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Judicial Elections
October 5, 2012
Judicial Elections
“We have a movement afoot to politicize our courts,” says political science professor Rachel Caufield, “and that undermines the quality of justice in America.”
October 5, 2012
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Food Deserts
October 5, 2012
Food Deserts
More and more churches and faith-based groups are creating small farms to feed the urban poor, especially children, in places like the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
October 5, 2012
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Simchat Torah
October 5, 2012
Simchat Torah
“It’s an expression of the love for our Torah, our teachings. It’s also a great way to begin the New Year,” says Rabbi David Shneyer, spiritual leader of Kehila Chadasha and the Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center of Greater Washington.
October 5, 2012
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The UN and Muslim Protests
September 28, 2012
The UN and Muslim Protests
“We’re trying to convince fellow Muslims of the fact that the idea of free speech is a foundational part of the Quran itself,” says the director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington office.
September 28, 2012
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Nonviolent Peaceforce
September 28, 2012
Nonviolent Peaceforce
The militarized island of Mindanao is the only area of the Philippines with a significant Muslim presence. It is also the place where international civilians are working with local civic groups to monitor a ceasefire and advance the peace process.
September 28, 2012
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Sukkot
September 28, 2012
Sukkot
This important Jewish festival celebrates “an indulging of the senses.”
September 28, 2012
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Faith-Based Voters
September 21, 2012
Faith-Based Voters
Managing editor Kim Lawton discusses what the latest polls say about which candidates religious voters are supporting in the close race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
September 21, 2012
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Church Endorsements and the IRS
September 21, 2012
Church Endorsements and the IRS
Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and "that they understand what's at stake," says Pastor Jeffery Daniel.
September 21, 2012
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Vietnamese Catholics in the US
September 21, 2012
Vietnamese Catholics in the US
Many Vietnamese priests came to the US to escape war and persecution and to help struggling Catholic parishes in small rural communities that don't have enough priests.
September 21, 2012
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Religious Reactions to Anti-US Protests in the Muslim World
September 14, 2012
Religious Reactions to Anti-US Protests in the Muslim World
Religious leaders came out strongly in their opposition both to demonizing another’s religion and to deadly violence.
September 14, 2012
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Sephardic High Holidays
September 14, 2012
Sephardic High Holidays
“The richness of the melodies, the music—it leaves you with an indelible imprint” during the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, says Rabbi Joshua Maroof.
September 14, 2012
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Rabbi Joshua Maroof Extended Interview
September 14, 2012
Rabbi Joshua Maroof Extended Interview
In advance of the Jewish High Holidays, “You pray the selichot, and you leave with the melodies on your lips and your mind throughout the whole day. The music stays in your heart.”
September 14, 2012
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