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Faith and Family in America, Part One: Beliefs and Behavior
October 28, 2005
Faith and Family in America, Part One: Beliefs and Behavior
Part one of a four-part series on faith and family: a poll commissioned by RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY shows that Americans both idealize the traditional family, and at the same time are more and more accepting of families that are nontraditional.
October 28, 2005
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Religion and Suicide
October 21, 2005
Religion and Suicide
Historically, in most religious traditions, suicide has been considered a sin. In light of this, many survivors have felt religiously stranded. How can their faith help them heal when that same faith may fault their loved one for the act of suicide?
October 21, 2005
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Faith and Family in America Survey Discussion
October 21, 2005
Faith and Family in America Survey Discussion
The numbers on how family structures have changed are dramatic. Counting parents with children at home, as recently as 1970, traditional families -- mother and father with children under 18 -- made up 40 percent of all households. But by 2000, that had fallen to just a quarter of all households.
October 21, 2005
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Ramadan
October 14, 2005
Ramadan
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. "Fasting, for me, is a constant prayer that you're engaged in throughout the day. For 12 hours or more, you're praying," says Zuleqa Husain, a young American Muslim.
October 14, 2005
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Jewish Renewal
September 30, 2005
Jewish Renewal
A growing movement within American Judaism that recalls the tendency in most faiths for worshippers over the years to move back and forth between the head and the heart -- theology and doctrine on one side, spiritual fervor on the other.
September 30, 2005
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Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
September 9, 2005
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
For members of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was totally demolished on 9/11, this anniversary serves as a reminder of how long it's taking to rebuild.
September 9, 2005
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Katrina Aftermath
September 9, 2005
Katrina Aftermath
The fate of St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans is uncertain. Its pastor was evacuated to Baton Rouge, while members of the church have spread across the nation. Amy Butler, the church’s former associate pastor, is trying to minister to members online from Washington, D.C. Also, ...
September 9, 2005
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Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Update
September 9, 2005
Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Update
Although authorities have mostly focused on evactuating New Orleans residents, there were also a few people who had fled the city who were allowed back in. One of them was the Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana, Charles Jenkins, and correspondent Deborah Potter went with him.
September 9, 2005
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Hurricane Katrina Faith-Based Relief Efforts
September 2, 2005
Hurricane Katrina Faith-Based Relief Efforts
As the Gulf Coast reels from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the federal government tries to speed up its much-criticized response to the crisis, especially in New Orleans, religious groups are playing a key role in emergency relief efforts.
September 2, 2005
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Right to Live
August 26, 2005
Right to Live
Terminally ill patients exercise their "right to die" when they want their suffering to end, but what about those who want to live? A British court ruled that a doctor can decide when to terminate a patient's life. Leslie Burke suffers from cerebral ataxia and will eventually lose his ability to ...
August 26, 2005
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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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