• Watch extended commentary from Kim Lawton on Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the Holy Land. More

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  • Watch an excerpt of Saleh Ta-Amre, Governor of the Palestinian Authority Bethlehem District, discussing preparations for Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 visit to the Holy Land. More

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  • Watch more of our interview about hookup culture on college campuses with Laura Sessions Stepp. Stepp is the author of “Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both,” a book about how hooking up impacts the young women who are involved in it, and why they do it in the first place. More

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  • Watch more of our interview about hookup culture on college campuses with Dr. Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Smith has been studying the emotional and spiritual development of young people from their early teenage years to college age and beyond. More

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  • Shaun Casey, author of THE MAKING OF A CATHOLIC PRESIDENT: KENNEDY VS NIXON 1960, talks with Kim Lawton about religion’s role in the 1960 presidential race. More

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  • In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

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  • She is a Loreto Sister who has transformed the lives of thousands of Kolkata children at a middle-class parochial school where the students have become advocates for social change.

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  • Faith-based organizations are making their own assessments of the president's first 100 days. Some see a chance for new partnerships. Others say religious outreach hasn't been inclusive enough.

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  • For most of its history, Christianity had a powerful representation in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and much of what is now referred to as "the Islamic world" was once Christian, according to the latest book by Penn State history and religious studies professor Philip Jenkins.

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