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Inauguration Look Ahead
January 18, 2013
Inauguration Look Ahead
We ask religion leaders what they hope for during President Barack Obama's next term, including former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who says, "If we can make sure that Israel has a proper nation with safe borders and at the same time allow the Palestinians to have their own state...then ...
January 18, 2013
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Lynching and Forgiveness
January 18, 2013
Lynching and Forgiveness
“I marvel at people’s ability to not only live through what they experienced, but not to become consumed by hatred…they recognized that even in the midst of evil, God was still with them.”
January 18, 2013
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Hindu Kumbh Mela Festival
January 18, 2013
Hindu Kumbh Mela Festival
Maha Kumba Mela or Big Pitcher festival commemorates a story that describes the god Vishnu's fight with demons to gain possession of a golden pitcher containing the nectar of immortality. During the battle, some drops fell to the earth on the pilgrimage sites.
January 18, 2013
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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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