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Down Syndrome
March 31, 2006
Down Syndrome
Expanding medical technologies continue to create a host of new ethical dilemmas. Researchers can now detect early in a pregnancy if a fetus has Down Syndrome. The condition usually results in some degree of physical and mental disability, and armed with that information, some expectant parents face ...
March 31, 2006
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African-American Mormons
March 31, 2006
African-American Mormons
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Mormons — barred African-Americans from full membership until 1978. Since then, the church has increased its outreach to African-American communities, but has yet to repudiate its old teachings that blacks were cursed by God as descendents of ...
March 31, 2006
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Iraq: Just War Revisited
March 24, 2006
Iraq: Just War Revisited
When is a preventive war, such as the invasion of Iraq, justified? Consciously or not, most of us probably weigh the morality of war using centuries-old “just war” theory.
March 24, 2006
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Altruism
March 24, 2006
Altruism
Altruism is the phenomenon of generosity to others with no expectation of reward. For many, giving is a religious requirement; others just do good whether they are religious or not.
March 24, 2006
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Billy and Franklin Graham in New Orleans
March 10, 2006
Billy and Franklin Graham in New Orleans
Evangelist Billy Graham and his son Franklin said they are bringing spiritual encouragement to the people of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
March 10, 2006
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Mass for Lovers
February 17, 2006
Mass for Lovers
"For me personally, it's so encouraging to be surrounded by people who believe in marriage, who are working at it, who love each other," says Kathy Berkemeyer, who together with her husband Jack celebrated Valentine's Day by renewing their vows at the annual Mass for Lovers ceremony held in Old St. ...
February 17, 2006
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Anne Lamott
February 17, 2006
Anne Lamott
The bestselling author talks about faith, failure, forgiveness, finding Jesus, and being a Christian.
February 17, 2006
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Middle East Update
February 3, 2006
Middle East Update
In the aftermath of the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections, big questions piled up about the prospects for peace and democracy in the Middle East.
February 3, 2006
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Vietnamese New Year
February 3, 2006
Vietnamese New Year
“Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, is by far the biggest festival during the year.” says Nguyen Ngoc Bich.
February 3, 2006
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
February 3, 2006
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Observances mark the 100th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birth. The German theologian was involved in a plot to kill Hitler, and was subsequently put to death by the Nazis for his resistance.
February 3, 2006
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Jewish Hair Cutting Ceremony
January 27, 2006
Jewish Hair Cutting Ceremony
In some observant Jewish families, a little boy’s first haircut is more than just a haircut. It marks the beginning of not only his formal education but also his obligation to keep the commandments and perform mitzvoth — good deeds.
January 27, 2006
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Martin Luther King Jr. as Pastor
January 13, 2006
Martin Luther King Jr. as Pastor
The role of pastor may be one of the most overlooked sides of Martin Luther King Jr. But it was one of the most important aspects of who he was.
January 13, 2006
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