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    Before World War II, 80 percent of the residents Dzialoszyce were Jewish. Then came the Nazi Holocaust, and the few Jews who returned after the war were killed by Poles. Menachem Daum is a filmmaker, the son of Holocaust survivors, who grew up hearing stories about Polish anti-Semitism. Daum visited Dzialoszyce with his two sons to learn about the Jews who once lived there and anti-Semitism today.

    April 29, 2005 | Comments

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    We visited the prayer shawl ministry at St. James Episcopal Church in Lothian, Maryland, where members gather to knit and crochet shawls they hope will provide not only physical warmth but spiritual comfort as well. More

    April 29, 2005 | Comments

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    Mary Jo and Leslie, both Presbyterians, were confronted with the same agonizing dilemma. They were pregnant with fetuses that had major defects, and each woman had to decide whether to give birth or terminate her pregnancy. More

    April 15, 2005 | Comments

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    Holy Week and Easter have special significance in Northern Ireland, a land torn by decades of religious conflict. Amid the ongoing tensions, a Benedictine monastery is working for reconciliation and unity. More

    March 25, 2005 | Comments

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    Part one of a four-part series on America’s evangelicals. They make up about a quarter of the population. Their political influence is strong. Their churches seem to be thriving. And yet, many evangelicals say they feel misunderstood by the wider culture — under siege — as if they were an estranged minority. More

    March 18, 2005 | Comments

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    Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's David E. Anderson reviews GILEAD, a novel by Marilynne Robinson.

    March 18, 2005 | Comments

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    Religion & Ethics Newsweekly editor Missy Daniel interviews author Marilynne Robinson about her novel GILEAD.

    March 18, 2005 | Comments

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    In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that executing people for crimes they committed before the age of 18 is unconstitutional. The case that brought the issue to the Supreme Court involved a young Missouri man named Chris Simmons. More

    March 4, 2005 | Comments

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    Tibetan Buddhists celebrated their New Year, called Losar, with traditional services of prayer and purification, sending positive energy into the world, they hope, to help bring about peace. More

    February 18, 2005 | Comments

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    Today, there are about 800 Internet dating sites, among them those catering specifically to men and women of many religious faiths. All you need to do to find that special someone is log on. More

    February 11, 2005 | Comments