Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Ever since 9/11, all over the U.S. Christians and Jews have tried to better understand Muslims, searching for common ground in spite of theological differences. But some scholars now favor a kind of interfaith dialogue that emphasizes neither common ground nor differences, but the study of each other’s sacred texts. They call it scriptural reasoning. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly correspondent Kim Lawton’s September 16, 2007 interview with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    As the race for the White House moves forward, religion is playing a prominent role in the campaign. This week, we look at indecision among evangelical voters about which presidential candidate to support in 2008. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview in New Orleans with Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    A story about a former state legislator who believed the answer to crime was more and more prisons — until he got locked up himself. Now he’s leading a faith-based program for prisoner rehabilitation, and he says it works. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from AMISH GRACE: HOW FORGIVENESS TRANSCENDED TRAGEDY by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Bob Abernethy interviews author Steven Nolt, a history professor at Goshen College in Indiana, about the one year anniversary of the tragedy in an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, where a gunman murdered five girls and severely wounded five others before killing himself. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Pastor David Brown is a circuit preacher. Once called called circuit riders, these preachers went from town to town in 19th-century America to spread the Gospel. They’ve gone from horseback to car, but they’re still around. No one knows just how many there are, but they serve the same purpose they always have–to bring a religious message to people with no fulltime preacher of their own.
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    August 31, 2007 | Comments

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    Artists have started to practice their spirituality outside the studio, outside the gallery. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, individuals attend a retreat that is intended to bring back what one organizer calls “the intimate relationship between art and faith.” More

    August 24, 2007 | Comments

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    An interpretation of Jesus’ teachings that emphasizes wealth and prosperity seems to be spreading fast, especially in many African-American churches. But critics are calling the “prosperity gospel” a distortion of authentic Christian faith. More

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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