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Parents Circle
June 26, 2009
Parents Circle
Rami Elhanan and Mazen Faraj are members of the Parents Circle-Families Forum, a grassroots group that unites bereaved Israelis and Palestinians who have lost immediate family members to the Middle East conflict. Together they promote a message of dialogue, reconciliation, and peace.
June 26, 2009
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Stained Glass Artist
June 26, 2009
Stained Glass Artist
Contemporary expressions of the ancient art and craft of stained glass provide a way to encounter God and an interpretation of religious faith, says Florida artist Jim Piercey.
June 26, 2009
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Churches in Financial Distress
June 19, 2009
Churches in Financial Distress
"Foreclosure is a possibility and something we are concerned about," says Rev. Jane Galloway of Long Beach, California. "If we are unable to make our mortgage payment on time, the default process can be filed and a foreclosure proceeding could begin."
June 19, 2009
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Pilgrimage to Chartres
June 19, 2009
Pilgrimage to Chartres
St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.
June 19, 2009
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Role of Religion in Iran Election
June 19, 2009
Role of Religion in Iran Election
Geneive Abdo, Iran analyst at the Century Foundation, says the mass demonstrations challenging Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameni, are unprecedented. "It's believed that he more or less authorized the rigging of this election," says Abdo.
June 19, 2009
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Geneive Abdo: The Religion Factor in Iran’s Political Crisis
June 19, 2009
Geneive Abdo: The Religion Factor in Iran’s Political Crisis
Geneive Abdo, Iran analyst at the Century Foundation, talks about the religious dimensions of Iran's political crisis and the challenges it poses for the Islamic Republic’s cleric-run establishment.
June 19, 2009
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Religion and Hate Crimes
June 12, 2009
Religion and Hate Crimes
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom, an Orthodox synagogue in Washington, participated in an interfaith vigil at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and his congregation's Torah study was dedicated to the memory of the museum security officer who was shot to death.
June 12, 2009
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Rev. Brad Braxton
June 12, 2009
Rev. Brad Braxton
Controversies about money, theology, race, and the new senior minister are dividing one of the most prominent places of worship in the country.
June 12, 2009
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American Jews and Israel
June 12, 2009
American Jews and Israel
"Criticism of Israel indicates engagement with Israel. American Jews should be worried when their children stop criticizing Israel," says Professor Steven Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry on the faculty at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
June 12, 2009
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Muslim Reaction to Obama’s Address
June 5, 2009
Muslim Reaction to Obama’s Address
Tufts University international relations professor Vali Nasr and veteran Middle East correspondent Kate Seelye, now a vice president at the Middle East Institute in Washington, discuss President Obama's speech to the world's Muslims.
June 5, 2009
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Religion and the Courts
May 29, 2009
Religion and the Courts
A religion reporter and a political analyst discuss the president's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.
May 29, 2009
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Mormons and Proposition 8
May 22, 2009
Mormons and Proposition 8

Proposition 8 passed in California mainly because Mormon churches mobilized for it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints withstood blistering criticism from outside the faith. Now, resentments are festering inside the Mormon community.

May 22, 2009
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