Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Congress is considering legislation that, if approved, would let preachers preach politics from the pulpit and endorse candidates without losing the church’s tax-exempt status. However, advocates of separation of church and state strongly oppose the legislation. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read an evening prayer specially written by Rowan Williams, forthcoming in September in FAMILY PRAYERS by Nick Aiken and Rowan Williams. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read additional comments on the appointment of Rowan Williams as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    This past week, Voice of the Faithful — a lay group which came out of the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis — held its first national convention. Organizers say Catholics came from 36 states and 7 countries for a day of prayer and support for victims of sexual abuse. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Part five of a five-part series: Concluding RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY’s five-part series “Exploring Religious America,” Bob Abernethy speaks with experts John Green, Robert Franklin, and Peter Steinfels about the findings of the survey. Topics include scandal in the Catholic church, spirituality versus tradition, America’s increasing religious diversity, and whether true interfaith understanding is possible. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

  • Read an interview with Kristin Hahn, author of the new book IN SEARCH OF GRACE: A RELIGIOUS OUTSIDER’S JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA’S LANDSCAPE OF FAITH. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

  • Part three of a five-part series exploring religious America: There are more than 60 million U.S. Catholics, making them 40 percent of all the Christians in the country and the largest single group of American Christians. Part three examines the experience of being Catholic in America, and looks specifically at the Hispanic Catholic experience. More

    May 10, 2002 | Comments

  • Read the comments of John Green, professor of political science at the University of Akron, on the RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY/U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT survey. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    The scandals in the Catholic church have prompted wide-ranging questions about sexual orientation and practice. Experts insist that pedophilia has no connection to homosexuality, but the crisis has renewed attention to the issue of gays in the priesthood.

    April 5, 2002 | Comments

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    Mattie Stepanek is the brilliant, wheelchair-bound Maryland boy with muscular dystrophy who has become a best-selling inspirational poet. Both he and his mother, Jeni Stepanek, suffer from rare but different forms of the disease. Exactly one year ago, Mattie almost died. But — strongly supported by his mother, who is also in a wheelchair — Mattie outlived all expectations and, not yet a teenager, he has become an amazingly mature public speaker and authority on life at the edge of death. More

    March 29, 2002 | Comments

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