A birth, a marriage, a death -- these events are often surrounded by religious ritual and tradition. But how are those passages in life observed by those who do not believe in a God?
Now, a profile of a devout man of apparently boundless energy who teaches children how to play soccer -- and a lot more.
In Malawi, one out of every four children dies before reaching the age of five. Famine is chronic, and AIDS has left tens of thousands of orphans, often in the care of struggling grandparents.
The Christian relief group World Vision has come up with a creative way to help church youth groups understand the problem of world hunger and what they can do about it. It's called "The 30 Hour Famine" and we watched one at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
The Senate agreed to an immigration bill that would create a path to citizenship for many of the illegal immigrants in the United States. If some undocumented workers were able to stay, it could allay fears in many families. When undocumented immigrants have children born in the U.S., those children are considered U.S. citizen. If the parents receive a deportation notice, the families often split.
Expanding medical technologies continue to create a host of new ethical dilemmas. Researchers can now detect early in a pregnancy if a fetus has Down Syndrome. The condition usually results in some degree of physical and mental disability, and armed with that information, some expectant parents face the wrenching decision of whether to terminate the pregnancy. More