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Maryland’s Death Penalty
May 9, 2003
Maryland’s Death Penalty

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: As the U.S. continues to debate the rightness or wrongness of capital punishment, we look at two aspects of the issue. Next week, Huntsville, Texas — where the state prison system carries out more executions than any … More

May 9, 2003
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Misericordia
May 9, 2003
Misericordia
"We can provide opportunities that no isolated house could ever provide. They have art, they have music, they have swimming, they have a health club. They have all kinds of activities. And that really enhances their lives," says Sister Rosemary Connelly, general manager of Misericordia.
May 9, 2003
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Soka University
May 2, 2003
Soka University
Southern California's Soka University resembles a charming Mediterranean village. Opened in 2001 by a powerful Japanese religious sect called Soka Gakkai International, it is the first college campus in the United States whose academic values and teaching principles are inspired by Buddhism. Inside, ...
May 2, 2003
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Holocaust Remembrance
April 25, 2003
Holocaust Remembrance
Yom Hashoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day; a solemn tribute to the six million Jews put to death by the Nazis before and during World War II. There was a range of reactions to Nazi persecution -- some people looked away, while others risked their own lives to help. Flora Singer survived the Holocaust ...
April 25, 2003
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Passover and Easter in the Holy Land
April 18, 2003
Passover and Easter in the Holy Land
As the U.S. declared Saddam Hussein's regime ended, one huge diplomatic question outstanding was whether victory in Iraq would lead to new steps toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians. After two years of the latest violence, are the two sides ready to negotiate? How much pressure will the U.S. apply?
April 18, 2003
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Easter Hope in Time of War
April 18, 2003
Easter Hope in Time of War
Christians say the 2,000-year-old Easter themes of suffering, redemption, and hope have enduring meaning. Author and ordained Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner says he finds great reassurance in those beliefs, especially during a time of war and uncertainty.
April 18, 2003
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Women’s Seder
April 11, 2003
Women’s Seder
To celebrate Passover, Jews gather for a Seder, a special dinner where they retell the story of their ancestors' exodus from Egypt. The Seder ritual is guided by a special book called the Haggadah. In recent years, some Jewish groups have developed Seders with a special focus. Ma'yan, the Women's Project at the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, celebrated the anniversary of its feminist Seder.
April 11, 2003
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Carol and Philip Zaleski on Prayer During War
April 11, 2003
Carol and Philip Zaleski on Prayer During War
Carol Zaleski is a professor of religion at Smith College and her husband, Philip Zaleski, is a religion writer and editor. Together they are writing a book about prayer in all cultures, and both have much to say on the role of prayer during wartime.
April 11, 2003
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Sunni/Shiite Relations in Post-War Iraq
April 4, 2003
Sunni/Shiite Relations in Post-War Iraq
As U.S. officials debate who should run Iraq after the war, one reality is the division between the two main branches of Islam, Shi'ite and Sunni. Dr. Phebe Marr, a historian and expert on Iraq, joined us to discuss the future of the conflict.
April 4, 2003
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Civil Rights Pilgrimage
April 4, 2003
Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Every year, close to the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that of "Black Sunday" -- the day in 1965 when state troopers attacked protesters marching from Selma to Montgomery -- the nonpartisan Faith and Politics Institute in Washington organizes a trip to Alabama. The trip's purpose is to remind members of Congress what the civil rights movement was all about.
April 4, 2003
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African-American Muslims’ Views on Iraq War
March 28, 2003
African-American Muslims’ Views on Iraq War
A WASHINGTON POST-ABC NEWS poll asked American whites and blacks whether they support or oppose the U.S. having gone to war in Iraq. Among whites, 78 percent said they support the war. But among African-Americans, just 35 percent supported. Of all African-Americans, the most conflicted may be ...
March 28, 2003
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War Relief Efforts
March 28, 2003
War Relief Efforts
In Jordan, next door to Iraq, humanitarian aid workers have relief supplies but only limited access to Iraq. There are daily demonstrations in Amman against the war in Iraq and the American government. Opposition to the war is overwhelming among both Muslims and Christians.
March 28, 2003
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