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    The first of three discussions on the moral principles underlying the major issues of the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, Bob Abernethy discusses the candidates’ views on foreign policy with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and Ethics and Public Policy Center vice president Michael Cromartie. More

    October 1, 2004 | Comments

  • U.S. Episcopal bishops this week pledged to seek unity within their deeply divided denomination. Tensions have run high since the 2003 consecration of Gene Robinson, the Anglican Communion’s first openly gay bishop. More

    October 1, 2004 | Comments

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    Should juveniles ever be executed? In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that states could execute offenders as young as 16 if they chose to. But attitudes appear to be shifting, and the case now coming before the court could end that practice for good. More

    October 1, 2004 | Comments

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    Try Jewish cooking authority Joan Nathan’s recipes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from JOAN NATHAN’S JEWISH HOLIDAY COOKBOOK (Schocken Books, 2004).
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    September 10, 2004 | Comments

  • Father Greg Boyle is giving former gang members a chance at a better future. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    We talk about the Jewish High Holidays with a hazzan, also known as a cantor, who leads a congregation in sung prayer. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    Read Bob Abernethy’s full interview with William Sloane Coffin.

    August 27, 2004 | Comments

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    Read recollections of William Sloane Coffin by the Rev. Thomas B. Chittick, Lutheran campus minister at Yale in the 1970s and Rev. Philip Zaeder former chaplain and dean of the faculty at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

    August 27, 2004 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt of Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial by Rochel U. Berman. More

    August 13, 2004 | Comments

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    In Utah, people who get licenses to carry concealed weapons can carry them even in church. If a church does not want its worshippers armed, it can either post a “No Guns” notice at the door or register with a state agency as a no-guns site. That has provoked a battle between the gun lobby and the Mormon church, on one side, and several other churches, on the other. More

    July 23, 2004 | Comments