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    In Washington, the House approved a bill that would grant visas to about 500 Iraqi and Afghan translators who fear for their lives because they have helped the U.S. But there are nearly 4 million Iraqis who have fled their homes -- half still in Iraq, half in neighboring countries. The question of how to best help the Iraqi refugees has developed into the world's largest refugee crisis.

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

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    Sara Miles used to be a journalist and an atheist. But she had a conversion experience and is now a leader in her church, Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco where she feeds all who wander in and provides them with a sense of consistency and comfort. More

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

  • Read an excerpt adapted from Michael Sledge’s book SOLDIER DEAD: HOW WE RECOVER, IDENTIFY, BURY, AND HONOR OUR MILITARY FALLEN (Columbia University Press, 2005):
    Burying military dead with honors is not a recent practice. Thucydides’ account of the funerary rites of … More

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

  • The Key to the Keeper of the Keys
    by J. Peter Pham
    In 1316, after the tumultuous papacy of Pope Clement V, the cardinals of the Catholic Church elected an elderly French colleague serving in the Roman Curia, Jacques DuËse, who took … More

    May 14, 2007 | Comments

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    “I would never tell anybody who played or worked with me it’s about the money. It’s about the commitment first. It’s about God. It’s his music. It’s a calling,” says Dr. Glen McMillan, a music teacher who is auditioning to become a music director at Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    New York’s Yeshiva University Museum has opened an exhibit called “And I Still See Their Faces.” It’s made up primarily of family photographs of members of pre-war Poland’s once thriving Jewish community. Most of those remembered in the photographs did not survive the Holocaust. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from ACTS OF FAITH: THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN MUSLIM, THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF A GENERATION by Eboo Patel. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s February 2007 interview with Eboo Patel. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    Most tourists come to Tanzania to take a photo safari through a wonderland of wildlife. There are few places on earth that can match it. On the other hand, there are an increasing number of tourists who come to Tanzania to comfort a dying old lady or hold a little orphan girl. It’s called “voluntourism.” More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In this special Easter report, Kim Lawton checks back in with two New Orleans pastors who were both in their first years at their churches when Hurricane Katrina hit. More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments