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    Yavilah McCoy is one of several thousand African-American Jews. She has devoted her talent and energy to use Gospel music to try to overcome the prejudice she has experienced from other Jews. To create a better future for her children, Yavilah wants it known that Jews come in a variety of shades and colors.

    January 26, 2007 | Comments

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    In many states around the country there are new, tough laws aimed at sexual predators who have abused children. No one opposes the intent to protect children, but in Georgia its new sex offender law is under attack by civil rights and religious activists who say the law is so broad and so harsh it is unfair. More

    January 26, 2007 | Comments

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    By some estimates, the number of children in this country being taught at home is well over a million and may be approaching two million. Yet in some states there is very little or no government oversight of what the kids are learning, which is just the way most home school parents want it. More

    January 10, 2007 | Comments

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    The exhibition “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” consists of religious paintings produced under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and spans the 15th and 16th centuries. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Betty Rollin reports on atheistic authors Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, and other outspoken atheists, including Julia Sweeney and her off-Broadway performance, “Letting Go of God.” More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    A strong and disturbing story about sex trafficking and the courageous work of one woman in India who is rescuing young children from forced prostitution. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of the November 17, 2006 R & E interview with Harvard professor Harvey Cox. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of the November 18, 2006 R & E interview with Sam Harris, author of THE END OF FAITH and LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read a review by David E. Anderson, senior editor of Religion News Service, of Alice McDermott’s novel, After This. More

    December 29, 2006 | Comments

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    This year, almost three million Muslims are making the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It’s considered one of the five fundamental obligations of Islam. An estimated 15,000 Muslims from the U.S. traveled last year, and considerably more were expected this year. Imam Shaker Elsayed of the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia has been on many hajjes. He went again this year and agreed to discuss the journey. More

    December 29, 2006 | Comments