Topic: Belief and Practice

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    Read excerpts from Jeff Sheler’s interview with Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Part one of a five-part series exploring religious America: In partnership with U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY conducted a national poll on religion and spirituality in American life. Part one investigates the challenges and consequences of religious diversity in America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Jeff Sheler’s interview with Emory University religion professor Gary Laderman. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with Diana Eck exploring religious America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with sociologist Alan Wolfe exploring religion in America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    “The freedom that is so important in the Passover story, in the Haggadah, is something that doesn’t belong to a specific time period 3,000 years ago…There’s a fresh message available to be garnered from the Passover story no matter when or who is looking at it,” says David Wachtel of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. More

    March 22, 2002 | Comments

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    During Holy Week, Western Christians remember Jesus' crucifixion, and the days leading up to it. One of the most moving observances, especially for Catholics, is walking the 14 Stations of the Cross, each one representing an event as Jesus carried his cross to Calvary, where he was put to death.

    March 22, 2002 | Comments

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    For Tibetan Buddhists, the new year is celebrated with dancing, and R & E sat in as members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Washington, D.C. performed. Our guide was Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, who spoke of the power of negative and positive energy, and about the legends associated with snow lions and the Black Hat Masters. More

    February 8, 2002 | Comments

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    All over the world and in almost every culture, the tradition of displaying scenes from the birth of Jesus has become a cherished part of the holiday season. There is even a group dedicated to keeping this Christmas tradition alive. More

    December 21, 2001 | Comments

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    Hanukkah is a holiday of freedom, recalling the successful Jewish revolt against the Syrians who had conquered and occupied Jerusalem. We heard the story at the home of Rabbi Bentzion Geisinsky, in Potomac, Maryland. More

    December 7, 2001 | Comments

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