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    Biographer William Martin talks about the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham. More

    June 24, 2005 | Comments

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    Journalist and author Wendy Murray Zoba discusses the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham. More

    June 24, 2005 | Comments

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    Forty-six states have what are known as “conscience clauses” that allow health care workers the right to refuse to perform abortions. What concerns many women and men is that several states are now debating legislation that would expand these clauses to include not only abortion but emergency contraceptives as well. More

    June 3, 2005 | Comments

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    A Sikh ceremony celebrates the creation of the Khalsa — a brotherhood of Sikhs who publicly take a vow to follow a certain spiritual and physical discipline. More

    June 3, 2005 | Comments

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    Catholic leaders have often expressed their opposition to certain uses of science, such as anything that threatens human life. But the Church has no objection to basic scientific research itself — from it. That work is honored as trying to understand what God created — in the case of an observatory in Arizona, the entire visible universe. More

    June 3, 2005 | Comments

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    There is an old but persistent stereotype that some religious believers are so strict and stern they have no time or taste for laughter. Brad Stine is a successful performer who thinks evangelical Christianity and standup comedy can go together, and that humor can help spread faith. More

    May 27, 2005 | Comments

  • Read an interview with Norwegian jazz musician Tord Gustavsen. More

    May 20, 2005 | Comments

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    In Darfur, in western Sudan, a perfect storm of religious, racial, political, military, and environmental conflicts produced warnings of a humanitarian disaster. But that has been averted for now by a massive relief effort. The situation is still dangerous, especially because of marauding fighters called the Janjaweed, but refugees are being cared for. More

    May 13, 2005 | Comments

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    By most standards, filmmaker Gerry Straub’s career is in a tailspin. His earnings have dropped significantly, but he’s not complaining. He believes that happiness is measured not by what you earn, but by what you are able to give away. He’s let go of almost everything except his work. Straub makes documentaries about the world’s poverty, hoping it will motivate us to do something about it. More

    May 13, 2005 | Comments

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    Donnie McClurkin is a Gospel superstar whose voice is recognized around the world. But on Sunday mornings, as Pastor McClurkin, he has more local concerns — like the parking problems in his church’s neighborhood. More

    May 6, 2005 | Comments