Dr. King’s son and many civil rights veterans revisited India to honor both King and Gandhi. More
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After a week in Cameroon and Angola the pope said he was moved by Africa's "powerful sense of the sacred."
"We're feeding people now who are employed full time and can't make ends meet … There's been an outpouring of generosity from people saying I want to make sure my neighbors don't starve."
“Most of our faith traditions believe God gave us the gift of sexuality, so it has deep theological meaning for us. I don’t think we can say sexuality isn’t a religious issue. It deeply is a religious issue.”