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    The debate between some scientists and some religionists over creation, evolution and, among other issues, stem cell research continues. Dr. Francis Collins, who led the massive effort to discover the human genetic code, sees no conflict between the fields. From the National Institutes of Health, Collins led an international team that deciphered most of the human genetic code by the year 2000.

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    The ancient Hindu practice of kirtan is a call-and-response form of meditation and spiritual chanting that is gaining popularity in the United States. More

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    He is one of the few outsiders to be allowed into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the past 50 years, and he is deeply concerned about the situation.

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    There are large numbers of babies dying in America’s poorest neighborhoods. Ground zero for U.S. infant deaths is the poorest part of Memphis, Tennessee. More

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt and view a gallery of pictures from “How the Other Half Worships” by Camilo Jose Vergara. More

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Popular in poorer neighborhoods, storefront churches preach love and gratitude. Often set up wherever space is available, these houses of worship have the unique capability to meet their worshippers right where they are.

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Spain, once considered a European stronghold for the Roman Catholic Church, has become increasingly secular. The Church finds its spiritual and social influence throughout the country is in decline. It’s estimated fewer than 20 percent of Spaniards now attend Mass regularly. More

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    Read Bob Abernethy’s June 8, 2006 interview with Barbara Brown Taylor. More

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from LEAVING CHURCH: A MEMOIR OF FAITH by Barbara Brown Taylor

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal papers – including handwritten drafts of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech – are for sale. Sotheby’s curator Elizabeth Muller gave Kim Lawton a private glimpse of the collection. More

    June 30, 2006 | Comments