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The Passover Haggadah
March 22, 2002
The Passover Haggadah
"The freedom that is so important in the Passover story, in the Haggadah, is something that doesn’t belong to a specific time period 3,000 years ago...There’s a fresh message available to be garnered from the Passover story no matter when or who is looking at it," says David Wachtel of the ...
March 22, 2002
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Stations of the Cross
March 22, 2002
Stations of the Cross
During Holy Week, Western Christians remember Jesus' crucifixion, and the days leading up to it. One of the most moving observances, especially for Catholics, is walking the 14 Stations of the Cross, each one representing an event as Jesus carried his cross to Calvary, where he was put to death.
March 22, 2002
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2002 Templeton Prize Winner: John Polkinghorne
March 15, 2002
2002 Templeton Prize Winner: John Polkinghorne
The John Templeton Foundation's Templeton Prize honors any living individual, regardless of profession or background, who has made significant strides in the study of science and religion. In 2002, distinguished mathematical physicist and Anglican priest John Polkinghorne was the recipient of the prize, nearly a million dollars, that he contributed towards further spiritual research and work.
March 15, 2002
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Diana Eck
March 8, 2002
Diana Eck
“In simple terms, we have become the most religiously diverse nation on earth,” says Diana Eck, professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University.
March 8, 2002
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Exploring Religious America, Part Two: American Protestants
March 3, 2002
Exploring Religious America, Part Two: American Protestants
Part two of a five-part series exploring religious America: Today, just over half of all Americans are Protestants, worshipping in 300,000 congregations, in many hundreds of denominations — and, often, apart from any denomination. Part two reports on the experiences of being a mainline Protestant, ...
March 3, 2002
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Business Ethics
February 8, 2002
Business Ethics
R & E discusses the fallout from Enron’ bankruptcy with Jim Wallis of Sojourners magazine, Larry Zicklin of the brokerage firm Neuberger Berman and New York University, and Kirk Hanson of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
February 8, 2002
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Tibetan New Year
February 8, 2002
Tibetan New Year
For Tibetan Buddhists, the new year is celebrated with dancing, and R & E sat in as members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Washington, D.C. performed. Our guide was Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, who spoke of the power of negative and positive energy, and about the legends associated with snow ...
February 8, 2002
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Islamic Finances
February 8, 2002
Islamic Finances
Some devout Muslims believe the Koran forbids them from paying any interest. So when preparing to make a large purchase such as a house, they seek out not a lender, but a partner. Although not common, some financial institutions exist that allow customers to finance purchases in a way compliant with ...
February 8, 2002
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Justice Scalia on the Death Penalty
February 1, 2002
Justice Scalia on the Death Penalty
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is generating controversy on another issue. Scalia criticized the Roman Catholic Church's stand against the death penalty. At a forum on religion and the death penalty, Scalia said he does not agree with the Church's position on capital punishment.
February 1, 2002
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The Legacy of Howard Thurman: Mystic and Theologian
January 18, 2002
The Legacy of Howard Thurman: Mystic and Theologian
Howard Thurman had a profound spiritual impact on civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet for much of the last half century, Thurman's contributions have often been overlooked. Now, more than 20 years after his death in 1981, Howard Thurman is finding a new audience.
January 18, 2002
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Drug Testing on Children
January 18, 2002
Drug Testing on Children
"There are a lot of medicines out there that have never been tested on children so it leaves the doctors high and dry in a legal quagmire, using them without FDA approval because they have evidence above 12, above 18, but not for younger children," says pediatrician and researcher Dr. Richard ...
January 18, 2002
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Right Not to Be Born
January 18, 2002
Right Not to Be Born
In France, the government has stepped into a furor over whether there is or should be a right not to be born. The highest court implied there should be, but the National Assembly said no. The issue came to a head when the court awarded money on behalf of a handicapped child, saying that he could ...
January 18, 2002
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