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Below you'll find more information on some of the topics touched on in Bill Moyers' conversation with Richard Rodriguez. You can also find more information on religion in the news in our main Resources section. Plus explore belief and doubt and freedom and tolerance and other matters in our Perspectives section.

"The Effect of Prayer on Heart Bypass Surgery Patients"
View details of the complete study published in the American Heart Journal.

Lent is the period of penance and fasting in the Christian tradition that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. This site contains a history of Lent and the changes in its observance.

Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead is a traditional catholic holiday which honors those that have passed away. View extensive images of this feast as celebrated in Mexico at this award winning Web site.

Good Friday
Good Friday, the holy day celebrated by most Christians on the Friday before Easter, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary. Learn more about this day including how it is celebrated in various Christian sects and the customs associated with it.

John the Baptist
John the Baptist is a key figure in the Biblical stories of Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels, it was John who baptized Jesus and his role was to announce his coming. This Web site offers a compilation of summaries about this prophet.

Abraham is regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites. He is a critical figure in all three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This site includes a summary of his life and links to passages in the bible that refer to him.

The Jesuits are members of the Society of Jesus, one of the largest religious orders of the Catholic Church. Their history, teachings and publications can be found at this site which belongs to the United States' branch of the order.

Victory Outreach
Victory Outreach is an international, church-oriented Christian ministry which states its mission as "the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ."

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