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Justice Scalia on the Death Penalty
February 1, 2002
Justice Scalia on the Death Penalty
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is generating controversy on another issue. Scalia criticized the Roman Catholic Church's stand against the death penalty. At a forum on religion and the death penalty, Scalia said he does not agree with the Church's position on capital punishment.
February 1, 2002
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The Legacy of Howard Thurman: Mystic and Theologian
January 18, 2002
The Legacy of Howard Thurman: Mystic and Theologian
Howard Thurman had a profound spiritual impact on civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet for much of the last half century, Thurman's contributions have often been overlooked. Now, more than 20 years after his death in 1981, Howard Thurman is finding a new audience.
January 18, 2002
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Drug Testing on Children
January 18, 2002
Drug Testing on Children
"There are a lot of medicines out there that have never been tested on children so it leaves the doctors high and dry in a legal quagmire, using them without FDA approval because they have evidence above 12, above 18, but not for younger children," says pediatrician and researcher Dr. Richard ...
January 18, 2002
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Right Not to Be Born
January 18, 2002
Right Not to Be Born
In France, the government has stepped into a furor over whether there is or should be a right not to be born. The highest court implied there should be, but the National Assembly said no. The issue came to a head when the court awarded money on behalf of a handicapped child, saying that he could ...
January 18, 2002
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AIDS and the African American Church
January 11, 2002
AIDS and the African American Church
Should a pastor offer people any counseling on sex other than to maintain abstinence outside of marriage? Does saying anything about safe sex seem to condone behavior the Bible forbids? It's a real issue in the deep South, especially in black churches, and especially regarding women.
January 11, 2002
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Nativity Scene Tradition
December 21, 2001
Nativity Scene Tradition
All over the world and in almost every culture, the tradition of displaying scenes from the birth of Jesus has become a cherished part of the holiday season. There is even a group dedicated to keeping this Christmas tradition alive.
December 21, 2001
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Hanukkah
December 7, 2001
Hanukkah
Hanukkah is a holiday of freedom, recalling the successful Jewish revolt against the Syrians who had conquered and occupied Jerusalem. We heard the story at the home of Rabbi Bentzion Geisinsky, in Potomac, Maryland.
December 7, 2001
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Diwali
November 9, 2001
Diwali
This week, Hindus are celebrating the festival of Diwali, which means "row of light." Menaka Kannan, who participated in a colorful celebration of Diwali in Landover, Maryland, describes the origins and customs of the Diwali holiday.
November 9, 2001
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Religion and the Brain
November 9, 2001
Religion and the Brain
When a person has a religious experience, what happens within the brain? What kind of changes take place? In one experiment, brain scans examine the parts of the brain that are activated during prayer. In another, mystical and religious experiences are simulated by using bursts of electrical ...
November 9, 2001
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Afghanistan’s Refugees
October 26, 2001
Afghanistan’s Refugees
There have been many estimates around the world about the desperation of people in Afghanistan. The country has suffered years of war and years of drought, and many advocate that this is the poorest country in the world. Before the current situation, Afghans were in tragic circumstances. Now, some of the people are starving and many are relocating to other areas in search of a better life.
October 26, 2001
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New York State of Mind
October 19, 2001
New York State of Mind
More than five weeks later, America remains deeply shaken by the events of September 11th, no more so than in New York. Correspondent Betty Rollin spoke with four religious New Yorkers of different faiths to see how they were affected.
October 19, 2001
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Civil Liberties
October 12, 2001
Civil Liberties
As Congress worked on the antiterrorism bill, proponents argued that the FBI and police need new tools to keep up with modern technology, while others expressed concern about violating privacy and other rights. Lucky Severson reports on the new search for the right balance between national security ...
October 12, 2001
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