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Look Back 2011
December 23, 2011
Look Back 2011
We discuss the major religion and ethics stories of the past year in the U.S. and abroad with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton.
December 23, 2011
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In Memoriam 2011
December 23, 2011
In Memoriam 2011
Watch a slideshow showing some of the prominent people in the world of religion who passed away in 2011.
December 23, 2011
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Father Martin Laird
December 16, 2011
Father Martin Laird
"It is our love that brings us into communion with God, not our knowledge about God," he says. "It’s the difference between looking at a photograph of somebody you love and looking into the eyes of someone you love."
December 16, 2011
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Hanukkah Oil Workshop
December 16, 2011
Hanukkah Oil Workshop
"Just like oil gives light into a dark room, just like it brings warmth; for a Jew, it also brings warmth and light into his own personal life and into the world as a whole," says Rabbi Mendy Bukiet.
December 16, 2011
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Christmas Pageants
December 9, 2011
Christmas Pageants
From generation to generation, adults and children have reenacted the story of the humble origins of Jesus and conveyed the Christmas message.
December 9, 2011
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John Witvliet Extended Interview
December 9, 2011
John Witvliet Extended Interview
A Christmas pageant, says Calvin College professor of music and worship John Witvliet, is one of the best places in modern culture to witness "a genuine sense of mystery and even solemnity."
December 9, 2011
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Ethics of Human Enhancement
December 9, 2011
Ethics of Human Enhancement
"Computers will match us in emotional intelligence, which includes our whole moral system," says inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil.
December 9, 2011
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Ray Kurzweil Extended Interview
December 9, 2011
Ray Kurzweil Extended Interview
Biological and technological evolution "is a spiritual process," says this leading futurist. "Entities become more godlike, never reaching that ideal but moving in that direction exponentially."
December 9, 2011
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Christian Brugger Extended Interview
December 9, 2011
Christian Brugger Extended Interview
Purposefulness and self-sacrifice in human life "can never be reduced to a machine," according to this bioethicist.
December 9, 2011
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The New Roman Missal
December 2, 2011
The New Roman Missal
Father Larry Janowski says the new, more literal translation of the words of the Mass from the original Latin are “like sawdust in the mouth. They’re difficult to say.”
December 2, 2011
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Rev. Edward Foley Extended Interview
December 2, 2011
Rev. Edward Foley Extended Interview
“There is no such thing as a perfect translation. Every translation is in some ways an experiment, and there are many parts of the new translation that are much better.”
December 2, 2011
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Heaven and Hell
December 2, 2011
Heaven and Hell
“It seems to me like the church would be the place that would lead the way in having dangerous conversations,” says megachurch pastor Rob Bell, author of the controversial “Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.”
December 2, 2011
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