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Catholic Bishops Debate on Voting
November 9, 2007
Catholic Bishops Debate on Voting
The 280 U.S. Catholic bishops meet this coming week (November 12-15) in Baltimore, with a sharp debate likely over religion and politics, specifically on how much weight the issue of abortion should have in Catholic decisions on how to vote. Joining us to explore the arguments is Father Tom Reese, ...
November 9, 2007
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Wangari Maathai
November 9, 2007
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports.
November 9, 2007
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In Memoriam
November 9, 2007
In Memoriam
To mark Veterans Day weekend, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly senior associate producer Patti Jette Hanley took pictures at Arlington National Cemetery and at St. James Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, where on All Souls Day members of the parish read the names of Americans who died ...
November 9, 2007
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Michael Gerson
November 2, 2007
Michael Gerson
President Bush admits he's not always the most articulate man in Washington. Over the years, he has had a lot of help from a speechwriter named Michael Gerson. Gerson has written a new book, HEROIC CONSERVATISM, which recalls his time at the White House. He urges conservatives to broaden their ...
November 2, 2007
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Faith and Fire
November 2, 2007
Faith and Fire
In the aftermath of the epic fires in southern California, worship communities have joined the relief effort well beyond their congregations. Their services are now as much practical as they are spiritual.
November 2, 2007
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Children of Polygamists
November 2, 2007
Children of Polygamists
Polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon Church more than 100 years ago, but it has survived in pockets, largely isolated on the edge of Mormon society and the law. The recent trial and conviction of Warren Jeffs shed some light on the practices of the polygamist group he led, called the Fundamentalist ...
November 2, 2007
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Values Voter Summit
October 26, 2007
Values Voter Summit
Religious conservatives appear to have come out of their Values Voter Summit last week (October 19-21) just as divided as they were going in. All of the major Republican candidates spoke to the gathering. So far, evangelicals have not rallied around any one candidate.
October 26, 2007
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Responsible Medicaid Patients
October 26, 2007
Responsible Medicaid Patients
In West Virginia, there’s a lively debate about a new experiment with its Medicaid program: giving patients extra medical and pharmacy benefits if they sign a contract to take better care of themselves.
October 26, 2007
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Muslims in the UK
October 19, 2007
Muslims in the UK
All over Western Europe, not least in Britain, the traditional majority is struggling to assimilate a fast-growing Muslim minority. Some of the Muslims, especially some of the younger ones, are said to be alienated and militant and, as Saul Gonzales reports from London, that is testing the tolerance of the majority.
October 19, 2007
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HIV Ministry
October 19, 2007
HIV Ministry
Evangelical churches, both black and white, have long been accused of not doing enough to promote HIV/AIDS testing and awareness in their congregations. But Kathi Winter is one evangelical trying to change that. It's a very personal crusade for her - she's HIV positive.
October 19, 2007
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Debating Religious Belief
October 19, 2007
Debating Religious Belief
Read and watch excerpts from a debate last week at Georgetown University in Washington. The believer was Oxford University professor of historical theology, Alister McGrath, a Christian. The atheist was journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who condemns religious belief as dangerous and ...
October 19, 2007
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Scriptural Reasoning
October 12, 2007
Scriptural Reasoning
Ever since 9/11, all over the U.S. Christians and Jews have tried to better understand Muslims, searching for common ground in spite of theological differences. But some scholars now favor a kind of interfaith dialogue that emphasizes neither common ground nor differences, but the study of each ...
October 12, 2007
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