Topic: Culture and Society

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    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    An interfaith coalition is launching a prayer and fasting campaign to protect federal funding for programs that help the poor. More

    March 28, 2011 | Comments

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    Doctors and patients make health care decisions, says Dr. Bruce Silva of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, “but then it has to be okay’d by someone else who puts their belief systems and their ethics on me and on my patients.” More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    The seriousness of Ash Wednesday and Lent was preceded this week by frivolity and the traditional pancake race at Washington’s National Cathedral. More

    March 8, 2011 | Comments

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    As the hajj comes to an end, Muslims distribute meat to the poor and recall Abraham’s willingness to offer his son to God. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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    “What binds us together and what binds God to us is food,” says Father Leo Patalinghug, a Roman Catholic priest who has his own cooking show. More

    July 30, 2010 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Father Leo and watch him talk about his television cook-off with celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay. More

    July 30, 2010 | Comments

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    Religious communities are part of a growing movement across America that is concerned with the ethics of how food is grown and how it gets to our tables. More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    “Every time you eat, you give expression to what you think the world ought to be,” says Norman Wirzba, a professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School. More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    Jack Hinton says fasting involves “introspection and deep contemplation of your own spiritual state.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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