Tag: Religion

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    To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 and the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in absentia to jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, read an essay about a new book on human rights in history and religion’s role in the human rights movement. More

    December 9, 2010 | Comments

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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    “We do this not to create Catholics, but because we are Catholic. It’s the social justice teachings of the church that drive us,” says WJA director of counseling services Ann Clark. The tuition-free middle school explicitly addresses the spiritual and moral development of its students. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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    Gay marriage is not a campaign issue in Minnesota this season, and it’s not on the ballot. But the Catholic archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis recently sent a message opposing gay marriage to every Catholic family in the state. Father David of McCauley of the Minnesota Catholic Conference says it is an effort “to make Catholic people aware of Catholic teaching.” More

    October 29, 2010 | Comments

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    There is debate and discussion going on within religious communities about rhetoric, teachings, tolerance and anti-gay sentiments in society. More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb02-griswold10thparalle

    A new book chronicles the people and places across Africa and Asia where Islam and Christianity meet and often clash. More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    “In a lot of places where there had been conflict in the name of religion there is now peace in the name of religion, and that’s a hopeful sign.” More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Should hateful and offensive speech that is religiously motivated be accepted as legitimate public discourse protected by the Constitution? More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb01-kleinmanextra

    “You cannot understand caregiving unless you do it,” says Arthur Kleinman. “Acts of caregiving come as close to what I think religion is as I could name.” More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments

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    A senior researcher at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life says atheists, agnostics, Jews, and Mormons stand out for their knowledge of world religions other than Christianity, while Mormons and evangelical Protestants do best on questions about the Bible and Christianity. More

    September 30, 2010 | Comments

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