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9/11 New York City Spirituality Revisited
September 5, 2003
9/11 New York City Spirituality Revisited
Several faith leaders reflect on the lingering spiritual impact of the September 11 attacks on New Yorkers — and themselves.
September 5, 2003
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Sculptor John Collier: Creating a 9/11 Memorial
September 5, 2003
Sculptor John Collier: Creating a 9/11 Memorial
John Collier is a Texas artist who is making sculptures for St. Peter's Catholic Church in New York. His life work is religious art, but these sculptures are a tribute to the events of September 11th.
September 5, 2003
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The Magdalene Sisters
August 22, 2003
The Magdalene Sisters
In the latter half of the twentieth century, institutions run by Roman Catholic nuns could amount to virtual prisons for young women. Some spent their entire adult lives in these places. They were called the Magdalene Laundries, and they were in Ireland. THE MAGDALENE SISTERS chronicles the lives ...
August 22, 2003
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Seeds of Peace
August 22, 2003
Seeds of Peace
With 2003 as its eleventh year, the program called Seeds of Peace brings together the children of people who are often enemies, so that they might learn what they have in common. So that they might one day fight for peace rather than against each other.
August 22, 2003
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Cambodia Land Mines
July 25, 2003
Cambodia Land Mines
Aki Ra is a truly remarkable and extraordinarily brave man. He is a Cambodian, and was orphaned as a child. Then, before he was a teenager, he became a soldier. Now, he is devoting his life -- and risking it, almost daily -- compensating for, atoning for, the harm he once did. Ra defuses and clears ...
July 25, 2003
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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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