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Leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion have called on Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. Watch what Rev. Thomas Shaw, Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts, had to say after his trip to Zimbabwe last year.
Watch Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, describe the response so far to the Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project.
On January 31, former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele, a Roman Catholic, was elected the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee. Watch him talk about his faith and values.
The US is the only Western democracy that still sentences youthful offenders to life in prison without parole for serious crimes. But there is growing resistance to that.
They were legendary warriors, and martial discipline or "action meditation" is their path to spiritual enlightenment.
Religion figures prominently in the novels, stories, poems, and essays of the writer some have described as "the last great American man of letters." Read our 2004 piece on John Updike and religion.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton discusses the selection of Joshua DuBois to head the White House Council of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, reaction to his selection, and challenges the council will face.
President Barack Obama has selected Joshua DuBois to head the White House Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Watch DuBois talk about Obama's faith outreach from interviews during the campaign season.
What do religious leaders most hope for in the first 100 days of the Obama administration?