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Diwali
November 9, 2001
Diwali
This week, Hindus are celebrating the festival of Diwali, which means "row of light." Menaka Kannan, who participated in a colorful celebration of Diwali in Landover, Maryland, describes the origins and customs of the Diwali holiday.
November 9, 2001
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Religion and the Brain
November 9, 2001
Religion and the Brain
When a person has a religious experience, what happens within the brain? What kind of changes take place? In one experiment, brain scans examine the parts of the brain that are activated during prayer. In another, mystical and religious experiences are simulated by using bursts of electrical ...
November 9, 2001
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Afghanistan’s Refugees
October 26, 2001
Afghanistan’s Refugees
There have been many estimates around the world about the desperation of people in Afghanistan. The country has suffered years of war and years of drought, and many advocate that this is the poorest country in the world. Before the current situation, Afghans were in tragic circumstances. Now, some of the people are starving and many are relocating to other areas in search of a better life.
October 26, 2001
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New York State of Mind
October 19, 2001
New York State of Mind
More than five weeks later, America remains deeply shaken by the events of September 11th, no more so than in New York. Correspondent Betty Rollin spoke with four religious New Yorkers of different faiths to see how they were affected.
October 19, 2001
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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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