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Legal Ethics
July 27, 2001
Legal Ethics
When may a lawyer reveal what a client tells him in confidence? The American Bar Association recently made the rule less restrictive. It permits, but does not require, lawyers to disclose confidences to prevent "reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm." Attorneys who obey the confidentiality rule sometimes do so at the expense of innocent people.
July 27, 2001
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Religious Views on Stem Cell Research
July 27, 2001
Religious Views on Stem Cell Research
For many, the fundamental issue behind stem cell research is the moral status of tiny, one-week-old human embryos. Scientists think these cells can help them find cures for many severe illnesses, but harvesting those cells kills the embryos. Ethicists say the right and wrong of destroying even unwanted embryos in order to do promising medical research depends on what you think those embryos are.
July 27, 2001
Tensions in American Buddhism
July 6, 2001
Tensions in American Buddhism

MARY ALICE WILLIAMS: Buddhism is the world’s fourth largest religion, founded about 2500 years ago in India. The Buddha taught that life is suffering and the way to overcome that is to get rid of attachments. Widely practiced across Asia, … More

July 6, 2001
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Artist Deborah Rosenthal
June 29, 2001
Artist Deborah Rosenthal
Deborah Rosenthal is a respected artist who is also an observant Jew. As a result, her work is often infused with her religious beliefs. Recently, she was asked by the conservative Jewish congregation to which she belongs to create two stained glass windows for its sanctuary. For the commission, she ...
June 29, 2001
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Simchat Bat
June 22, 2001
Simchat Bat
While a Bris, or circumcision ritual, has been the traditional way for Jews to welcome baby boys into the covenant, many families are now creating rituals to welcome their baby daughters.
June 22, 2001
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Priests With Wives
June 22, 2001
Priests With Wives
To average Catholics, it may be hard to imagine their priest with a wife and children. But, to a limited extent, it is already happening.
June 22, 2001
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Wiccans: Out of the Broom Closet
June 15, 2001
Wiccans: Out of the Broom Closet
Wicca, as modern witchcraft is often called, and its symbol of the pentacle are becoming more visible in today's society. It is a polytheistic, earth-based religion that emphasizes feminism and the environment and encourages diversity of beliefs. It has no theological system or creed, no central ...
June 15, 2001
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Sex Selection in India
June 1, 2001
Sex Selection in India
In India, sex selection by sonogram is officially illegal, but widely practiced. And there is no Hindu or legal prohibition on abortion.
June 1, 2001
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Quaker Crossroads
May 25, 2001
Quaker Crossroads
In the past century, Quakers have helped start nearly 200 social service, environmental, and relief agencies such as the American Friends Service Committee. Additionally, they are the only religious organization to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In spite of its many achievements, almost 350 years after ...
May 25, 2001
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Klezmer Music
May 18, 2001
Klezmer Music
These young musicians have picked up where their grandparents left off, reviving and revitalizing the old tradition of klezmer by bringing it back to Jews and also extending its reach beyond the Jewish audience.
May 18, 2001
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Forgiveness
May 18, 2001
Forgiveness

One of the most difficult of all religious teachings is the importance of forgiving. Forgiveness is taught as something a person should do for God or for others. But, more and more, both religious and secular counselors are encouraging forgiveness … More

May 18, 2001
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Capital Punishment: Retribution or Justice?
May 11, 2001
Capital Punishment: Retribution or Justice?
"It puts us in a place of perpetuating a cycle of violence. Closure will never be found if vengeance and revenge continues to be the motivation," says Rev. Verity Jones, senior minister of Central Christian Church.
May 11, 2001
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