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Jewish Hair Cutting Ceremony
January 27, 2006
Jewish Hair Cutting Ceremony
In some observant Jewish families, a little boy’s first haircut is more than just a haircut. It marks the beginning of not only his formal education but also his obligation to keep the commandments and perform mitzvoth — good deeds.
January 27, 2006
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Martin Luther King Jr. as Pastor
January 13, 2006
Martin Luther King Jr. as Pastor
The role of pastor may be one of the most overlooked sides of Martin Luther King Jr. But it was one of the most important aspects of who he was.
January 13, 2006
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Evangelicals and the Environment
January 13, 2006
Evangelicals and the Environment
According to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, solid majorities of all major American religious groups back stronger measures to protect the environment. Even though some conservative evangelicals are less likely to make environmental protection a priority, evangelical leaders are speaking out about what they see as a biblical obligation to protect all of creation.
January 13, 2006
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B.K.S. Iyengar
January 6, 2006
B.K.S. Iyengar
One of the numerous ways that people in this country try to get fit these days is through the practice of yoga. There are many different forms of this discipline, but the most commonly taught is called Iyengar. It’s named for the Indian guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who teaches that yoga has a deeply ...
January 6, 2006
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Interfaith Holiday Traditions
December 23, 2005
Interfaith Holiday Traditions
When Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah fall on the same day, the growing number of interfaith families who observe both holidays face an unusual challenge. We visited the Miller family in Takoma Park, Maryland, to find out how they're handling this "December dilemma."
December 23, 2005
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Post-Katrina Christmas
December 16, 2005
Post-Katrina Christmas
A new report says this year Americans gave record amounts of private charitable donations. Another report says Americans donated nearly $3 billion to post-hurricane relief efforts. Yet nearly four months after Hurricane Katrina, the magnitude of the destruction is still difficult to comprehend. In ...
December 16, 2005
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Jews in Germany
November 25, 2005
Jews in Germany
In Germany, several of the concrete slabs at Berlin's memorial to the Holocaust were defaced by vandals. In spite of anti-semitic incidents and other difficulties, the number of Jews moving to Germany has been going up dramatically. Also growing are the accompanying efforts to help them recover a ...
November 25, 2005
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Faith and Family in America, Part Four: Religious Responses
November 18, 2005
Faith and Family in America, Part Four: Religious Responses
Part four of a four-part series on faith and family: a growing number of families are not the traditional married mother and father with children — single mothers, cohabiting men and women, gay couples, and the divorced have become more common. How are churches and other religious groups ...
November 18, 2005
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New Orleans Jazz Funeral and Rebirth
November 18, 2005
New Orleans Jazz Funeral and Rebirth
Amid the slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina, Christ Church, the Episcopal Cathedral of New Orleans, turned 200 years old. It honored its birthday and the city with a formal concert and the street music of a jazz funeral — mourning what was lost but confident of rebirth.
November 18, 2005
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Evolution Update: Kansas and Dover
November 11, 2005
Evolution Update: Kansas and Dover
Evolution, the theory that all organisms descended from a common ancestor, is widely accepted as a cornerstone of biology. Kansas will now also permit other ideas, including intelligent design. No designer is mentioned, but critics say intelligent design is disguised creationism, a religious view.
November 11, 2005
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Anglican Communion Network Meeting
November 11, 2005
Anglican Communion Network Meeting
Top Anglican Church leaders from Africa and Asia came to the U.S. this week and issued a joint pledge of support for conservatives in the U.S. Episcopal Church. The international leaders met in Pittsburgh with more than 2,100 Americans who are at odds with the Episcopal Church over the consecration ...
November 11, 2005
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Faith and Family in America, Part Three: African-American Families
November 11, 2005
Faith and Family in America, Part Three: African-American Families
Part three of a four-part series on faith and family: poor black families endure huge problems — high rates of divorce, single parents, and out-of-wedlock births. Why are so many poor African-American families in trouble, and what are their churches doing to help?
November 11, 2005
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