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Mary Gordon
February 29, 2008
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon is a novelist, essayist, and English professor at Barnard College in New York whose new book is called CIRCLING MY MOTHER. It's a memoir of Gordon's late mother and of the Catholic Church in which she was raised. Gordon is an outspoken critic of the church as an institution. At the same ...
February 29, 2008
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Bangladesh Relief
February 15, 2008
Bangladesh Relief
People in Bangladesh are struggling to recover from a devastating cyclone, a not unusual tragedy in that part of the world, and this time global warming threatens to flood much of the country. As the land begins to disappear, climate refugees, as they are called, are learning to farm differently and ...
February 15, 2008
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Tallit Making
February 8, 2008
Tallit Making
Jewish prayer shawls are called tallit. The elaborately braided fringes, the tzitzit, on the four corners of the shawls, represent God's 613 commandments to the Jews. We discovered a synagogue with a class in which boys and girls preparing for their coming of age ceremonies, bar mitzvahs and bat ...
February 8, 2008
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Young Nuns
February 8, 2008
Young Nuns
The Vatican reported this week that the number of Catholics in religious orders around the world continued to decline. But there are a few places where the reverse is true. Betty Rollin found a Dominican teaching order in Nashville fairly bursting with dedicated young nuns.
February 8, 2008
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Rick Weiss on Stem Cell Research
January 25, 2008
Rick Weiss on Stem Cell Research
Washington Post science writer Rick Weiss discusses the practical and ethical questions raised by recent embryonic stem cell research, including efforts in Britain to clone human embryos using eggs from other species.
January 25, 2008
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Bioethics Update
January 25, 2008
Bioethics Update
A series of significant developments have emerged in recent weeks in the field of stem cell science. Each adds exciting prospects for treating disease; each adds vexing complexity. With us to help understand the science and the issues: Rick Weiss, science writer for The Washington Post.
January 25, 2008
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The 5 Browns
January 25, 2008
The 5 Browns
The sound they create is inspired: lush, dramatic, intensely personal. But for The 5 Browns, playing Gershwin or anyone else is more than an exercise in making music. It is their keyboard testimonial.
January 25, 2008
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Abraham Joshua Heschel
January 18, 2008
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Heschel is widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the last century -- a rabbi, theologian, social activist and mystic admired by Christians as well as Jews.
January 18, 2008
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U.S. Hispanic Catholics
January 11, 2008
U.S. Hispanic Catholics
The number of Hispanics in the U.S. Catholic Church is growing rapidly. Their devotional practices and fervent style of worship are giving the church a different look, and some observers expect Hispanics to make up half the U.S. church over the next few years.
January 11, 2008
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Dr. Ben Carson
January 11, 2008
Dr. Ben Carson
Ben Carson knows a lot about risk. As one of the leading pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, Carson makes life and death decisions nearly every day.
January 11, 2008
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Mandeans
January 4, 2008
Mandeans
Mandeans share some rituals, symbols, and variations of stories found in Jewish and Christian scriptures but their belief system sets them fundamentally apart.
January 4, 2008
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Look Ahead to 2008
December 28, 2007
Look Ahead to 2008
As 2007 comes to a close, we convened a panel of journalists to discuss what we can anticipate in religion news for the year ahead. Bob Abernethy sat down with our guests. "We take our annual look ahead today at the stories we think will be worth watching for in 2008."
December 28, 2007
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