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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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Churches and the Disabled
November 30, 2012
Churches and the Disabled
The disabled, says religion writer Mark Pinsky, “are not just people who need help, but they are people who can help."
November 30, 2012
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Caring for an Aging Parent
November 21, 2012
Caring for an Aging Parent
"A lot of people in caregiving situations ask, 'Why is God doing this to me? Where is God in the midst of all this?' and they really struggle with spiritual matters," says Rev. Kate Bryant. Her church started a special ministry to support parental caregivers.
November 21, 2012
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
November 21, 2012
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
“The idea of the Talmud is that you are allowed to ask questions about everything,” says Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. He calls the Talmud “the central pillar Jewish culture” and “a vast book encouraging you to ask questions.”
November 21, 2012
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Dana Greene on Poet Denise Levertov
November 21, 2012
Dana Greene on Poet Denise Levertov
“There is a profound sense of the divine sparks of God being everywhere and that the role of the devoted person is to bring those divine sparks together again.”
November 21, 2012
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Life of Pi
November 16, 2012
Life of Pi
Is this a film aimed at helping audiences find God? “It wouldn’t be that easy,” says director Ang Lee. “You have to go through suffering and pain. You have to be in awe. You have to go through tests to believe in God—or not believe in God, in some cases.”
November 16, 2012
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Sistine Chapel Anniversary
November 16, 2012
Sistine Chapel Anniversary
“It’s such a great painting because you have God very energetic, and the wind pushing his hair back, and he’s very determined. He’s just created the universe, after all,” says art historian Bridget Goodbody.
November 16, 2012
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