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Response to Romney Speech on Religion
December 7, 2007
Response to Romney Speech on Religion
"Kennedy talked more about separation of church and state, because that was the attack that was launched against him. Romney’s problem is different in the sense that people see his Mormonism as exotic or esoteric, and he has to knock that down without being too explicit about what Mormon doctrine ...
December 7, 2007
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Eboo Patel
November 30, 2007
Eboo Patel
In Chicago, a dynamic young Muslim is working to help solve a problem many religious believers have — how to relate to people of another faith tradition. Eboo Patel is an Indian-American, a Muslim, a sociologist, and the founder and leader of the Interfaith Youth Core, active now on some 50 ...
November 30, 2007
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Judy Collins
November 23, 2007
Judy Collins
Folk singer Judy Collins has recorded 44 albums. She's won two Grammys and been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Collins is internationally known as a performer, but now, she's speaking more openly about her personal life. Kim Lawton visited Collins in her New York City home to talk about ...
November 23, 2007
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Hunger in America
November 23, 2007
Hunger in America
Last week, the US government said more than 35 million Americans went without food at some point during 2006. This week, the non-profit group Bread for the World issued its own report recommending strategies for the US to combat hunger. Bob Abernethy sat down with David Beckmann, Bread for the World ...
November 23, 2007
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Iraqi Refugees in Sweden
November 23, 2007
Iraqi Refugees in Sweden
The war in Iraq has forced millions to leave the country. Most refugees have stayed in the Middle East, but the country outside the region that's taken in more Iraqis than any other is not the United States. It is Sweden, and as Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, the influx of refugees there is causing ...
November 23, 2007
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Myanmar Monks
November 16, 2007
Myanmar Monks
There is no generally agreed figure on the human cost of the crackdown in Myanmar on Buddhist monks and others protesting dictatorial rule. The mass exodus from the country, formally and more widely known as Burma, continues.
November 16, 2007
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Jewish Prayer Book
November 16, 2007
Jewish Prayer Book
There has been a new development in the Reform movement of Judaism, the largest and most liberal branch of Judaism in the U.S. There's a new prayer book out, and it has been designed to be useful to everyone, with more Hebrew for those who want that, and also more sensitivity to women and to ...
November 16, 2007
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Faith in America Campaign
November 16, 2007
Faith in America Campaign
As the presidential candidates step up their campaigns in the states with the first primaries and caucuses, a group called Faith in America is trying to make gay rights an election issue. Faith in America founder Jimmy Creech speaks of trying to end what he calls religion-based bigotry. This past ...
November 16, 2007
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Analysis Of Catholic Bishops Meeting
November 16, 2007
Analysis Of Catholic Bishops Meeting
The conference of bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement on faithful citizenship, urging Catholics to rely on church teachings as they shape their political conscience. The document lists a host of issues Catholics should care about, including poverty, healthcare, immigration, and housing. But ...
November 16, 2007
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Religion on Campus
November 9, 2007
Religion on Campus
Several studies recently have addressed the religious interest, or lack of it, of young adults. We wondered how religion is faring on college campuses. Lucky Severson visited Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island to find out.
November 9, 2007
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Catholic Bishops Debate on Voting
November 9, 2007
Catholic Bishops Debate on Voting
The 280 U.S. Catholic bishops meet this coming week (November 12-15) in Baltimore, with a sharp debate likely over religion and politics, specifically on how much weight the issue of abortion should have in Catholic decisions on how to vote. Joining us to explore the arguments is Father Tom Reese, ...
November 9, 2007
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Wangari Maathai
November 9, 2007
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports.
November 9, 2007
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