Topic: Belief and Practice

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    For Western Christians, Sunday (March 16) is Palm Sunday, which begins Holy Week, leading up to Easter (March 23). But Eastern Orthodox Christians have just begun observing their time of Lent. Because of differing church calendars, Western and Eastern Christians usually celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on different dates. More

    March 14, 2008 | Comments

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    Jewish prayer shawls are called tallit. The elaborately braided fringes, the tzitzit, on the four corners of the shawls, represent God’s 613 commandments to the Jews. We discovered a synagogue with a class in which boys and girls preparing for their coming of age ceremonies, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, make their own tallit. More

    February 8, 2008 | Comments

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    The number of Hispanics in the U.S. Catholic Church is growing rapidly. Their devotional practices and fervent style of worship are giving the church a different look, and some observers expect Hispanics to make up half the U.S. church over the next few years. More

    January 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Dr. Ben Carson. More

    January 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview with the Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. More

    November 9, 2007 | Comments

  • Because of fundamental religious differences, people of different faiths have often had problems talking to each other about their beliefs. Some theologians are now trying a new approach.

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    At St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Benedictine monks and nuns gathered to hear Dr. Ingrid Mattson share her Muslim faith.

    October 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read analysis and commentary on the Buddhist protests in Burma by Patrick Pranke and Donald Mitchell.

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    Read Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly’s web-only interview with Vincent Lam, a Canadian doctor and writer whose acclaimed first book, BLOODLETTING & MIRACULOUS CURES (Weinstein Books, 2007), was awarded the 2006 Giller Prize for fiction. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Whether they are Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Reform, whether they gather on a California beach or in a New York City synagogue, Jews share at least one common element at their Rosh Hashanah observances: the shofar.

    September 14, 2007 | Comments

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