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    There are large numbers of babies dying in America’s poorest neighborhoods. Ground zero for U.S. infant deaths is the poorest part of Memphis, Tennessee. More

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt and view a gallery of pictures from “How the Other Half Worships” by Camilo Jose Vergara. More

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Popular in poorer neighborhoods, storefront churches preach love and gratitude. Often set up wherever space is available, these houses of worship have the unique capability to meet their worshippers right where they are.

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Spain, once considered a European stronghold for the Roman Catholic Church, has become increasingly secular. The Church finds its spiritual and social influence throughout the country is in decline. It’s estimated fewer than 20 percent of Spaniards now attend Mass regularly. More

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    Read Bob Abernethy’s June 8, 2006 interview with Barbara Brown Taylor. More

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from LEAVING CHURCH: A MEMOIR OF FAITH by Barbara Brown Taylor

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal papers – including handwritten drafts of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech – are for sale. Sotheby’s curator Elizabeth Muller gave Kim Lawton a private glimpse of the collection. More

    June 30, 2006 | Comments

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    A government advisory committee recommended that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. The vaccine is most effective when it’s administered to girls before they become sexually active. But with the potential for premarital sex involved, the recommendation has been caught between science, politics and religion. More

    June 30, 2006 | Comments

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    Church leaders are banding together across denominational lines to encourage more young people to consider ministry.

    June 30, 2006 | Comments

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    In 1988, Larry Youngblood was convicted and sent to prison for raping a child. The evidence was overwhelming but justice was not done, raising the question: in the matter of a serious crime, when someone is given a long prison sentence, should it ever be too late to reopen the case?

    June 9, 2006 | Comments