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Ramadan Fasting
October 29, 2004
Ramadan Fasting
As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan until mid-November, we wondered what it is like to fast during daylight hours for a month -- eating and drinking nothing, not even water. We spent a day with Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington and also the leader of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland.
October 29, 2004
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Hispanic Voters 2004
October 29, 2004
Hispanic Voters 2004
Analysts agree Latinos will play a key role in the 2004 presidential election. In 2003, Latinos surpassed African Americans as the nation’s largest minority group. It’s a community that is still developing politically, and religion is an important part of that development.
October 29, 2004
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October 15, 2004: Muslim Voters
October 15, 2004
October 15, 2004: Muslim Voters
We continue our special series on religious voting blocs. This week, Muslim voters. In recent years, Muslims have been trying to organize into a political body that can influence elections. But they’ve faced significant challenges, particularly since 9/11.
October 15, 2004
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Yoga
October 15, 2004
Yoga
The yoga tradition goes back thousands of years, to ancient Indian philosophy and the Hindu religion. In this country, many Americans find the beginning exercises of yoga good ways to reduce stress. But lifelong practitioners also find it very much a spiritual discipline, using the most severe ...
October 15, 2004
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Election 2004: Domestic Issues
October 15, 2004
Election 2004: Domestic Issues
The second of three discussions on the moral principles underlying the major issues of the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, R & E discusses surprisingly in-depth comments made by the candidates during a debate about what role faith plays in their policymaking.
October 15, 2004
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Muslim Converts
October 8, 2004
Muslim Converts
The number of Muslims in the U.S. is variously estimated at between two and six million — or more. About half are immigrants, and most of the rest, African Americans. We have a profile today of two Caucasian converts who were attracted to Islam when they were living abroad.
October 8, 2004
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Catholic Voters
October 8, 2004
Catholic Voters
With religion a significant factor in how people vote, we begin this week a three-part series on religious voting blocs. Today, one of the most important of those blocs: Catholic voters. Once loyal to the Democratic Party, Catholics are now as divided as the rest of the nation.
October 8, 2004
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Election 2004: Ethics of Foreign Policy
October 1, 2004
Election 2004: Ethics of Foreign Policy
The first of three discussions on the moral principles underlying the major issues of the 2004 presidential campaign. This week, Bob Abernethy discusses the candidates’ views on foreign policy with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and Ethics and Public Policy Center vice president Michael ...
October 1, 2004
Episcopal House of Bishops
October 1, 2004
Episcopal House of Bishops
U.S. Episcopal bishops this week pledged to seek unity within their deeply divided denomination. Tensions have run high since the 2003 consecration of Gene Robinson, the Anglican Communion’s first openly gay bishop.
October 1, 2004
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Executing Juveniles
October 1, 2004
Executing Juveniles
Should juveniles ever be executed? In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that states could execute offenders as young as 16 if they chose to. But attitudes appear to be shifting, and the case now coming before the court could end that practice for good.
October 1, 2004
Gang Priest
September 10, 2004
Gang Priest
Father Greg Boyle is giving former gang members a chance at a better future.
September 10, 2004
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Jewish High Holidays
September 10, 2004
Jewish High Holidays
We talk about the Jewish High Holidays with a hazzan, also known as a cantor, who leads a congregation in sung prayer.
September 10, 2004
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