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Ethics of Genetic Testing
August 31, 2001
Ethics of Genetic Testing
As a result of the Human Genome Project, we now know much more about a person's medical future than ever before. But this new knowledge has given rise to many medical, legal, and ethical questions
August 31, 2001
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Paryushana Parva
August 24, 2001
Paryushana Parva
Paryushana Parva is a festival of fasting, friendship, and forgiveness. Members of the Jain faith are celebrating the holiest time of the year. It coincides with monsoon season in India, which is where Jainism began.
August 24, 2001
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Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith
August 3, 2001
Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith
One of the consequences of the Holocaust was its effect on the faith of observant Jews. How could a just God have permitted such a tragedy? Today, the personal story, in his words, of Menachem Daum, a New York television producer whose parents were both Holocaust survivors.
August 3, 2001
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God’s Army: Mormon Missionaries
August 3, 2001
God’s Army: Mormon Missionaries
Missionary work is something of a rite of passage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the course of 18 months to two years, young men and women will work 16 hours a day, six days a week. On average, each one will convert ten persons during that period. But with 60,000 ...
August 3, 2001
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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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