Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • 04-2001

    Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister, but has never pastored a church and rarely attends one. His ministry is his writing: 32 novels and memoirs so far, and some sermons, as a guest preacher, many of which are in a new book, SECRETS IN THE DARK. For many Christians he's a celebrity, but Buechner feels that seeking ordination is the worst possible career move for a writer.

    May 5, 2006 | Comments

  • 12-2003

    Every year as Passover approaches, Jewish children learn the significance of unleavened bread -- matzah -- eaten at each Passover seder. R&E joined a group of some younger Jews learning to make matzah at the Temple Sha'arey Shalom School in Springfield, New Jersey. The chief baker is Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum.

    April 7, 2006 | Comments

  • 01-200

    Have you ever had the feeling that your doctor doesn't have enough time for you, or, if you're a doctor, that you are under so much pressure it's hard to be compassionate with your patients? There is a physician in Northern California who thinks medicine is losing its soul, and she's trying to rescue it.

    April 7, 2006 | Comments

  • Read journalist Chris Herlinger’s report on a recent public forum on science and religion at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with author Anne Lamott. More

    February 17, 2006 | Comments

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    The bestselling author talks about faith, failure, forgiveness, finding Jesus, and being a Christian. More

    February 17, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s February 1, 2006 interview with Canon Andrew White, president and CEO of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections, big questions piled up about the prospects for peace and democracy in the Middle East. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    One of the numerous ways that people in this country try to get fit these days is through the practice of yoga. There are many different forms of this discipline, but the most commonly taught is called Iyengar. It’s named for the Indian guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who teaches that yoga has a deeply spiritual component uniting the body, mind and soul. More

    January 6, 2006 | Comments

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    Historically, in most religious traditions, suicide has been considered a sin. In light of this, many survivors have felt religiously stranded. How can their faith help them heal when that same faith may fault their loved one for the act of suicide? More

    October 21, 2005 | Comments

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