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Children’s Shofar Factory
September 7, 2007
Children’s Shofar Factory
Around the world, there are hundreds of classes to which children come to learn how shofars are made. We joined a group in Brooklyn, New York at a class called the Shofar Factory.
September 7, 2007
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Circuit Preacher David Brown
August 31, 2007
Circuit Preacher David Brown
Pastor David Brown is a circuit preacher. Once called called circuit riders, these preachers went from town to town in 19th-century America to spread the Gospel. They've gone from horseback to car, but they're still around. No one knows just how many there are, but they serve the same purpose they ...
August 31, 2007
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Santa Fe Artists Retreat
August 24, 2007
Santa Fe Artists Retreat
Artists have started to practice their spirituality outside the studio, outside the gallery. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, individuals attend a retreat that is intended to bring back what one organizer calls "the intimate relationship between art and faith."
August 24, 2007
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Prosperity Gospel
August 17, 2007
Prosperity Gospel
An interpretation of Jesus' teachings that emphasizes wealth and prosperity seems to be spreading fast, especially in many African-American churches. But critics are calling the "prosperity gospel" a distortion of authentic Christian faith.
August 17, 2007
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Genetic Enhancement
August 17, 2007
Genetic Enhancement
Parents want to give their children every advantage in life and they also want do whatever possible to make their children healthy. But what about going beyond opportunities and health to genetic enhancement? Science is opening that door in a big way, and many ethicists debate where the line between ...
August 17, 2007
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South Korean Missionaries
August 10, 2007
South Korean Missionaries
In reaction to the kidnapping of South Korean church members, Christian groups there are scaling back operations in dangerous parts of the world. It's a significant decision considering South Korean churches send out about 17,000 members on missions each year. As a result, there has been a phenomenal growth and political activism of Christianity in South Korea.
August 10, 2007
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Religion and the Simpsons
July 27, 2007
Religion and the Simpsons
"The Simpsons is not a show about religion, but it’s about a family in which religion plays a part, and in that sense it’s really reflective of what most Americans do and feel about religion," says Mark Pinsky, author of "The Gospel According to The Simpsons."
July 27, 2007
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Exonerated Prisoners
July 27, 2007
Exonerated Prisoners
There are more than two million people serving hard time in America's state and federal prisons. However, this number includes those who are wrongfully convicted and sent to prison for crimes they did not commit. When, and if, they are found to be innocent, they often don't receive adequate ...
July 27, 2007
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Missionary Doctor Mark Jacobson
July 20, 2007
Missionary Doctor Mark Jacobson
For many physicians, there's uncertainty about when or whether they should pray with their patients, but Mark Jacobson says it would be malpractice not to. Dr. Jacobson is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and he's been treating Africans in Tanzania for 22 years.
July 20, 2007
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Green House Nursing Homes
July 20, 2007
Green House Nursing Homes
There's a hopeful new development on the nursing home scene. Investors, among them faith-based groups, are building and staffing small cottages in which those needing long-term care can get personal attention and find a degree of independence that's not possible in most larger institutions. Bob Faw of NBC News has our report.
July 20, 2007
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Buddhist Ash Interment
July 20, 2007
Buddhist Ash Interment
A segment about the Chinese Buddhist tradition of honoring deceased family members at the place where their ashes are interred. Harry Leong of New York City was our guide as he and his mother remembered his late father at the Chuang Yen monastery in Carmel, New York.
July 20, 2007
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God Not Guns
July 13, 2007
God Not Guns
Few issues touch a raw nerve in American politics like gun control. But often the issue is not far below the surface in worship communities, particularly those frequently hit by gun violence.
July 13, 2007
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