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Civil Liberties
October 12, 2001
Civil Liberties
As Congress worked on the antiterrorism bill, proponents argued that the FBI and police need new tools to keep up with modern technology, while others expressed concern about violating privacy and other rights. Lucky Severson reports on the new search for the right balance between national security ...
October 12, 2001
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Military Chaplains
October 5, 2001
Military Chaplains
As of early October 2005, 30,000 U.S. troops had been deployed to the Middle East and Central Asia, and among them were some of the country’s 2,800 military chaplains. How do chaplains help prepare U.S. forces for whatever lies ahead? In particular, how are they counseling American military ...
October 5, 2001
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Prayer Service for Aid Workers in Afghanistan
October 5, 2001
Prayer Service for Aid Workers in Afghanistan
Two American aid workers in Afghanistan, 29-year-old Dayna Curry and 24-year-old Heather Mercer, were arrested by security officials and accused of preaching Christianity, which is strictly forbidden by the Taliban.
October 5, 2001
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Moral Implications of U.S. Anti-Terrorism Policies
October 5, 2001
Moral Implications of U.S. Anti-Terrorism Policies
As the U.S. builds coalitions and deploys troops in response to last month’s attacks, an old moral question has resurfaced: In order to fight a great evil, how much evil do you have to condone? R & E discusses the implications with Nina Shea of the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom ...
October 5, 2001
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Sukkot
October 5, 2001
Sukkot
During the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot, many Jews build lean-tos, open to the elements, called “sukkahs,” to recall the way their ancestors lived for 40 years in the desert after their escape from slavery in Egypt.
October 5, 2001
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Religious Response to Tragedy Aftermath
September 21, 2001
Religious Response to Tragedy Aftermath
In the week following the tragic events of September 11th, the nation searched for an explanation, a solution, and comfort. Managing editor Kim Lawton surveys the many religious responses to the terrorist attacks.
September 21, 2001
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High Holidays: Prayer with Cantor Abraham Lubin
September 21, 2001
High Holidays: Prayer with Cantor Abraham Lubin
"Rather than to try to change God, prayer should change us, should make us better human beings. That is the ultimate purpose of prayer," says Cantor Abraham Lubin of Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland. We spoke with him as he prepared for the high holidays.
September 21, 2001
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Religious Response to America’s Tragedy
September 14, 2001
Religious Response to America’s Tragedy
In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, we discuss questions about justice, forgiveness, and retribution with four religious leaders and scholars.
September 14, 2001
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Religious Reaction to Terrorism
September 14, 2001
Religious Reaction to Terrorism
For many religious believers, the attacks on September 11 evoked a sense of almost apocalyptic horror. As the hours unfolded, people of faith across the country reached out in whatever way they could.
September 14, 2001
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Palliative and Hospice Care for Dying Children
September 7, 2001
Palliative and Hospice Care for Dying Children
A new report from the Institute of Medicine, which advises the government on health policy, calls on the U.S. to do far more than is now being done to relieve the suffering of dying children and their families. Doctors and families face a dilemma in trying to choose between painful treatment that is ...
September 7, 2001
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Ethics of Genetic Testing
August 31, 2001
Ethics of Genetic Testing
As a result of the Human Genome Project, we now know much more about a person's medical future than ever before. But this new knowledge has given rise to many medical, legal, and ethical questions
August 31, 2001
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Paryushana Parva
August 24, 2001
Paryushana Parva
Paryushana Parva is a festival of fasting, friendship, and forgiveness. Members of the Jain faith are celebrating the holiest time of the year. It coincides with monsoon season in India, which is where Jainism began.
August 24, 2001
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