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New Passover Seder Haggadah
March 30, 2012
New Passover Seder Haggadah
"This haggadah is trying to draw in as many people as possible to participate in the service," says artist Mark Podwal, who describes his illustrations for the text. "For me," says Podwal, "my art is prayer."
March 30, 2012
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Mark Podwal Extended Interview
March 30, 2012
Mark Podwal Extended Interview
"For symbols related to spring...I have flowers growing out of a menorah. I have the fruits of Israel. I have two pomegranates with Torah shields...so that each pomegranate is a mini-Torah."
March 30, 2012
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Pope Visits Cuba
March 23, 2012
Pope Visits Cuba
Catholic Cubans have strong lay networks, says Catholic News Service staff writer Patricia Zapor, but they still need and want "a little bit more of everything—more freedom, more services, more priests."
March 23, 2012
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Seventh-day Adventists and Health
March 23, 2012
Seventh-day Adventists and Health
"How they relate to God and their fellow man, their diet, their exercise, their avoidance of tobacco and alcohol—all of that collectively contributes to longevity," says Loma Linda University public health professor Larry Beeson.
March 23, 2012
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Moral Questions After Afghan Massacre
March 16, 2012
Moral Questions After Afghan Massacre
"People across the political spectrum, right to left, are beginning to wonder if we are committed to a mission whose success is dubious now at best because of the way we’ve defined it," says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
March 16, 2012
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William Galston on Just War Ethics and Syria
March 16, 2012
William Galston on Just War Ethics and Syria
Does the US have a duty to act? Is it possible to somehow intervene in Syria and still do more good than harm? "Nothing is certain in human affairs," says this political and moral philosopher.
March 16, 2012
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Advance Directives
March 16, 2012
Advance Directives
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, 96 percent of all adults die with a completed advance directive. The directives are often based on end-of-life conversations that reflect a patient’s spiritual and ethical values.
March 16, 2012
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Bernard Hammes Extended Interview
March 16, 2012
Bernard Hammes Extended Interview
When you talk about end-of-life issues, according to Gundersen Lutheran Health System’s director of clinical ethics, “you’re really talking about the meaning of life, about your religious beliefs and faith, and ultimately about who you are.”
March 16, 2012
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Leith Anderson Extended Interview
March 16, 2012
Leith Anderson Extended Interview
Advance directives respect familial relationships, spiritual values, and individual choices, says the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
March 16, 2012
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St. Mary’s Abbey
March 16, 2012
St. Mary’s Abbey
"We live by the work of our hands and also have some left for helping out those who are maybe less fortunate," says the abbess of St. Mary's, Ireland's only Cistercian monastery for women.
March 16, 2012
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Post-Super Tuesday Analysis
March 9, 2012
Post-Super Tuesday Analysis
"Rick Santorum is a very particular kind of Catholic...A lot of Catholics don’t see themselves in him, and a lot of people actually don’t even know that he’s Catholic. Most people assume he’s an evangelical," says Religion News Service editor in chief Kevin Eckstrom. know that he’s ...
March 9, 2012
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Religion and Social Media
March 9, 2012
Religion and Social Media
In the brave new world of social media, says communication professor Stephen O'Leary, church authorities from pastors to the heads of denominations "no longer have the kind of control they once did."
March 9, 2012
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