Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Tenafly, New Jersey, is a suburb of 16,000 people, nearly half of them Jewish, just across the Hudson River from New York City. However, when a group of Orthodox Jewish newcomers put up a symbolic boundary called an eruv, Tenafly became one of the latest battlegrounds in an ongoing civil war in the American Jewish community.

    February 21, 2001 | Comments

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    Many houses of worship have worked hard to be more welcoming to people with disabilities. But the deaf prefer to worship within their own community, and to be ministered to by other deaf people. More

    January 12, 2001 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Stephen Dubner’s interview with Lauren Winner on religious conversions. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    In the second of our two-part series on religious conversion, R & E talks to Lauren Winner. The child of a mixed marriage, she was raised as a non-observant Jew, became an Orthodox Jew, and then converted to Christianity. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from R & E’s interview with Lewis Rambo, author of the book UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS CONVERSION. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    Tolerant attitudes toward faith-seeking have made religious conversions more common. Still, choosing a new religion is usually a major decision — for converts and their families. In the first of a two-part series, R & E looks at the experience of John Curry, principal of a school for at-risk students in New York. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    At its meeting in Corpus Christi, the huge Texas Baptist Convention — nearly one fifth of all Southern Baptists — sent a strong signal of discontent to the national SBC. Led by moderates, the Texans voted overwhelmingly to cut $5 million of the $25 million they send the national group each year. More

    November 3, 2000 | Comments

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    Nowhere in sports — not in baseball or even football — is there more unselfconscious expression of religion as there is at NASCAR races. Robert Lipsyte of The New York Times talked with NASCAR chaplains and drivers about the place of religion in their dangerous sport. More

    October 20, 2000 | Comments

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    “We kind of gave our bodies to the medical community, we gave the minds to the psychiatrist, and we kept the spirit in the church. When you come to worship on Sunday morning, you don’t leave your body outside the doors,” says Reverend Delois Brown-Daniels of Advocate Health Care. More

    September 29, 2000 | Comments

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    We spoke with Rabbis Deborah Wechsler and Robert Tobin, both of Chizuk Amuno congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, about the High Holidays and their preparation for them. More

    September 29, 2000 | Comments

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