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    The Dalai Lama leads one of the four schools, or denominations within Tibetan Buddhism. The 23-year-old Karmapa Lama leads another. His supporters believe he may one day succeed the older man as Buddhism's leading international voice.

    July 11, 2008 | Comments

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    July 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Religion has played an unusually prominent -- and controversial -- role throughout this campaign season, raising the question: What are the appropriate boundaries between religion and politics?

    July 4, 2008 | Comments

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    The Christian relief group World Vision has come up with a creative way to help church youth groups understand the problem of world hunger and what they can do about it. It's called "The 30 Hour Famine" and we watched one at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

    July 4, 2008 | Comments

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    Episode no. 1144
    BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: Coming up — religion and politics, seemingly inseparable in this presidential campaign.
    Professor CLYDE WILCOX (Department of Government, Georgetown University): The majority of Americans are religious. They’ve got values that they use … More

    July 4, 2008 | Comments

  • Pepperdine University Professor of Constitutional Law Douglas Kmiec, a well-known opponent of abortion, shocked his fellow Roman Catholics when he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama.

    July 2, 2008 | Comments

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    Georgetown University Professor of Government Clyde Wilcox talks about the inevitable links between religion and politics.

    July 2, 2008 | Comments

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    Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance discusses why religion can be so controversial in the context of a campaign. He says there are dangerous consequences when religion gets too political.

    July 2, 2008 | Comments

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    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    We have an analysis now of the Pew Forum survey on American religious beliefs. As other surveys have also found, including one done by this program in 2002, Pew reported that 70 percent of American religious believers said many religious traditions -- not just their own -- can lead to eternal life.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments