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Interview: Marilynne Robinson
March 18, 2005
Interview: Marilynne Robinson
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly editor Missy Daniel interviews author Marilynne Robinson about her novel GILEAD.
March 18, 2005
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Juvenile Death Penalty Update
March 4, 2005
Juvenile Death Penalty Update
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that executing people for crimes they committed before the age of 18 is unconstitutional. The case that brought the issue to the Supreme Court involved a young Missouri man named Chris Simmons.
March 4, 2005
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Tibetan New Year
February 18, 2005
Tibetan New Year
Tibetan Buddhists celebrated their New Year, called Losar, with traditional services of prayer and purification, sending positive energy into the world, they hope, to help bring about peace.
February 18, 2005
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Religious Dating Online
February 11, 2005
Religious Dating Online
Today, there are about 800 Internet dating sites, among them those catering specifically to men and women of many religious faiths. All you need to do to find that special someone is log on.
February 11, 2005
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Abstinence-Only Sex Education
February 4, 2005
Abstinence-Only Sex Education
One of the most difficult questions facing many communities is how the public schools should educate children about sex. Some want a comprehensive approach that recommends abstinence but also covers birth control and disease prevention. Others, especially religious conservatives, want abstinence ...
February 4, 2005
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Religion and the Second Term
February 4, 2005
Religion and the Second Term
Across the political and theological spectrums, religious conservatives, moderates, and liberals all have their own hopes for President Bush’s second term. Some conservatives say it’s payback time for their support in the election. Others say, “Don’t forget the poor.”
February 4, 2005
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NEW YORKER Cartoonist Matt Diffee
February 2, 2005
NEW YORKER Cartoonist Matt Diffee
Matt Diffee is a NEW YORKER cartoonist making people laugh in spite of a lot of competition and rejection.
February 2, 2005
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Iraq Elections
January 28, 2005
Iraq Elections
As Iraqis get ready to elect a new parliament and write a new constitution, we discuss the role of religion in Iraq with Fawaz Gerges, a professor of international affairs and Middle Eastern studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
January 28, 2005
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India’s Zoroastrians
December 24, 2004
India’s Zoroastrians
Estimates vary widely, but some claim that as few as 115,000 Zoroastrians remain—a few in Europe, North America and Iran, but the vast majority are in India, where they are called Parsis.
December 24, 2004
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Bishop Frank Griswold
November 26, 2004
Bishop Frank Griswold
As presiding bishop, Frank Griswold is lead pastor and chief administrator of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church USA. It's a prestigious job, and these days, he admits, a challenging one.
November 26, 2004
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Harold Kushner
November 26, 2004
Harold Kushner
Rabbi Harold Kushner is well-known for his 1981 book WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. Recently, Rabbi Kushner wrote a meditation on the 23rd Psalm called THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. Rabbi Kushner affirms that the 23rd Psalm answers the question, how do you live in a dangerous and unpredictable world?
November 26, 2004
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Sister Mary Andrew Matesich
November 12, 2004
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich is a nun, a scientist, a former college president, and now, a cancer patient who learned not only how to accept her disease but how to help others because of it.
November 12, 2004
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