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Who Really Killed Jesus?
February 20, 2004
Who Really Killed Jesus?
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February 20, 2004
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Jewish Burial Practices
February 6, 2004
Jewish Burial Practices
The Jewish tradition of tahara, the washing and purifying of a dead body, is considered one of the greatest of all good deeds — mitzvot. Those who perform taharas are volunteer members of the burial society, chevra kadisha. Women attend to deceased women, men to men.
February 6, 2004
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Biblical Archaeology
February 6, 2004
Biblical Archaeology
Do ancient ruins in Israel support or contradict the Bible’s depiction of King David and King Solomon? Archaeologists debate the matter as digging proceeds at Megiddo, where scholars are unearthing and dating the remains of cities, altars, and battlefields at one of civilization’s most ...
February 6, 2004
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Inner City Churches on the Move
February 6, 2004
Inner City Churches on the Move
A growing black middle class and the lack of available land in cities are luring some African-American congregations to the suburbs, depriving their old neighborhoods of the ministries that had served them.
February 6, 2004
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Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 23, 2004
Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Dr. King liked jazz," says Rev. Michael Haynes of Twelfth Baptist Church in Boston, "I think music is just a wonderful opportunity to bring humans together. And what it did in the civil rights movement - it was the means through which they got inspiration and challenge." Rev. Haynes invited his ...
January 23, 2004
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John Lewis
January 16, 2004
John Lewis
As one of the surviving leaders of the civil rights movement, Lewis wants to make sure the role of faith in changing the nation is never forgotten.
January 16, 2004
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Children of Gays
January 16, 2004
Children of Gays
The pros and cons of gay marriage are frequent topics of discussion and conflict. The topics are especially sensitive when it comes to same sex couples having children. According to the Census Bureau, of the country's nearly half a million same-sex couples, nearly a quarter -- 28 percent -- are raising children.
January 16, 2004
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Christmas Traditions
December 19, 2003
Christmas Traditions
Many of the best known Christmas traditions were actually adapted from pagan practices and given new Christian meanings.
December 19, 2003
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Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts
December 12, 2003
Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts
In response to multiple attacks on foreigners, the UN, the Red Cross, Oxfam, and Care International have pulled their staffs out of Iraq. Yet other humanitarian aid workers remain, risking their lives to help the needy. Their work is difficult, not only because of the violence, but because many Iraqis are suspicious of them, wondering whether aid workers are really occupiers.
December 12, 2003
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Gay Marriage and Homosexuality
November 21, 2003
Gay Marriage and Homosexuality
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that under their constitution, same-sex couples are legally able to marry. Opponents of gay marriage want an amendment to the constitution defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. Correspondent Kim Lawton explored the implications of the ruling with Scott Keeter, associate director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
November 21, 2003
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Mary Magdalene
November 21, 2003
Mary Magdalene
There's a movement under way among many Catholic women and women scholars to revise the reputation of Mary Magdalene. For centuries, she was reviled as a prostitute. But now, with the discovery of ancient text, several recent movies and novels are portraying her as an important figure in early ...
November 21, 2003
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Illegal Immigration
November 14, 2003
Illegal Immigration
There are more than eight million illegal immigrants in this country. And while there is a lot of discussion about controlling U.S. borders and enforcing the laws, there are also those who say these immigrants are often exploited, and denied basic rights. Are they a drain on the economy -- or poor people deserving compassion?
November 14, 2003
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