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    For more than 200 years there has been a chaplain in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.The current Senate chaplain is the Reverend Barry Black, the first African American and the first Seventh-day Adventist in the position. Kim Lawton reports.

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview with U.S. Senate chaplain Barry Black.

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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    Read three recent prayers written by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black.

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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    The UN estimates there are 100 million children who live and work on the streets, with seven million of them in Brazil. On her recent trip to Brazil, Kim Lawton met and followed a British Christian, Cally Magalhaes, who is spending her life trying to rescue some of those children. More

    June 15, 2007 | Comments

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    "People often ask me how our stories come together. The "Street Children of Brazil" story in particular had many logistical complications, and we had to work hard to pull it off."

    June 15, 2007 | Comments

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    In Washington, the House approved a bill that would grant visas to about 500 Iraqi and Afghan translators who fear for their lives because they have helped the U.S. But there are nearly 4 million Iraqis who have fled their homes -- half still in Iraq, half in neighboring countries. The question of how to best help the Iraqi refugees has developed into the world's largest refugee crisis.

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

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    Sara Miles used to be a journalist and an atheist. But she had a conversion experience and is now a leader in her church, Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco where she feeds all who wander in and provides them with a sense of consistency and comfort. More

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

  • Read an excerpt adapted from Michael Sledge’s book SOLDIER DEAD: HOW WE RECOVER, IDENTIFY, BURY, AND HONOR OUR MILITARY FALLEN (Columbia University Press, 2005):
    Burying military dead with honors is not a recent practice. Thucydides’ account of the funerary rites of … More

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

  • The Key to the Keeper of the Keys
    by J. Peter Pham
    In 1316, after the tumultuous papacy of Pope Clement V, the cardinals of the Catholic Church elected an elderly French colleague serving in the Roman Curia, Jacques DuĂ‹se, who took … More

    May 14, 2007 | Comments

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    “I would never tell anybody who played or worked with me it’s about the money. It’s about the commitment first. It’s about God. It’s his music. It’s a calling,” says Dr. Glen McMillan, a music teacher who is auditioning to become a music director at Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments