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Barbara Brown Taylor
March 9, 2007
Barbara Brown Taylor
Barbara Brown Taylor — Episcopal priest, teacher, columnist and author. For years, her books reflected her perspective as a church member and leader. Her new book, LEAVING CHURCH, is about burning out as the priest of a parish she had wanted very much to serve, and then leaving not only the ...
March 9, 2007
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Mountaintop Removal Mining
February 7, 2007
Mountaintop Removal Mining
As religious groups become more and more committed to protecting the environment and more aware of the tradeoffs involved, the pros and cons of conservation are starkly visible in the mountains and hollows of Appalachia. There, coal companies engage not only in deep mining and strip mining, but also in what's called mountaintop removal.
February 7, 2007
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Conservative Jews and Gays
February 2, 2007
Conservative Jews and Gays
The question of whether to ordain gay clergy has challenged and divided many denominations, including Conservative Jews. The Orthodox strongly oppose gay ordination, but reform Jews accept it. Now, the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has recommended that Conservative seminaries should be allowed to admit gays.
February 2, 2007
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African-American Jews
January 26, 2007
African-American Jews
Yavilah McCoy is one of several thousand African-American Jews. She has devoted her talent and energy to use Gospel music to try to overcome the prejudice she has experienced from other Jews. To create a better future for her children, Yavilah wants it known that Jews come in a variety of shades and colors.
January 26, 2007
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Georgia Sex Offender Law
January 26, 2007
Georgia Sex Offender Law
In many states around the country there are new, tough laws aimed at sexual predators who have abused children. No one opposes the intent to protect children, but in Georgia its new sex offender law is under attack by civil rights and religious activists who say the law is so broad and so harsh it ...
January 26, 2007
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Home Schooling Movement
January 10, 2007
Home Schooling Movement
By some estimates, the number of children in this country being taught at home is well over a million and may be approaching two million. Yet in some states there is very little or no government oversight of what the kids are learning, which is just the way most home school parents want it.
January 10, 2007
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Prayers and Portraits
January 5, 2007
Prayers and Portraits
The exhibition “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” consists of religious paintings produced under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and spans the 15th and 16th centuries.
January 5, 2007
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The New Atheists
January 5, 2007
The New Atheists
Betty Rollin reports on atheistic authors Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, and other outspoken atheists, including Julia Sweeney and her off-Broadway performance, “Letting Go of God.”
January 5, 2007
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Sunitha Krishnan
January 5, 2007
Sunitha Krishnan
A strong and disturbing story about sex trafficking and the courageous work of one woman in India who is rescuing young children from forced prostitution.
January 5, 2007
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The Hajj
December 29, 2006
The Hajj
This year, almost three million Muslims are making the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It’s considered one of the five fundamental obligations of Islam. An estimated 15,000 Muslims from the U.S. traveled last year, and considerably more were expected this year. Imam Shaker Elsayed of ...
December 29, 2006
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Fair Use of Water
December 15, 2006
Fair Use of Water
There's a battle underway in the state of Nevada over the proper use of water. Las Vegas wants water so it can keep growing. But farmers and ranchers fear Las Vegas's thirst will destroy their livelihood.
December 15, 2006
Scott Neeson
December 1, 2006
Scott Neeson
Scott Neeson is a former movie executive who now runs a school for kids living in the slums around Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
December 1, 2006
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