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Writing Icons
April 9, 2004
Writing Icons
In the Orthodox Christian tradition, icons are said to be written, not painted. The Orthodox consider making icons more a form of prayer than art, and they believe the iconographer's hand is guided by God.
April 9, 2004
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Fleming Rutledge on Easter
April 9, 2004
Fleming Rutledge on Easter
Kim Lawton sat down with prominent author and Episcopal priest Fleming Rutledge to reflect on the Easter story of crucifixion and resurrection.
April 9, 2004
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Passover Meal
April 2, 2004
Passover Meal
"Every single food on the Passover Seder plate has a dual symbolism," says cookbook author Joan Nathan who explains the meaning behind some of the foods of the Seder.
April 2, 2004
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Spiritual Care for Cancer Patients
April 2, 2004
Spiritual Care for Cancer Patients
For members of the clergy, providing spiritual care for their congregants is a role they are well prepared for. But providing spiritual care to the sick can be a different sort of challenge. In the nation's capital, the Washington Hospital Center offers clergy special training sessions for a special kind of sick person: the patient with cancer.
April 2, 2004
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Timbuktu
March 12, 2004
Timbuktu
Deep in the West African nation of Mali, where the savannah grasslands meet the Sahara, lies Timbuktu. It’s an impoverished town of about 30,000, most of them nomadic traders or subsistence farmers. But Timbuktu is rich in history — long ago, it was a place of high Islamic scholarship, and ...
March 12, 2004
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Same-Sex Marriage
March 5, 2004
Same-Sex Marriage
A 2003 survey indicates that 52 percent of Americans would favor a law that prohibits same-sex marriage. However, two Canadian provinces have now made same-sex marriages legal, and the highest court in Massachusetts may soon rule on the issue.
March 5, 2004
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Who Really Killed Jesus?
February 20, 2004
Who Really Killed Jesus?
mel gibson, the passion of the christ, christianity, jews, jesus, crucifixion
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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