Topic: Culture and Society

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    The rights of the homeless and the rights of people who fear them or don’t want to be bothered by them have become an issue in the glittery playground that is Las Vegas. Advocates say the homeless are being harassed by police, while city officials respond that too many of the homeless just don’t want to be helped. More

    March 7, 2008 | Comments

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    Last week, the US government said more than 35 million Americans went without food at some point during 2006. This week, the non-profit group Bread for the World issued its own report recommending strategies for the US to combat hunger. Bob Abernethy sat down with David Beckmann, Bread for the World president and a Lutheran pastor, to discuss hunger in this country and what can be done about it. More

    November 23, 2007 | Comments

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    There is no generally agreed figure on the human cost of the crackdown in Myanmar on Buddhist monks and others protesting dictatorial rule. The mass exodus from the country, formally and more widely known as Burma, continues. More

    November 16, 2007 | Comments

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    In Myanmar in Southeast Asia, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks have been marching against the military government and where the regime has harshly cracked down. More

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    In the 1970′s, Evangelical Pastor Wayne Gordon moved into a high-crime area of Chicago. Members of the community told him they wanted to start a church, so Gordon founded the Lawndale Community Church. More

    September 14, 2007 | Comments

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    An interpretation of Jesus’ teachings that emphasizes wealth and prosperity seems to be spreading fast, especially in many African-American churches. But critics are calling the “prosperity gospel” a distortion of authentic Christian faith. More

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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    Few issues touch a raw nerve in American politics like gun control. But often the issue is not far below the surface in worship communities, particularly those frequently hit by gun violence. More

    July 13, 2007 | Comments

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    Sara Miles used to be a journalist and an atheist. But she had a conversion experience and is now a leader in her church, Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco where she feeds all who wander in and provides them with a sense of consistency and comfort. More

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

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    There is a group of Benedictine nuns in Missouri who bake and sell millions of Communion wafers, small and large. But some would-be communicants complained that they are allergic to the gluten in the wheat in the nun's wafers. So they could not receive Communion. For the sisters that was a challenge.

    March 30, 2007 | Comments

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    Sr. Mary John Meyer's Paschal Candle Cinnamon Rolls.

    March 30, 2007 | Comments

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