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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

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    There’s a battle underway in the state of Nevada over the proper use of water. Las Vegas wants water so it can keep growing. But farmers and ranchers fear Las Vegas’s thirst will destroy their livelihood. More

    December 15, 2006 | Comments

  • Scott Neeson is a former movie executive who now runs a school for kids living in the slums around Phnom Penh, Cambodia. More

    December 1, 2006 | Comments

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    Pope Benedict XVI called his trip to Turkey “a mission of dialogue, brotherhood and reconciliation,” and in his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country, the pope took every opportunity to express his respect for the Islamic faith. More

    December 1, 2006 | Comments

  • The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) represents 60 Protestant denominations made up of 45 thousand churches with 30 million members. Early this month, the NAE's president, The Reverend Ted Haggard, had to step aside because of a sex and drug scandal.

    November 24, 2006 | Comments

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    The outspoken president of the National Association of Evangelicals Ted Haggard resigned because of a sex and drug scandal. His interim successor, Rev. Leith Anderson, insists the resignation will have no effect on the health of the NAE, which he describes as a group that is increasingly diverse. More

    November 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Fred De Sam Lazaro’s interview in Minnesota with Leith Anderson, interim president of the National Association of Evangelicals. More

    November 24, 2006 | Comments

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    If you’re homeless in Washington, D.C. and sick, perhaps close to dying, and you end up in a city shelter, the people who work there might telephone a place called Joseph’s House and ask if they can take you in.

    November 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Science and religion are sometimes at odds over the environment, but this prominent biologist is pleading for both to work together in order to protect the earth’s biodiversity. More

    November 17, 2006 | Comments