Topic: Culture and Society

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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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    Watch Candy Hill, senior vice president of Catholic Charities USA, discuss the growing problem of hunger in America. More

    November 25, 2009 | 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 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch more of Kim Lawton’s interviews with Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, and Rev. Debra Haffner, executive director of the Religious Institute.

    October 16, 2009 | 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.

    September 4, 2009 | 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.

    September 4, 2009 | Comments

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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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