Topic: War and Peace

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, author of “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.” More

    January 31, 2003 | Comments

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    Few Americans know of the profound spiritual impact of 9/11 on the rural community where one of the planes went down. More

    August 30, 2002 | Comments

  • Read R&E’s interviews with Asia expert Ainslee Embree and researcher Timothy Shah on the Hindu-Muslim violence in western India. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

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    India, which is mostly Hindu, and Pakistan, which is mostly Muslim, are once again on the brink of war over the disputed region of Kashmir. Both nations have nuclear weapons. Hindu-Muslim tensions extend beyond Kashmir, though. Within India, where Hindus make up 80% of the population and Muslims make up 14%, violent outbreaks that began in February may already have taken thousands of lives. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

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    In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, we discuss questions about justice, forgiveness, and retribution with four religious leaders and scholars. More

    September 14, 2001 | Comments

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    For many religious believers, the attacks on September 11 evoked a sense of almost apocalyptic horror. As the hours unfolded, people of faith across the country reached out in whatever way they could. More

    September 14, 2001 | Comments

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    “It puts us in a place of perpetuating a cycle of violence. Closure will never be found if vengeance and revenge continues to be the motivation,” says Rev. Verity Jones, senior minister of Central Christian Church. More

    May 11, 2001 | Comments

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    The latest violence in the Middle East highlights the role of religion as fuel for conflict. We talk about the religious dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian hostility with professor Marius Deeb, a Christian of Lebanese descent, and with Rabbi Arthur Herzberg, a writer and professor at New York University. More

    October 13, 2000 | Comments

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    In Rwanda, tribal violence and genocide broke out on an almost unimaginable scale. Eight hundred thousand people were killed in little more than three months. Now, as the country recovers, churches are experiencing dramatic growth in the Hutu and Tutsi efforts to find reconciliation. More

    June 9, 2000 | Comments

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    Hundreds of thousands of people in Washington and more than 60 other cities prepared for Sunday’s Million Mom March, a Mother’s Day attempt to convince Congress to pass tougher gun control laws. Every major faith group — Christian, Jewish, Muslim — has endorsed the march, but the gun issue still divides many believers. More

    May 12, 2000 | Comments

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