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    Read Lucky Severson’s interview with former New York governor Mario Cuomo (D) about the controversy over John Kerry and punishing Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    The United Methodist Church — the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. — opened its 11-day-long General Conference in Pittsburgh this week. The highest legislative body of the church meets only every four years. This time, gay issues are expected to dominate. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be — quietly — who they are. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

  • Read the comments of sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox on R&E’s national survey of America’s evangelicals. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more from Jeff Sheler’s interview with William Romanowski, professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Immigrants have been pouring into the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minnesota is now home to many Muslims, East African Somalis, Indian Hindus and Laotian Hmong — all of whom are trying to find a balance between their cultural traditions and U.S. customs. More

    April 27, 2004 | Comments

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    Listen to perspectives about the president’s sense of mission from Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Robert Franklin, professor of social ethics at Emory University in Atlanta. More

    April 23, 2004 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from an essay by Furman University political science professor James L. Guth on George W. Bush and religious politics. It appears in the new book HIGH RISK AND BIG AMBITION: THE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. BUSH. More

    April 23, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of the R&E interview with historian Leo Ribuffo on evangelicals and politics. More

    April 23, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview with ethics professor Shaun Casey about evangelicals and politics. More

    April 23, 2004 | Comments