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    In some observant Jewish families, a little boy’s first haircut is more than just a haircut. It marks the beginning of not only his formal education but also his obligation to keep the commandments and perform mitzvoth — good deeds. More

    January 27, 2006 | Comments

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    The role of pastor may be one of the most overlooked sides of Martin Luther King Jr. But it was one of the most important aspects of who he was. More

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Martin Luther King Jr. with Professor Lewis Baldwin.

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    According to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, solid majorities of all major American religious groups back stronger measures to protect the environment. Even though some conservative evangelicals are less likely to make environmental protection a priority, evangelical leaders are speaking out about what they see as a biblical obligation to protect all of creation.

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    Read the funeral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta by Methodist theologian L. Harold DeWolf. More

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Martin Luther King Jr. and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church with the Reverend Michael Thurman.

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Martin Luther King Jr. with the Reverend Mary Jo Smiley.

    January 13, 2006 | Comments

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    One of the numerous ways that people in this country try to get fit these days is through the practice of yoga. There are many different forms of this discipline, but the most commonly taught is called Iyengar. It’s named for the Indian guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who teaches that yoga has a deeply spiritual component uniting the body, mind and soul. More

    January 6, 2006 | Comments

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    Religion News Service senior editor David E. Anderson writes that the Bush administration’s explanations about the use of torture “have been curiously devoid of ethical reflection or moral reasoning.” More

    December 23, 2005 | Comments

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    When Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah fall on the same day, the growing number of interfaith families who observe both holidays face an unusual challenge. We visited the Miller family in Takoma Park, Maryland, to find out how they’re handling this “December dilemma.” More

    December 23, 2005 | Comments