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Sister Mary Andrew Matesich
November 12, 2004
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich is a nun, a scientist, a former college president, and now, a cancer patient who learned not only how to accept her disease but how to help others because of it.
November 12, 2004
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Reconciliation in Greensboro
November 5, 2004
Reconciliation in Greensboro
Twenty-five years ago, in Greensboro, North Carolina, there was a shooting that left five people dead and the city polarized. Recently, a group of volunteers formed what they call a Truth and Community Reconciliation Project. The idea is to try to find out what happened that day and to create some ...
November 5, 2004
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Election 2004 Analysis
November 5, 2004
Election 2004 Analysis
The religious vote was decisive in President Bush’s 2004 reelection. R & E discusses the results with professor John Green of the University of Akron, and Joseph Loconte of the Heritage Foundation.
November 5, 2004
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Islamic Art
November 5, 2004
Islamic Art
Due to the Qur’an’s ban on all forms of idolatry, Islamic artists have specialized in beautiful writing, intricate designs, and rich materials and colors.
November 5, 2004
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Election 2004: Values Issues
October 29, 2004
Election 2004: Values Issues
The last of three discussions on the role of religion in the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, R & E discusses values issues, and the increased prominence of religion in the late days of the race.
October 29, 2004
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Ramadan Fasting
October 29, 2004
Ramadan Fasting
As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan until mid-November, we wondered what it is like to fast during daylight hours for a month -- eating and drinking nothing, not even water. We spent a day with Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington and also the leader of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland.
October 29, 2004
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Hispanic Voters 2004
October 29, 2004
Hispanic Voters 2004
Analysts agree Latinos will play a key role in the 2004 presidential election. In 2003, Latinos surpassed African Americans as the nation’s largest minority group. It’s a community that is still developing politically, and religion is an important part of that development.
October 29, 2004
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October 15, 2004: Muslim Voters
October 15, 2004
October 15, 2004: Muslim Voters
We continue our special series on religious voting blocs. This week, Muslim voters. In recent years, Muslims have been trying to organize into a political body that can influence elections. But they’ve faced significant challenges, particularly since 9/11.
October 15, 2004
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Yoga
October 15, 2004
Yoga
The yoga tradition goes back thousands of years, to ancient Indian philosophy and the Hindu religion. In this country, many Americans find the beginning exercises of yoga good ways to reduce stress. But lifelong practitioners also find it very much a spiritual discipline, using the most severe ...
October 15, 2004
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Election 2004: Domestic Issues
October 15, 2004
Election 2004: Domestic Issues
The second of three discussions on the moral principles underlying the major issues of the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, R & E discusses surprisingly in-depth comments made by the candidates during a debate about what role faith plays in their policymaking.
October 15, 2004
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Muslim Converts
October 8, 2004
Muslim Converts
The number of Muslims in the U.S. is variously estimated at between two and six million — or more. About half are immigrants, and most of the rest, African Americans. We have a profile today of two Caucasian converts who were attracted to Islam when they were living abroad.
October 8, 2004
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Catholic Voters
October 8, 2004
Catholic Voters
With religion a significant factor in how people vote, we begin this week a three-part series on religious voting blocs. Today, one of the most important of those blocs: Catholic voters. Once loyal to the Democratic Party, Catholics are now as divided as the rest of the nation.
October 8, 2004
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