Topic: Culture and Society

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    The yoga tradition goes back thousands of years, to ancient Indian philosophy and the Hindu religion. In this country, many Americans find the beginning exercises of yoga good ways to reduce stress. But lifelong practitioners also find it very much a spiritual discipline, using the most severe postures to help quiet the mind and achieve a sense of union with the transcendent. More

    October 15, 2004 | Comments

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    Read the full R & E interview about Catholic voters with Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University. More

    October 8, 2004 | Comments

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    With religion a significant factor in how people vote, we begin this week a three-part series on religious voting blocs. Today, one of the most important of those blocs: Catholic voters. Once loyal to the Democratic Party, Catholics are now as divided as the rest of the nation. More

    October 8, 2004 | Comments

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    Try Jewish cooking authority Joan Nathan’s recipes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from JOAN NATHAN’S JEWISH HOLIDAY COOKBOOK (Schocken Books, 2004).
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    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    In Utah, people who get licenses to carry concealed weapons can carry them even in church. If a church does not want its worshippers armed, it can either post a “No Guns” notice at the door or register with a state agency as a no-guns site. That has provoked a battle between the gun lobby and the Mormon church, on one side, and several other churches, on the other. More

    July 23, 2004 | Comments

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    In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it’s run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence — and violins. More

    July 9, 2004 | Comments

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    Father Joe Maier is a Catholic priest who, over 30 years, has set up schools that have educated thousands of poor Thai children in the slums of Bangkok. In the process, he has skirmished with all kinds of people from drug dealers to church hierarchy. More

    June 4, 2004 | Comments

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    The debate over abortion and Catholic politicians affects all Catholic public officials who are pro-choice. Catholic politicians, both past and present, often face many challenges when it comes to questions of faith and politics. More

    May 14, 2004 | Comments

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    Immigrants have been pouring into the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minnesota is now home to many Muslims, East African Somalis, Indian Hindus and Laotian Hmong — all of whom are trying to find a balance between their cultural traditions and U.S. customs. More

    April 27, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview about evangelicals and politics with author, teacher, and Baptist minister Tony Campolo, an evangelical Democrat. More

    April 23, 2004 | Comments

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