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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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Middle East Unrest
October 13, 2000
Middle East Unrest
The latest violence in the Middle East highlights the role of religion as fuel for conflict. We talk about the religious dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian hostility with professor Marius Deeb, a Christian of Lebanese descent, and with Rabbi Arthur Herzberg, a writer and professor at New York ...
October 13, 2000
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Ma’afa
September 29, 2000
Ma’afa
At St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood has developed a powerful program of music, dance and theater. The pageant is called the "Ma'afa Suite", and the objective of the show is to help African-Americans heal slavery's hidden wounds.
September 29, 2000
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Parish Nurses
September 29, 2000
Parish Nurses
"We kind of gave our bodies to the medical community, we gave the minds to the psychiatrist, and we kept the spirit in the church. When you come to worship on Sunday morning, you don't leave your body outside the doors," says Reverend Delois Brown-Daniels of Advocate Health Care.
September 29, 2000
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