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DNA Testing and Crime
May 28, 2004
DNA Testing and Crime
The arsenal of technology being used to fight crime has grown dramatically. One of the most powerful weapons is DNA evidence, which law enforcement officials can use to solve crimes that are years old. As DNA testing becomes more widespread, serious ethical questions are being raised about how it's used, and whether it violates civil rights. Lucky Severson reports.
May 28, 2004
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Trembling Before G-d
May 21, 2004
Trembling Before G-d
We have a story about a gay Orthodox Jew struggling with that seemingly impossible choice between sexual orientation and religion. It's one of several such stories in a documentary feature film released three years ago and directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski. The title of the film is TREMBLING BEFORE ...
May 21, 2004
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Prolonging Life
May 21, 2004
Prolonging Life

There is a moral issue that is facing and dividing many families: what to do when someone you love is in what doctors call a persistent vegetative state. Is it best to withdraw the feeding tube, despite the objections of … More

May 21, 2004
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Catholic Politicians
May 14, 2004
Catholic Politicians
The debate over abortion and Catholic politicians affects all Catholic public officials who are pro-choice. Catholic politicians, both past and present, often face many challenges when it comes to questions of faith and politics.
May 14, 2004
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Evangelicals and Evangelism
May 7, 2004
Evangelicals and Evangelism
Part four of a four-part series: evangelicals on their common commitment to spreading their faith. Tens of thousands do so through traditional career missionary efforts overseas, but the vast majority of evangelicals say they do it in their everyday lives.
May 7, 2004
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United Methodist Church Update
May 7, 2004
United Methodist Church Update
U.S. mainline denominations are all deeply divided on gay issues. In 2003, the U.S. Episcopal Church consecrated an openly gay bishop. But the United Methodists have stood firm in their opposition to homosexuality. In a series of votes, United Methodist delegates reaffirmed their church’s ...
May 7, 2004
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Evangelicals and Culture
April 30, 2004
Evangelicals and Culture
Part three of a four-part series: American evangelicals’ relationship with popular culture. In our national survey, conducted with U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, nearly three quarters of white evangelicals said the media are hostile to their values. Yet they have also created their own widely popular ...
April 30, 2004
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Shambhala Meditation
April 30, 2004
Shambhala Meditation
Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be ...
April 30, 2004
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Minnesota Religious Diversity
April 27, 2004
Minnesota Religious Diversity
Immigrants have been pouring into the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minnesota is now home to many Muslims, East African Somalis, Indian Hindus and Laotian Hmong -- all of whom are trying to find a balance between their cultural traditions and U.S. customs.
April 27, 2004
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Faith and Politics
April 23, 2004
Faith and Politics
Listen to perspectives about the president’s sense of mission from Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, and Robert Franklin, professor of social ethics at Emory University in Atlanta.
April 23, 2004
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Evangelicals and Politics
April 23, 2004
Evangelicals and Politics
Part two of a four-part series: the politics of America’s evangelicals. An overwhelming number of all white evangelicals, 70 percent, are Republican or lean toward the political right. But not all evangelicals share the same views.
April 23, 2004
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America’s Evangelicals — Survey Analysis
April 16, 2004
America’s Evangelicals — Survey Analysis
Watch Anna Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and John Green of the University of Akron discuss the results of a survey on America’s evangelicals conducted in conjunction with RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY.
April 16, 2004
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