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Conversion, Part 1
November 10, 2000
Conversion, Part 1
Tolerant attitudes toward faith-seeking have made religious conversions more common. Still, choosing a new religion is usually a major decision — for converts and their families. In the first of a two-part series, R & E looks at the experience of John Curry, principal of a school for at-risk ...
November 10, 2000
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Faith and Politics
November 3, 2000
Faith and Politics
The candidates’ use of religion has been controversial throughout the campaign. In the last of our special election reports, R & E asked several leading political experts to evaluate the role of religion and religious rhetoric during the 2000 election season.
November 3, 2000
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Texas Baptist Convention
November 3, 2000
Texas Baptist Convention
At its meeting in Corpus Christi, the huge Texas Baptist Convention — nearly one fifth of all Southern Baptists — sent a strong signal of discontent to the national SBC. Led by moderates, the Texans voted overwhelmingly to cut $5 million of the $25 million they send the national group ...
November 3, 2000
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The Supreme Court
November 3, 2000
The Supreme Court
One of the greatest powers a president has is appointing new justices to the Supreme Court. In the next few years, the Court is expected to rule on a variety of closely-disputed and controversial issues, many of them of special interest to religious communities: school prayer, for instance, and ...
November 3, 2000
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Divination Art
October 27, 2000
Divination Art
African tribal religions include diviners who are believed to communicate with the gods in the spirit world. Diviners discover and then relate what the gods want, and harness the gods’ powers to help followers overcome illness and other crises.
October 27, 2000
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The Catholic Vote
October 27, 2000
The Catholic Vote
Political experts say Roman Catholics are among the most important swing votes in the 2000 election. They still support the Democratic Party overwhelmingly, but there are growing political divisions among the nation’s 60 million Catholics.
October 27, 2000
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The American Muslim Vote
October 20, 2000
The American Muslim Vote
In the mainstream Muslim community, there’s been a new focus on politics in the 2000 election season. For the first time ever, American Muslims have launched a massive, national effort to register voters and organize political activity.
October 20, 2000
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Gentlemen Start Your Prayers
October 20, 2000
Gentlemen Start Your Prayers
Nowhere in sports — not in baseball or even football — is there more unselfconscious expression of religion as there is at NASCAR races. Robert Lipsyte of The New York Times talked with NASCAR chaplains and drivers about the place of religion in their dangerous sport.
October 20, 2000
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High-Tech Church
October 20, 2000
High-Tech Church
R & E takes a sneak peek at The Potter’s House’s new ultra-contemporary high-tech 8,000-plus seat sanctuary. The new facility features Palm Pilots to assist new members, data connections for laptops, and a future language translation center that will be able to translate six ...
October 20, 2000
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Cultural Abuse
October 13, 2000
Cultural Abuse
In Canada, major Christian denominations are facing the possibility of bankruptcy because of multi-billion-dollar lawsuits by Indians. The charges grow out of past efforts by the churches and the government to integrate Indian children into Canadian society via mandatory schooling. The programs were ...
October 13, 2000
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Election 2000 – The Jewish Vote
October 13, 2000
Election 2000 – The Jewish Vote
Jews represent just over two percent of the U.S. population. But they’ve become a key voting bloc, sought after by candidates across the political spectrum. How did they react to the nomination of Senator Joe Lieberman as the Democratic party’s vice presidential candidate?
October 13, 2000
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Sukkot
October 13, 2000
Sukkot
Bob Abernethy takes a look at the 7-day Jewish observance of Sukkot.
October 13, 2000
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