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    Altruism is the phenomenon of generosity to others with no expectation of reward. For many, giving is a religious requirement; others just do good whether they are religious or not. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Evangelist Billy Graham and his son Franklin said they are bringing spiritual encouragement to the people of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. More

    March 10, 2006 | Comments

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    “For me personally, it’s so encouraging to be surrounded by people who believe in marriage, who are working at it, who love each other,” says Kathy Berkemeyer, who together with her husband Jack celebrated Valentine’s Day by renewing their vows at the annual Mass for Lovers ceremony held in Old St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. More

    February 17, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with author Anne Lamott. More

    February 17, 2006 | Comments

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    The bestselling author talks about faith, failure, forgiveness, finding Jesus, and being a Christian. More

    February 17, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an essay by Robin W. Lovin, professor of ethics at Southern Methodist University, on the implications of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ideas for modern life. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s February 1, 2006 interview with Canon Andrew White, president and CEO of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections, big questions piled up about the prospects for peace and democracy in the Middle East. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    “Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, is by far the biggest festival during the year.” says Nguyen Ngoc Bich. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

  • Read excerpts from essays and books about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments