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Debating Religious Belief
October 19, 2007
Debating Religious Belief
Read and watch excerpts from a debate last week at Georgetown University in Washington. The believer was Oxford University professor of historical theology, Alister McGrath, a Christian. The atheist was journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who condemns religious belief as dangerous and ...
October 19, 2007
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Scriptural Reasoning
October 12, 2007
Scriptural Reasoning
Ever since 9/11, all over the U.S. Christians and Jews have tried to better understand Muslims, searching for common ground in spite of theological differences. But some scholars now favor a kind of interfaith dialogue that emphasizes neither common ground nor differences, but the study of each ...
October 12, 2007
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Evangelical Indecision
October 12, 2007
Evangelical Indecision
As the race for the White House moves forward, religion is playing a prominent role in the campaign. This week, we look at indecision among evangelical voters about which presidential candidate to support in 2008.
October 12, 2007
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Explaining Islam
October 5, 2007
Explaining Islam
At St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Benedictine monks and nuns gathered to hear Dr. Ingrid Mattson share her Muslim faith.
October 5, 2007
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Fugitive Surrender
October 5, 2007
Fugitive Surrender
In Memphis, fugitives are turning themselves in at local churches as part of a two-year old Justice Department program called Fugitive Safe Surrender.
October 5, 2007
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Fugitive Surrender
October 5, 2007
Fugitive Surrender
We have a report today on a new program organized by the Justice Department to encourage offenders to turn themselves in. It works, and it's done in churches, as Lucky Severson reports.
October 5, 2007
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Religious Investing
October 5, 2007
Religious Investing
For the millions of American stockholders, among them many faith groups, there is conventional investing—trying to get the highest return on your money—and there is so-called socially responsible investing—trying to do well and also do good.
October 5, 2007
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U.S. Episcopal Church: What Now?
September 28, 2007
U.S. Episcopal Church: What Now?
the Episcopal Church divisions over homosexuality and the interpretation of Scripture. This week the U.S. Episcopal bishops went as far as they said they could to comply with the demand from the worldwide Anglican Communion that the U.S. church clarify its policies on gay issues.
September 28, 2007
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Buddhist Monks March in Myanmar
September 28, 2007
Buddhist Monks March in Myanmar
In Myanmar in Southeast Asia, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks have been marching against the military government and where the regime has harshly cracked down.
September 28, 2007
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Clemency for Prisoners
September 28, 2007
Clemency for Prisoners
In public life, separation of church and state is widely approved, but what about separation of religious beliefs from official acts? Should a public official be guided by his or her faith? Granting clemency is a form of mercy or forgiveness, and governors can see it in very different ways.
September 28, 2007
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Pat Nolan
September 21, 2007
Pat Nolan
A story about a former state legislator who believed the answer to crime was more and more prisons -- until he got locked up himself. Now he's leading a faith-based program for prisoner rehabilitation, and he says it works.
September 21, 2007
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U.S. Episcopal Bishops’ Meeting in New Orleans
September 21, 2007
U.S. Episcopal Bishops’ Meeting in New Orleans
Another deadline looms for the U.S. Episcopal Church. Episcopal bishops are meeting in New Orleans until Tuesday (September 25), and a key item on their agenda is an ultimatum on gay issues from leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
September 21, 2007
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