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Bible Quizzing
July 18, 2003
Bible Quizzing
Many churches encourage their young people to memorize Scripture. In the Free Methodist Church, they do it through a friendly competition called “Bible Quizzing.” 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of Bible Quizzing in the evangelical denomination. 123 teams from across the nation competed ...
July 18, 2003
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Buddhist Obon Festival
July 18, 2003
Buddhist Obon Festival
Buddhists pay special tribute to the dead during the Bon or Obon Festival — the Feast of Lanterns.
July 18, 2003
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Iraq’s Religious Future
July 18, 2003
Iraq’s Religious Future
The new governing council in Iraq met this week, a first step toward creating a constitution and holding elections. The council includes representatives of all the country’s major religious and regional groups. But on the ground, U.S. forces continue to take casualties almost every day.
July 18, 2003
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Brain Imaging
June 18, 2003
Brain Imaging
MRI technology is currently used to gain insight into how behaviors and thoughts function biologically, and might one day lead to the ability to predict future behavior. However, the potential for such technology leads to troubling ethical questions.
June 18, 2003
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Old North Church
May 30, 2003
Old North Church
The federal government recently reversed a longstanding policy, saying that churches which are historic landmarks can receive government money for historic preservation. The move provoked sharp church-state debate.
May 30, 2003
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Sephardic Art
May 30, 2003
Sephardic Art
An exhibit at Washington National Cathedral celebrates what can happen when people of different religions live together in peace. It displays treasures from the Middle Ages in Spain, when Spanish Jews, called Sephardim, lived peacefully alongside Christians and Muslims.
May 30, 2003
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Huntsville: Death Capital
May 16, 2003
Huntsville: Death Capital
"I feel that some crimes warrant the death penalty... Jonathan didn't deserve life, he deserved what he got. The fact that I had forgiven him didn't change what he had done," says Paula Kurland, who forgave the man who murdered her daughter.
May 16, 2003
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Maryland’s Death Penalty
May 9, 2003
Maryland’s Death Penalty

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: As the U.S. continues to debate the rightness or wrongness of capital punishment, we look at two aspects of the issue. Next week, Huntsville, Texas — where the state prison system carries out more executions than any … More

May 9, 2003
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Misericordia
May 9, 2003
Misericordia
"We can provide opportunities that no isolated house could ever provide. They have art, they have music, they have swimming, they have a health club. They have all kinds of activities. And that really enhances their lives," says Sister Rosemary Connelly, general manager of Misericordia.
May 9, 2003
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Soka University
May 2, 2003
Soka University
Southern California's Soka University resembles a charming Mediterranean village. Opened in 2001 by a powerful Japanese religious sect called Soka Gakkai International, it is the first college campus in the United States whose academic values and teaching principles are inspired by Buddhism. Inside, ...
May 2, 2003
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Holocaust Remembrance
April 25, 2003
Holocaust Remembrance
Yom Hashoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day; a solemn tribute to the six million Jews put to death by the Nazis before and during World War II. There was a range of reactions to Nazi persecution -- some people looked away, while others risked their own lives to help. Flora Singer survived the Holocaust ...
April 25, 2003
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Passover and Easter in the Holy Land
April 18, 2003
Passover and Easter in the Holy Land
As the U.S. declared Saddam Hussein's regime ended, one huge diplomatic question outstanding was whether victory in Iraq would lead to new steps toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians. After two years of the latest violence, are the two sides ready to negotiate? How much pressure will the U.S. apply?
April 18, 2003
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