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Brother Amos
February 21, 2003
Brother Amos
R & E takes a look at the life of a Trappist monk at Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina. “It’s a life of transformation. It’s about a person becoming more like Christ,” says Father Aelred Hagen.
February 21, 2003
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr on Islam
February 7, 2003
Seyyed Hossein Nasr on Islam
As war against Iraq looms, we ask Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, what the reaction to war might be among the rest of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims.
February 7, 2003
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Chris Hedges: The Costs of War
January 31, 2003
Chris Hedges: The Costs of War
Chris Hedges, a veteran war correspondent, has written a powerful new book about the costs of war to individuals and to societies. He wants Americans to understand how self-destructive war can be.
January 31, 2003
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Martin Luther King and the Arts
January 17, 2003
Martin Luther King and the Arts
Thirty-five years after his death, the nation is still coming to terms with the life of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Theologians, politicians, historians, and artists continue to discuss King's legacy.
January 17, 2003
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Death Penalty Debate
January 17, 2003
Death Penalty Debate
The debate about the death penalty has been revived by the actions of Illinois' outgoing Republican governor George Ryan, who pardoned four death row inmates and commuted the death sentences of all 167 others. Ryan called the capital punishment system "immoral." Watch our discussion with Steve Mills, who has been covering the Illinois story for the Chicago Tribune.
January 17, 2003
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The Morality of War with Iraq
January 10, 2003
The Morality of War with Iraq
As the U.S. military buildup continues in the Middle East, debate also continues over the morality of going to war. William Galston and George Weigel share their opinions and concerns over the subject. Galston is a professor at the School of Public Affairs and the Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at University of Maryland and Weigel is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington.
January 10, 2003
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Anti-Islam
December 20, 2002
Anti-Islam
Ever since September 11, Americans have been trying to understand Islam. Is there something about the religion itself that drove the terrorists? Or had a small, violent minority that despised the modern West hijacked Islam to justify its politics?
December 20, 2002
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Hanukkah
November 22, 2002
Hanukkah
Susan Braunstein, Curator of Archaeology and Judaica at the Jewish Museum of New York, explains the traditions of Hanukkah.
November 22, 2002
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Somali Muslims in Maine
November 15, 2002
Somali Muslims in Maine
Somali immigrants fleeing civil war first settled in Georgia and Tennessee. But they were alarmed at what they felt was an environment too promiscuous and too violent for their children. So they went on a search for a smaller, safer place to raise their families, and about a thousand ended up in ...
November 15, 2002
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Nun Doctors
November 8, 2002
Nun Doctors
Health care in the United States is a big problem for the poor — not only because they often can’t afford it. Sometimes it just isn’t there. This is especially true in rural areas, which have a hard time attracting doctors. In rural Alabama, a Catholic nun has found a calling as a ...
November 8, 2002
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Sufism
November 8, 2002
Sufism
This mystical tradition is declining in the Muslim world while attracting new followers in the West.
November 8, 2002
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Ramadan Moon
November 8, 2002
Ramadan Moon
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five so-called pillars of Islam, an obligation of Muslims worldwide. Muslims use a lunar calendar, and Ramadan begins with the new moon. But for devout Muslims, it’s not enough to calculate mathematically when the crescent moon rises. It has to ...
November 8, 2002
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