Topic: Belief and Practice

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    In northern California, Rabbi Alan Lew encourages Jews to borrow from the Buddhist tradition of meditation to enhance their practice during the High Holidays and all year round. Says Lew, “what really makes Jewish prayer powerful is something inexpressible, and meditation really sensitizes you to the inexpressible.” More

    September 15, 2006 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s July 6, 2006 interview in Washington, D.C. with Francis S. Collins, director of the Human Genome Project:
    Q: How do you describe yourself as a Christian?
    A: I’m a serious Christian. I take my faith seriously. I … More

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    Popular in poorer neighborhoods, storefront churches preach love and gratitude. Often set up wherever space is available, these houses of worship have the unique capability to meet their worshippers right where they are.

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Remarks were delivered by Bill Moyers at the funeral service for William Sloane Coffin on April 20, 2006, at Riverside Memorial Church in New York City.

    April 20, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from IN THE COMPANY OF CHRIST: A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH HOLY WEEK by Benedicta Ward. More

    April 7, 2006 | Comments

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    “Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, is by far the biggest festival during the year.” says Nguyen Ngoc Bich. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    In some observant Jewish families, a little boy’s first haircut is more than just a haircut. It marks the beginning of not only his formal education but also his obligation to keep the commandments and perform mitzvoth — good deeds. More

    January 27, 2006 | Comments

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    One of the numerous ways that people in this country try to get fit these days is through the practice of yoga. There are many different forms of this discipline, but the most commonly taught is called Iyengar. It’s named for the Indian guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who teaches that yoga has a deeply spiritual component uniting the body, mind and soul. More

    January 6, 2006 | Comments

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    When Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah fall on the same day, the growing number of interfaith families who observe both holidays face an unusual challenge. We visited the Miller family in Takoma Park, Maryland, to find out how they’re handling this “December dilemma.” More

    December 23, 2005 | Comments

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    Christmas, more than any other holiday in the Christian calendar, seems to spark the poetic impulse -- an impulse that began, as the Episcopal priest, professor, and poet Chad Walsh remarked some years ago, with the heavenly host and their proclamation: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth, peace, good will to men."

    December 23, 2005 | Comments

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