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Decline of the Irish Catholic Church
July 15, 2011
Decline of the Irish Catholic Church
Church attendance in Ireland has been dropping precipitously, and the number of priests being ordained from the country's only Catholic seminary is at an all time low. "The young people, the under 40’s, have largely deserted the church in Ireland now," says Rev. Tony Flannery of the Association ...
July 15, 2011
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Marriage Education
July 8, 2011
Marriage Education
“I believe that marriage education is the best anti-poverty program the federal government has ever invested in, “ says Dennis Stoica, president of the California Healthy Marriages Coalition.
July 8, 2011
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Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
July 8, 2011
Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
Monks from the Dalai Lama's private monastery in India spent five days building a sand mandala at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. The mandala is a symbolic structure that represents a Buddha's dwelling. It is said to bring peace and harmony to the area where it is being made. Karen ...
July 8, 2011
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A Moral Budget
July 1, 2011
A Moral Budget
With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.”
July 1, 2011
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The Soul of Klezmer
June 28, 2011
The Soul of Klezmer
What is the common denominator when it comes to the melodies of Jewish klezmer music and African-American gospel music? Soul.
June 28, 2011
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French Secularism
June 24, 2011
French Secularism
“Secularism is indispensable. It’s a protection so everyone has peace, believers and non-believers,” according to one French citizen.
June 24, 2011
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Jocelyne Cesari Extended Interview
June 24, 2011
Jocelyne Cesari Extended Interview
“For most of the French, religion was an enemy of democracy, liberalization, freedom,” says this political scientist who specializes in Islamic studies, and “a synonym for public disorder.”
June 24, 2011
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Christian Theme Parks
June 24, 2011
Christian Theme Parks
“When they ask for public monies to fund putting out their particular point of view, that’s where we have a problem,” says Rev. Joseph Phelps of the Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
June 24, 2011
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News Roundup
June 17, 2011
News Roundup
The Southern Baptists try to broaden their appeal, the Catholic Bishops maintain their sex abuse policy, and the White House defends the US military mission in Libya.
June 17, 2011
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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
June 17, 2011
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Since Congress repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell last December, more than on million US troops have taken instruction in the new policy. But some military chaplains are raising concerns.
June 17, 2011
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Buddha Garden
June 17, 2011
Buddha Garden
“It’s a spectacular opportunity for cross-culture associations that are peace-based, that are based in the holiness of this land,” says Steve Lozar, a council leader of the Salish Tribe in Montana.
June 17, 2011
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Shavuot
June 17, 2011
Shavuot
The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, it is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.”
June 17, 2011
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