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African-American Spirituals
August 26, 2005
African-American Spirituals
"The ancestors passed these songs to us. These are songs that are gifts to us today. So even though these songs were created 150 years ago, we can still use them today," says Dr. Arthur Jones, a psychologist at the University of Denver.
August 26, 2005
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Black Churches and Darfur Activism
August 19, 2005
Black Churches and Darfur Activism
"We know that we are rooted in Africa, but our sensibilities, our cultural and moral sensibilities, tend not to drive us to appeal for their liberation the same way that we have been driven to appeal for our own," says Rev. Sean McMillan.
August 19, 2005
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Zen Convert
July 29, 2005
Zen Convert
Every year in New York's Central Park, the Buddhist magazine TRICYCLE sponsors a demonstration of Buddhist practices called "Change Your Mind Day."
July 29, 2005
The Emerging Church, Part Two
July 15, 2005
The Emerging Church, Part Two
The emerging church movement seeks to apply the Christian message in a contemporary, postmodern culture and is developing new ideas about worship, theology, and mission. Brian McLaren’s provocative writings have become a manifesto of sorts for many in the emergent conversation. But he’s ...
July 15, 2005
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Brain Gain
July 15, 2005
Brain Gain
Drug makers and neuroscientists are enhancing what human brains can do, but what are the implications of these developments? For instance, what if brain researchers someday learn to find out what a patient is thinking? Or to predict a disabling disease? Or, right now, what about so-called ...
July 15, 2005
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Transcendental Meditation
July 8, 2005
Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation was widely popular 40 years ago: a technique for relaxation and awareness using certain sounds and ways of breathing, 20 minutes, twice a day. Now, it is flourishing in Fairfield, Iowa, the home of what is now the Maharishi University of Management.
July 8, 2005
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Journalistic Ethics
July 8, 2005
Journalistic Ethics
Judith Miller, a reporter for THE NEW YORK TIMES, went to jail rather than reveal to a federal grand jury the names of sources she had promised to keep confidential. Bob Abernethy discusses the moral arguments of that case with Deborah Potter, a former network news correspondent who now teaches ...
July 8, 2005
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The Emerging Church, Part One
July 8, 2005
The Emerging Church, Part One
The emerging church movement began several years ago as a conversation among evangelical Gen-X leaders who were alarmed at church dropout rates among 20s and 30s. They formed a loose network named Emergent to discuss what it means in today’s world to follow Jesus and to reach out to others.
July 8, 2005
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Billy Graham’s New York Crusade
June 24, 2005
Billy Graham’s New York Crusade
Billy Graham is preparing for what he says will be his last U.S. crusade at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York City.
June 24, 2005
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William Martin on Billy Graham
June 24, 2005
William Martin on Billy Graham
Biographer William Martin talks about the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham.
June 24, 2005
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Wendy Zoba on Billy Graham
June 24, 2005
Wendy Zoba on Billy Graham
Journalist and author Wendy Murray Zoba discusses the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham.
June 24, 2005
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Refusal to Treat
June 3, 2005
Refusal to Treat
Forty-six states have what are known as "conscience clauses" that allow health care workers the right to refuse to perform abortions. What concerns many women and men is that several states are now debating legislation that would expand these clauses to include not only abortion but emergency ...
June 3, 2005
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