Topic: Belief and Practice

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s interview with Father Marco Antonio Mercado of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chicago.

    November 26, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente's interview about Hispanic Catholics with Friar Gilberto Cavazos Gonzalez.

    November 26, 2008 | Comments

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    Finally, excerpts from an evening with Garrison Keillor. The bard of Lake Wobegon and “A Prairie Home Companion” was also at the Washington National Cathedral recently, talking about poetry, singing old hymns, and telling stories about the strict fundamentalists who raised him.

    November 14, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more from the interview about the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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    The major Hindu festival of Janmashtami celebrates the birth of the popular deity Krishna — and with a real baby.

    August 22, 2008 | Comments

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    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?

    August 15, 2008 | Comments

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    It is the belief of many Chinese that there is an ongoing spiritual connection between them and their forebears. They venerate them, pray to them, and take gifts to their graves.

    July 18, 2008 | Comments

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    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.

    July 4, 2008 | Comments

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    We have an analysis now of the Pew Forum survey on American religious beliefs. As other surveys have also found, including one done by this program in 2002, Pew reported that 70 percent of American religious believers said many religious traditions -- not just their own -- can lead to eternal life.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Clergy are being pressured to perform same-sex weddings and to perform them inside their houses of worship. This is generating new debates because many religious traditions explicitly define marriage as between a man and a woman.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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