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    Religious conservatives appear to have come out of their Values Voter Summit last week (October 19-21) just as divided as they were going in. All of the major Republican candidates spoke to the gathering. So far, evangelicals have not rallied around any one candidate. More

    October 26, 2007 | Comments

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    In West Virginia, there’s a lively debate about a new experiment with its Medicaid program: giving patients extra medical and pharmacy benefits if they sign a contract to take better care of themselves. More

    October 26, 2007 | Comments

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    All over Western Europe, not least in Britain, the traditional majority is struggling to assimilate a fast-growing Muslim minority. Some of the Muslims, especially some of the younger ones, are said to be alienated and militant and, as Saul Gonzales reports from London, that is testing the tolerance of the majority.

    October 19, 2007 | Comments

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    Evangelical churches, both black and white, have long been accused of not doing enough to promote HIV/AIDS testing and awareness in their congregations. But Kathi Winter is one evangelical trying to change that. It’s a very personal crusade for her – she’s HIV positive. More

    October 19, 2007 | Comments

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    Read and watch excerpts from a debate last week at Georgetown University in Washington. The believer was Oxford University professor of historical theology, Alister McGrath, a Christian. The atheist was journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who condemns religious belief as dangerous and juvenile. More

    October 19, 2007 | Comments

  • Because of fundamental religious differences, people of different faiths have often had problems talking to each other about their beliefs. Some theologians are now trying a new approach.

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview about scriptural reasoning with David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity and director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme at the University of Cambridge. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview about scriptural reasoning with Peter Ochs, professor of modern Judaic studies at the University of Virginia. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview about scriptural reasoning with Brown University Muslim chaplain Rumee Ahmed. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    Ever since 9/11, all over the U.S. Christians and Jews have tried to better understand Muslims, searching for common ground in spite of theological differences. But some scholars now favor a kind of interfaith dialogue that emphasizes neither common ground nor differences, but the study of each other’s sacred texts. They call it scriptural reasoning. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments