Topic: Culture and Society

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    "The secular age is schizophrenic, or better, deeply cross-purposed" and "very far from settling into a comfortable unbelief," according to Canadian scholar Charles Taylor, author of A SECULAR AGE.

    July 24, 2009 | Comments

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    In inner cities across the United States, high numbers of African-American men are caught up in the criminal justice system. It’s costly to keep them in prison, and it’s also costly to the communities they leave behind. More

    May 22, 2009 | Comments

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    In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

    May 1, 2009 | Comments

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    Tim DeChristopher is a devoted environmentalist who purposely broke the law in an attempt to save land in Utah. Some believe that since he committed a crime, he should be punished. Others think breaking the law was the right thing to do in this situation.
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    March 20, 2009 | Comments

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    It allows a birth parent to choose the people who will adopt the child and to stay in contact with them and the child.

    February 13, 2009 | Comments

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    The notoriously tough maximum security Sing Sing Prison in New York State is a forbidding place, not where you would expect to find a program offering an accredited master’s degree in professional studies in religion. The course is sponsored by the New York Theological Seminary, and it’s been at Sing Sing for a quarter of a century. More

    January 8, 2009 | Comments

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    What do religious voices have to say about the economic crisis and the proposals to solve it? More

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly's interview with violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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    Following the events of September 11th, major Christian and Muslim scholars and religious officials have been working together to find ways believers in each religion can live side by side in peace. More

    September 19, 2008 | Comments

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    Now, back to the global food crisis. Joining me today is Tony Hall, the former Ohio congressman who was also the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations humanitarian agencies in Rome.

    May 30, 2008 | Comments

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