Topic: Belief and Practice

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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 (3)

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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 (9)

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

    January 11, 2008 | Comments (1)

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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 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 Comments

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

    September 28, 2007 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 Comments

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    Around the world, there are hundreds of classes to which children come to learn how shofars are made. We joined a group in Brooklyn, New York at a class called the Shofar Factory. More

    September 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

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