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Joan of Arc Phenomenon
May 7, 1999
Joan of Arc Phenomenon
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, but over 500 years later, Saint Joan is getting new attention through modern eyes.
May 7, 1999
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Eco-faith
April 23, 1999
Eco-faith
Earth Day is the day set aside each year for reaffirming a commitment to protecting the environment. In recent years, because of a shift in thinking about the natural world, many faith communities have been taking up the cause of the environment. This movement is particularly strong along the banks of the Columbia River, where salmon has been declared an endangered species.
April 23, 1999
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U.S. Orthodox Christians’ Reaction to Kosovo
April 9, 1999
U.S. Orthodox Christians’ Reaction to Kosovo
Most of the refugees from Kosovo are Muslim. Most of those being bombed in Serbia are Eastern Orthodox Christians, for whom, this has been Holy Week and this Sunday is Easter. America's more than five million Orthodox Christians began their Holy Week in prayer for the people of the Balkans. On Orthodox Palm Sunday, a gathering in Washington also protested NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia.
April 9, 1999
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Holy Week Observances
April 2, 1999
Holy Week Observances
Holy Week is a time that millions of Christians pay tribute to the period in life of Jesus from Palm Sunday through Good Friday and Easter. The practices of Holy Week weave together a remembrance of the last events in the life of Jesus and a recognition of the continuing spiritual significance of those events.
April 2, 1999
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Passover Preparations
March 26, 1999
Passover Preparations
The eight-day Jewish festival of Passover commemorates their ancestors exodus from Egypt. To celebrate, Jews will gather for a Seder, Hebrew for "order," to retell the story of the ancient Israelites' deliverance from slavery. Many of us know about the Seder, but few know about the extensive preparations for Passover, preparations which are supposed to cleanse the home and the spirit.
March 26, 1999
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The Resurrection of Jesus
March 26, 1999
The Resurrection of Jesus
For many Christians, Easter is the most important celebration of the year. It is also a time when many Christians ask: What really happened on the first Easter morning? Did Jesus, in fact, rise bodily from the dead? Two eminent Christian historians, N.T. Wright and Marcus Borg, have been debating that and other issues of Jesus' life in a new book and in joint appearances around the country.
March 26, 1999
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Hasidic Women
February 12, 1999
Hasidic Women
Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn live an 18th-century way of life. Hasidism, Hebrew for both "pious" and "saintly," began in the 1700s in Eastern Europe and was brought to the U.S. during the 1880s. There are numerous Hasidic groups in the U.S., the best known being the Lubavitchers, headquartered in Brooklyn. The Hasidic way of life is strictly defined by religious commandments, particularly for women.
February 12, 1999
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U.S. Senate’s Spiritual Counselors
January 8, 1999
U.S. Senate’s Spiritual Counselors
In 1999, as the Senate searched for dignity, fairness, and bipartisanship in its trial of President Clinton, we wondered about the role of religion at the Capitol. One way religion can be influential is through pastoral counseling, and Religion and Ethics has often covered the spiritual advisers to the president, but who counsels the Senate, now the president's jury? What influence do they have?
January 8, 1999
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Stanley Hauerwas
December 25, 1998
Stanley Hauerwas
Stanley Hauerwas is a blunt, controversial, and profane teacher whose Christianity is as unvarnished as his speech. The professor charges that the Christian Church in America has compromised so much with the modern world it is in mortal peril. As he tells his students, Hauerwas believes that the Church is losing its soul and it's up to them to restore it by becoming like modern saints.
December 25, 1998
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The Legacy of C.S. Lewis
November 27, 1998
The Legacy of C.S. Lewis
The late C. S. Lewis was one of the most influential and beloved Christian writers in this century. Our critic, Martha Bayles, recently traveled to England to examine Lewis's legacy.
November 27, 1998
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Billy Graham
November 6, 1998
Billy Graham
While most 80-year-olds have long retired from their chosen line of work, Billy Graham continues with his ministry. But his organization is thinking about the future.
November 6, 1998
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South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu
October 16, 1998
South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu
South Africa's retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent opposition to apartheid. He remains a charismatic leader and South Africa's premier symbol of moral authority. Tutu later chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the official body that brought to light the atrocities of apartheid on both sides, hoping truth would heal bitterness.
October 16, 1998
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