Tag: belief and practice

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    Read excerpts from Kim Lawton’s interview with Robert Franklin on American Protestantism and culture. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Nancy Ammerman on American Protestantism. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

  • Read an excerpt from author and churchgoer Diana Butler Bass’s book STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY: A PILGRIMAGE OF FAITH IN COMMUNITY. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with sociologist Alan Wolfe exploring religion in America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Americans are tolerant when it comes to other religions; they are not threatened by other religions; and yet they don’t know much about them. These are the main findings of R&E’s national telephone survey of 2,002 adults in the United States. More

    April 16, 2002 | Comments

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    While a Bris, or circumcision ritual, has been the traditional way for Jews to welcome baby boys into the covenant, many families are now creating rituals to welcome their baby daughters. More

    June 22, 2001 | Comments

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    Baptism is an important rite of initiation in the Christian tradition, but the baptism ceremony varies depending upon the denomination. Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and many in the Protestant denominations baptize infants. Baptists and Pentecostal Churches baptize only adults or children old enough to profess their faith. More

    April 13, 2001 | Comments

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    African tribal religions include diviners who are believed to communicate with the gods in the spirit world. Diviners discover and then relate what the gods want, and harness the gods’ powers to help followers overcome illness and other crises. More

    October 27, 2000 | Comments

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    As the Greek Orthodox enthroned a new archbishop, we looked at the practice of praying with icons. Whether singing or speaking their prayers, whether at home or in church, Orthodox Christians from all ethnic backgrounds use icons in their prayers. We talked to Frederica Mathewes-Green, a convert to Orthodoxy and author of several books about the faith.

    September 24, 1999 | Comments

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