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Young Nuns
February 8, 2008
Young Nuns
The Vatican reported this week that the number of Catholics in religious orders around the world continued to decline. But there are a few places where the reverse is true. Betty Rollin found a Dominican teaching order in Nashville fairly bursting with dedicated young nuns.
February 8, 2008
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Rick Weiss on Stem Cell Research
January 25, 2008
Rick Weiss on Stem Cell Research
Washington Post science writer Rick Weiss discusses the practical and ethical questions raised by recent embryonic stem cell research, including efforts in Britain to clone human embryos using eggs from other species.
January 25, 2008
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Bioethics Update
January 25, 2008
Bioethics Update
A series of significant developments have emerged in recent weeks in the field of stem cell science. Each adds exciting prospects for treating disease; each adds vexing complexity. With us to help understand the science and the issues: Rick Weiss, science writer for The Washington Post.
January 25, 2008
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The 5 Browns
January 25, 2008
The 5 Browns
The sound they create is inspired: lush, dramatic, intensely personal. But for The 5 Browns, playing Gershwin or anyone else is more than an exercise in making music. It is their keyboard testimonial.
January 25, 2008
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Abraham Joshua Heschel
January 18, 2008
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Heschel is widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the last century -- a rabbi, theologian, social activist and mystic admired by Christians as well as Jews.
January 18, 2008
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U.S. Hispanic Catholics
January 11, 2008
U.S. Hispanic Catholics
The number of Hispanics in the U.S. Catholic Church is growing rapidly. Their devotional practices and fervent style of worship are giving the church a different look, and some observers expect Hispanics to make up half the U.S. church over the next few years.
January 11, 2008
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Dr. Ben Carson
January 11, 2008
Dr. Ben Carson
Ben Carson knows a lot about risk. As one of the leading pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, Carson makes life and death decisions nearly every day.
January 11, 2008
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Mandeans
January 4, 2008
Mandeans
Mandeans share some rituals, symbols, and variations of stories found in Jewish and Christian scriptures but their belief system sets them fundamentally apart.
January 4, 2008
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Look Ahead to 2008
December 28, 2007
Look Ahead to 2008
As 2007 comes to a close, we convened a panel of journalists to discuss what we can anticipate in religion news for the year ahead. Bob Abernethy sat down with our guests. "We take our annual look ahead today at the stories we think will be worth watching for in 2008."
December 28, 2007
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Faith, Values and Foreign Policy
December 21, 2007
Faith, Values and Foreign Policy
Read excerpts from an interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and author of The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World (Basic Books, 2007).
December 21, 2007
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Star of Bethlehem
December 21, 2007
Star of Bethlehem
One important element of the Christmas story is the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to Jesus. Over the years, many have wondered just what that star was. Now, modern technology may be providing new answers.
December 21, 2007
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Mississippi Christmas
December 14, 2007
Mississippi Christmas
Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 475 homes and damaged many more in D'Iberville, Mississippi, people are rebuilding. From all over the country, 6,500 volunteer builders have come in to help, and displaced families have a place to call home again.
December 14, 2007
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