• In D'Iberville, Mississippi, near Biloxi, almost three years after Hurricane Katrina, volunteers from around the country celebrated the rebuilding of nearly a thousand homes.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interviews about same-sex marriage with three Presbyterian ministers in California.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Clergy are being pressured to perform same-sex weddings and to perform them inside their houses of worship. This is generating new debates because many religious traditions explicitly define marriage as between a man and a woman.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interview with Tu Weiming, professor of Chinese history and philosophy and Confucian studies at Harvard University.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Buddhist teachings do not rule out the use of force to relieve a greater suffering, although the Buddhist tradition is rightly known for the systematic practice of nonviolence, its first ethical precept.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    They teach nonviolence, but their demonstrations against the Chinese have sometimes become violent.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

  • Listen to this episode online, download the MP3 and read the transcript.

    June 20, 2008 | Comments

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    Every summer, first-year medical students from throughout Maryland gather with family members of people who donated their bodies to science.

    June 20, 2008 | Comments

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    After hearing his story, a large Texas church is helping a passionate but cash-strapped pastor continue his ministry.

    June 20, 2008 | Comments

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    “People never thought they would stay so long, for 60 years,” says Olfat Mahmoud, director of the Women’s Humanitarian Organization. There are some four and a half million Palestinian refugees. Many live in the West Bank and Gaza, while others took refuge in Arab states such as Lebanon. More

    June 20, 2008 | Comments