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Muslims in America
September 13, 2002
Muslims in America
In the wake of 9/11, American Muslims say they have experienced increased discrimination and suspicion -- and violations of their civil liberties. "We are misunderstood, and therefore, the challenge has been how we can reintroduce ourselves in a language that is familiar with our fellow American ...
September 13, 2002
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Jewish High Holidays
September 13, 2002
Jewish High Holidays
"Repentance, prayer, and charity are the hallmark[s] of this season," says Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, "We search our souls and then we pour out our souls to God, saying, 'God help us, give us the strength to be the kind of people that we want to be.'"
September 13, 2002
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Grieving
September 6, 2002
Grieving
In the aftermath of 9/11, away from the headlines, families were dealing with their very private and personal grief. Many of those who lost loved ones turned to their faith for comfort and answers.
September 6, 2002
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Sacred Space
September 6, 2002
Sacred Space
One year after the September 11 attacks, many are asking what should happen now at ground zero. Many consider it to be hallowed ground.
September 6, 2002
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Shanksville One Year Later
August 30, 2002
Shanksville One Year Later
Few Americans know of the profound spiritual impact of 9/11 on the rural community where one of the planes went down.
August 30, 2002
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Qur’an at UNC
August 23, 2002
Qur’an at UNC
Every year the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assigns a summer reading book for its incoming freshmen. This year that book was called APPROACHING THE QUR'AN: THE EARLY REVELATIONS, and it's generated a lot of controversy both within the state and outside of it.
August 23, 2002
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The New Archbishop of Canterbury
July 26, 2002
The New Archbishop of Canterbury
Queen Elizabeth II, the official head of the Anglican Church, appointed Welsh archbishop Rowan Williams to become the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. Williams is a noted theologian and writer whose critical views on the war in Afghanistan and support for female bishops and homosexual priests have ...
July 26, 2002
World Youth Day
July 26, 2002
World Youth Day
“Christ needs your youth and your generous enthusiasm to make his proclamation of joy resound in the new millennium,” said Pope John Paul II to the more than 250,000 young Catholics assembled in Toronto for World Youth Day.
July 26, 2002
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Politicking From the Pulpit
July 26, 2002
Politicking From the Pulpit
Congress is considering legislation that, if approved, would let preachers preach politics from the pulpit and endorse candidates without losing the church’s tax-exempt status. However, advocates of separation of church and state strongly oppose the legislation.
July 26, 2002
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Voice of the Faithful Convention
July 26, 2002
Voice of the Faithful Convention
This past week, Voice of the Faithful — a lay group which came out of the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis — held its first national convention. Organizers say Catholics came from 36 states and 7 countries for a day of prayer and support for victims of sexual abuse.
July 26, 2002
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Rev. William Abernethy and the Ethics of Cloning
July 12, 2002
Rev. William Abernethy and the Ethics of Cloning
Many scientists say the most promise for curing various diseases is to clone human embryos to cure the sick. Therapeutic cloning is sharply controversial because it destroys the original human embryo. Reverend William Abernethy suffers from Parkinson's disease and is one of the many hoping to receive medical help through the therapeutic cloning process.
July 12, 2002
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Madrasahs
June 21, 2002
Madrasahs
In the aftermath of 9/11, as many Americans tried to learn more about Islam, much was said about "madrasahs." They are the Islamic schools, some of which, in Pakistan, taught young men not just the Qur'an but terrorism. Madrasahs, it turns out, have a long and distinguished history in the Islamic ...
June 21, 2002
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