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African-American Jews
January 26, 2007
African-American Jews
Yavilah McCoy is one of several thousand African-American Jews. She has devoted her talent and energy to use Gospel music to try to overcome the prejudice she has experienced from other Jews. To create a better future for her children, Yavilah wants it known that Jews come in a variety of shades and colors.
January 26, 2007
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Georgia Sex Offender Law
January 26, 2007
Georgia Sex Offender Law
In many states around the country there are new, tough laws aimed at sexual predators who have abused children. No one opposes the intent to protect children, but in Georgia its new sex offender law is under attack by civil rights and religious activists who say the law is so broad and so harsh it ...
January 26, 2007
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Home Schooling Movement
January 10, 2007
Home Schooling Movement
By some estimates, the number of children in this country being taught at home is well over a million and may be approaching two million. Yet in some states there is very little or no government oversight of what the kids are learning, which is just the way most home school parents want it.
January 10, 2007
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Prayers and Portraits
January 5, 2007
Prayers and Portraits
The exhibition “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” consists of religious paintings produced under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and spans the 15th and 16th centuries.
January 5, 2007
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The New Atheists
January 5, 2007
The New Atheists
Betty Rollin reports on atheistic authors Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, and other outspoken atheists, including Julia Sweeney and her off-Broadway performance, “Letting Go of God.”
January 5, 2007
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Sunitha Krishnan
January 5, 2007
Sunitha Krishnan
A strong and disturbing story about sex trafficking and the courageous work of one woman in India who is rescuing young children from forced prostitution.
January 5, 2007
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The Hajj
December 29, 2006
The Hajj
This year, almost three million Muslims are making the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It’s considered one of the five fundamental obligations of Islam. An estimated 15,000 Muslims from the U.S. traveled last year, and considerably more were expected this year. Imam Shaker Elsayed of ...
December 29, 2006
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Fair Use of Water
December 15, 2006
Fair Use of Water
There's a battle underway in the state of Nevada over the proper use of water. Las Vegas wants water so it can keep growing. But farmers and ranchers fear Las Vegas's thirst will destroy their livelihood.
December 15, 2006
Scott Neeson
December 1, 2006
Scott Neeson
Scott Neeson is a former movie executive who now runs a school for kids living in the slums around Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
December 1, 2006
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Pope’s Trip to Turkey
December 1, 2006
Pope’s Trip to Turkey
Pope Benedict XVI called his trip to Turkey “a mission of dialogue, brotherhood and reconciliation,” and in his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country, the pope took every opportunity to express his respect for the Islamic faith.
December 1, 2006
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Leith Anderson
November 24, 2006
Leith Anderson
The outspoken president of the National Association of Evangelicals Ted Haggard resigned because of a sex and drug scandal. His interim successor, Rev. Leith Anderson, insists the resignation will have no effect on the health of the NAE, which he describes as a group that is increasingly diverse.
November 24, 2006
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Homeless Hospice
November 24, 2006
Homeless Hospice
If you’re homeless in Washington, D.C. and sick, perhaps close to dying, and you end up in a city shelter, the people who work there might telephone a place called Joseph’s House and ask if they can take you in.
November 24, 2006
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