Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Barbara Brown Taylor — Episcopal priest, teacher, columnist and author. For years, her books reflected her perspective as a church member and leader. Her new book, LEAVING CHURCH, is about burning out as the priest of a parish she had wanted very much to serve, and then leaving not only the pastoral ministry but many of her former beliefs, too. More

    March 9, 2007 | Comments

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    The question of whether to ordain gay clergy has challenged and divided many denominations, including Conservative Jews. The Orthodox strongly oppose gay ordination, but reform Jews accept it. Now, the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has recommended that Conservative seminaries should be allowed to admit gays.

    February 2, 2007 | Comments

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    By some estimates, the number of children in this country being taught at home is well over a million and may be approaching two million. Yet in some states there is very little or no government oversight of what the kids are learning, which is just the way most home school parents want it. More

    January 10, 2007 | Comments

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    The exhibition “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” consists of religious paintings produced under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and spans the 15th and 16th centuries. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Betty Rollin reports on atheistic authors Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, and other outspoken atheists, including Julia Sweeney and her off-Broadway performance, “Letting Go of God.” More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of the November 17, 2006 R & E interview with Harvard professor Harvey Cox. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read a review by David E. Anderson, senior editor of Religion News Service, of Alice McDermott’s novel, After This. More

    December 29, 2006 | Comments

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    Pope Benedict XVI called his trip to Turkey “a mission of dialogue, brotherhood and reconciliation,” and in his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country, the pope took every opportunity to express his respect for the Islamic faith. More

    December 1, 2006 | Comments

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    If you’re homeless in Washington, D.C. and sick, perhaps close to dying, and you end up in a city shelter, the people who work there might telephone a place called Joseph’s House and ask if they can take you in.

    November 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Monu Harnal describes the Hindu holiday of Diwali, celebrating the end of the year and many events in the lives of the some of Hinduism's most important deities.

    October 27, 2006 | Comments

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