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Religion and Downton Abbey
January 15, 2013
Religion and Downton Abbey
One subtheme of the series, says Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, is that “there are complexities in our past, there are ambiguities, there are moments of pain that we live with but don’t want to share with everybody.”
January 15, 2013
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Roman Catholic Women Priests
January 11, 2013
Roman Catholic Women Priests
"There are no scriptural barriers to the ordination of women,” says Jane Via, a Roman Catholic woman priest in San Diego. But theology professor Thomas Rausch maintains that “the Catholic Church is not ready for the ordination of women right now.”
January 11, 2013
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Prisons for Profit
January 11, 2013
Prisons for Profit
“In Louisiana, you’ve got all these prison entrepreneurs who are mostly local sheriffs who have built these prisons, and the prisons function just like hotels. They get a payment per person per day, and if they don’t keep the beds full they’re going to lose money,” says reporter Cindy ...
January 11, 2013
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Religion and the New Congress
January 4, 2013
Religion and the New Congress
Protestants still make up most of Congress, but this week a Hindu and a Buddhist were also among those sworn in.
January 4, 2013
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Alawite Anxiety in Turkey
January 4, 2013
Alawite Anxiety in Turkey
Some Turkish Alawites say their concerns are driven less by sympathy for the Assad regime than by a fear of what might replace it.
January 4, 2013
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Saving Catholic Schools
January 4, 2013
Saving Catholic Schools
“The demise of Catholic schools has pained me for years,” says Karen Carbone. But now her family is part of the effort to turn a parish school around and offer what expensive independent schools do at a much lower price.
January 4, 2013
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Look Ahead 2013
December 28, 2012
Look Ahead 2013
From faith-based expectations for the second Obama term to major court cases on gay marriage to turmoil in the Middle East, we look ahead to the top religion and ethics stories we expect to be covering in the year 2013.
December 28, 2012
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Look Back 2012
December 20, 2012
Look Back 2012
Watch a panel of reporters discuss the most significant religion and ethics news of 2012.
December 20, 2012
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Haiti Priest Doctor
December 7, 2012
Haiti Priest Doctor
He buries the poor, feeds the hungry, rescues the injured, houses the homeless, and says the goal of his orphanage for Haitian children is “to raise the children together so they have memories of their own restored childhood and that later in life they become aunts and uncles to each other's ...
December 7, 2012
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Richard Land on Religion and Society
December 7, 2012
Richard Land on Religion and Society
“We have a gigantic rift running through our culture, and it’s a rift that doesn’t run between denominations and institutions. It runs through them.”
December 7, 2012
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Hanukkah Lamps
December 7, 2012
Hanukkah Lamps
“The rabbis going back to Maimonides and earlier felt that the lights of the Hanukkah lamp were sacred,” and if you couldn’t afford a gold or silver lamp “you could use an egg shell, or a nut shell, or a potato carved out.”
December 7, 2012
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Susan Braunstein Extended Interview
December 7, 2012
Susan Braunstein Extended Interview
"It is prescribed that you should put the lamp in your doorway," says Susan Braunstein, curator of the Jewish Museum of New York, "so that the people walking on the street will see the lights and know that we are celebrating the miracle."
December 7, 2012
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