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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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Interfaith Relations: Beyond War with Iraq
March 21, 2003
Interfaith Relations: Beyond War with Iraq
Islamic scholars in Cairo said an attack on Iraq would be an attack on all Islam, and that every Muslim would have the obligation to defend the faith. Diane Knippers, Jack Moline, and Akbar Ahmed join us to discuss the implications of that call -- and of the war -- for Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
March 21, 2003
Iraq Humanitarian Efforts
March 21, 2003
Iraq Humanitarian Efforts
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged the U.S. and its allies not to forsake humanitarian issues while waging the war in Iraq. For months, nongovernmental relief agencies have been trying to get ready for a potential humanitarian crisis. Among the active groups are many faith-based organizations that have a long history of providing aid to the region.
March 21, 2003
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Anti-Semitism in France
March 21, 2003
Anti-Semitism in France
"Jews in France and Jews in other countries are again threatened by an anti-Semitism that is growing, by right-wing radicals, right extremists, neo-Nazis, but also by extreme Muslims and Arabs who are using the situation for their aggression against Jewishness," says Michel Friedman, chairman of the ...
March 21, 2003
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Church of God in Christ
March 14, 2003
Church of God in Christ
The Church of God in Christ, now the fourth largest Christian denomination in the U.S., teaches classic Christian doctrine: the Bible is God’s word. But COGIC members also put special emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit, of which the surest sign — many say — is speaking in ...
March 14, 2003
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Teen Hospice
February 21, 2003
Teen Hospice
A Florida program called “Hospice of the Sun Coast” pairs high school volunteers with hospice patients, and in the process the teens say they “walk away with a lesson in life.”
February 21, 2003
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Rowan Williams Preview
February 21, 2003
Rowan Williams Preview
Sometimes-controversial Archbishop Rowan Williams took over in December 2002 as head of the more than 70 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion. Williams will be formally enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in February 2003.
February 21, 2003
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Vatican Peace Initiative
February 21, 2003
Vatican Peace Initiative
As the crisis over Iraq intensified, the Vatican ratcheted up its diplomatic efforts to avert war. Pope John Paul II scheduled several high-level meetings, with officials including United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
February 21, 2003
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