Topic: Culture and Society

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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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    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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