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Muslim Comedian
September 15, 2006
Muslim Comedian
American Muslims have developed a variety of strategies to combat ignorance and prejudice against their community, from grassroots political pressure to high-profile media campaigns. But Azhar Usman has chosen a more unorthodox route — stand-up comedy.
September 15, 2006
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Rabbi Alan Lew
September 15, 2006
Rabbi Alan Lew
In northern California, Rabbi Alan Lew encourages Jews to borrow from the Buddhist tradition of meditation to enhance their practice during the High Holidays and all year round. Says Lew, “what really makes Jewish prayer powerful is something inexpressible, and meditation really sensitizes you ...
September 15, 2006
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Keiskamma Altarpiece
September 15, 2006
Keiskamma Altarpiece
Like many places across the African continent, the tiny fishing village of Hamburg in South Africa has been devastated by HIV/AIDS. Carol Hofmeyr is the doctor who treated many of the villagers there. She enlisted the women of Hamburg to create a massive altarpiece as a symbol of hope and ...
September 15, 2006
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9/11 Five Year Anniversary
September 8, 2006
9/11 Five Year Anniversary
Thousands of people every week are still visiting the site where the World Trade Center once stood. But five years since 9/11, Lucky Severson says, there's still so much traffic and construction and so much controversy about how to rebuild that it's hard to feel Ground Zero as sacred space.
September 8, 2006
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American Muslims Five Years Later
September 8, 2006
American Muslims Five Years Later
After the attack by Islamic radicals five years ago, American Muslims feared violent reprisals against them. Those did not happen, but today many Muslims in this country say they still feel that their neighbors don't trust them and that their government threatens them.
September 8, 2006
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Rick and Kay Warren
September 1, 2006
Rick and Kay Warren
International humanitarian crises have inspired high profile evangelical leader Rick Warren to launch a wide-ranging new global initiative. Warren is pastor of Saddleback Church, a megachurch in Southern California. But he's best known for his mega-selling book, THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE. Warren and his wife Kay are donating most of their earnings to help heal some of the world's worst ills.
September 1, 2006
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Katrina One-Year Anniversary
August 25, 2006
Katrina One-Year Anniversary
In New Orleans, officials estimate that as of summer 2006, the population is only about 45 percent of what it was before Hurricane Katrina. Many survivors still face overwhelming needs, and faith-based groups continue to play a central role in trying to meet them.
August 25, 2006
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Sperm Donor Ethics
August 25, 2006
Sperm Donor Ethics
According to the fertility industry, 30,000 babies are born each year to women who have been provided with donor sperm. Most donors prefer to remain anonymous, but what happens when a child asks, “Who is my father?”
August 25, 2006
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Reverend Gardner C. Taylor
August 18, 2006
Reverend Gardner C. Taylor
One of Martin Luther King Jr's friends and preaching mentors was another prominent minister, Rev Gardner Taylor, who at 88 years old is still mentoring new generations of pastors.
August 18, 2006
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The IRS and Church Tax Exemptions
August 18, 2006
The IRS and Church Tax Exemptions
The debate over religion and politicking has pitted clergy against clergy in the key battleground state of Ohio. In a highly unusual move, over 60 members of the clergy of a variety of Christian and Jewish denominations filed a complaint with the IRS accusing Pastor Russell Johnson and another ...
August 18, 2006
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Dr. Francis Collins
July 21, 2006
Dr. Francis Collins
The debate between some scientists and some religionists over creation, evolution and, among other issues, stem cell research continues. Dr. Francis Collins, who led the massive effort to discover the human genetic code, sees no conflict between the fields. From the National Institutes of Health, Collins led an international team that deciphered most of the human genetic code by the year 2000.
July 21, 2006
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Spiritual Chanting
July 21, 2006
Spiritual Chanting
The ancient Hindu practice of kirtan is a call-and-response form of meditation and spiritual chanting that is gaining popularity in the United States.
July 21, 2006
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