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Alejandro Beutel: Sharia Law and Fiqh Jurisprudence
March 9, 2011
Alejandro Beutel: Sharia Law and Fiqh Jurisprudence
At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, the government and policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council distinguished between the broad moral principles of Islamic sharia law and and the extremist fiqh jurisprudence of al Qaeda.
March 9, 2011
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Ash Wednesday with Pax Christi
March 9, 2011
Ash Wednesday with Pax Christi
The Catholic peace movement Pax Christi USA met outside the White House for prayers of repentance for war.
March 9, 2011
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Ashes to Ashes
March 9, 2011
Ashes to Ashes
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent for many Christans, and the imposition of ashes can serve as a reminder of human frailty, a public sign of religious faith, and an expression of pastoral care.
March 9, 2011
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Shrove Tuesday
March 8, 2011
Shrove Tuesday
The seriousness of Ash Wednesday and Lent was preceded this week by frivolity and the traditional pancake race at Washington's National Cathedral.
March 8, 2011
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Muslims Combating Extremism
March 4, 2011
Muslims Combating Extremism
"We want to prove to America that we are not terrorist suspects," says Imam Mahdi Bray. US Islamic groups have launched several projects to fight extremism within their own communities, particularly among young people.
March 4, 2011
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Imam Mahdi Bray Extended Interview
March 4, 2011
Imam Mahdi Bray Extended Interview
Despite America's trials and tribulations, one of the country's redeeming qualities is that somehow it eventually finds a way to "get it right."
March 4, 2011
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Religious Reaction to Budget Cuts
March 4, 2011
Religious Reaction to Budget Cuts
As Congress debates the budget, religious conservatives say the debt is a moral issue, and an interfaith coalition has launched a campaign to reduce military spending and prevent cuts for the poor.
March 4, 2011
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Mary Karr
March 4, 2011
Mary Karr
Writer Mary Karr says what struck her about Catholicism "wasn't the grandeur of the Mass, it was the simple faith of the people" and "the carnality of the church. There was a body on the cross."
March 4, 2011
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Mary Karr Extended Interview
March 4, 2011
Mary Karr Extended Interview
Watch much more of correspondent Judy Valente's conversation with Mary Karr about God, prayer, poetry, and the Catholic faith.
March 4, 2011
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Imam Feisal Rauf: Faith Communities in Post-Mubarak Egypt
March 2, 2011
Imam Feisal Rauf: Faith Communities in Post-Mubarak Egypt
Imam Feisal Rauf of New York City was in Washington this week and spoke with us about religion's positive potential in a post-Mubarak Egypt.
March 2, 2011
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Jim Wallis: What Would Jesus Cut?
March 2, 2011
Jim Wallis: What Would Jesus Cut?
A progressive evangelical says how you cut the deficit is a moral question.
March 2, 2011
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Religion and Worker Justice
February 25, 2011
Religion and Worker Justice
As states wrestle over workers' rights, union organizing, and difficult budget and deficit debates, what do religious leaders and organizations have to say?
February 25, 2011
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