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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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Faith and Family in America, Part Two: Religion and Parenting
November 4, 2005
Faith and Family in America, Part Two: Religion and Parenting
Part two of a four-part series on faith and family: three quarters of all Americans say they believe it’s likely their children will grow up to be of the same religious faith as their parents, but more than half say they worry about that.
November 4, 2005
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Supreme Court and Brazilian Religious Rituals
November 4, 2005
Supreme Court and Brazilian Religious Rituals
As the U.S. Senate prepared for hearings on President George W. Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, the court heard arguments on a major religious freedom case. At issue is whether the União do Vegetal Church should be able to import a hallucinogenic tea it ...
November 4, 2005
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Faith and Family in America, Part One: Beliefs and Behavior
October 28, 2005
Faith and Family in America, Part One: Beliefs and Behavior
Part one of a four-part series on faith and family: a poll commissioned by RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY shows that Americans both idealize the traditional family, and at the same time are more and more accepting of families that are nontraditional.
October 28, 2005
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Religion and Suicide
October 21, 2005
Religion and Suicide
Historically, in most religious traditions, suicide has been considered a sin. In light of this, many survivors have felt religiously stranded. How can their faith help them heal when that same faith may fault their loved one for the act of suicide?
October 21, 2005
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Faith and Family in America Survey Discussion
October 21, 2005
Faith and Family in America Survey Discussion
The numbers on how family structures have changed are dramatic. Counting parents with children at home, as recently as 1970, traditional families -- mother and father with children under 18 -- made up 40 percent of all households. But by 2000, that had fallen to just a quarter of all households.
October 21, 2005
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Ramadan
October 14, 2005
Ramadan
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. "Fasting, for me, is a constant prayer that you're engaged in throughout the day. For 12 hours or more, you're praying," says Zuleqa Husain, a young American Muslim.
October 14, 2005
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Jewish Renewal
September 30, 2005
Jewish Renewal
A growing movement within American Judaism that recalls the tendency in most faiths for worshippers over the years to move back and forth between the head and the heart -- theology and doctrine on one side, spiritual fervor on the other.
September 30, 2005
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