Topic: Literature and the Arts

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    In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it’s run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence — and violins. More

    July 9, 2004 | Comments

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    Part three of a four-part series: American evangelicals’ relationship with popular culture. In our national survey, conducted with U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, nearly three quarters of white evangelicals said the media are hostile to their values. Yet they have also created their own widely popular alternative music and books. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more from Jeff Sheler’s interview with William Romanowski, professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Kim Lawton sat down with prominent author and Episcopal priest Fleming Rutledge to reflect on the Easter story of crucifixion and resurrection. More

    April 9, 2004 | Comments

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    Read a review of Elaine Pagels’ best-selling book “Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas.” More

    November 21, 2003 | Comments

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    Read more excerpts from Mary Alice Williams’s interview with Princeton historian Elaine Pagels, author of BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS (Random House):
    Q: What is the Gospel of Thomas?
    A: The Gospel of Thomas claims to be the … More

    October 10, 2003 | Comments

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    John Collier is a Texas artist who is making sculptures for St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New York. His life work is religious art, but these sculptures are a tribute to the events of September 11th. More

    September 5, 2003 | Comments

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    In the latter half of the twentieth century, institutions run by Roman Catholic nuns could amount to virtual prisons for young women. Some spent their entire adult lives in these places. They were called the Magdalene Laundries, and they were in Ireland. THE MAGDALENE SISTERS chronicles the lives of three Dublin girls living in the Laundries. More

    August 22, 2003 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about art, social change, and Martin Luther King with Vincent Harding and his daughter, Rachel Harding. More

    January 17, 2003 | Comments

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    This mystical tradition is declining in the Muslim world while attracting new followers in the West. More

    November 8, 2002 | Comments

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