Buddhist Obon Festival
July 18, 2003
Buddhist Obon Festival
Buddhists pay special tribute to the dead during the Bon or Obon Festival — the Feast of Lanterns.
July 18, 2003
Church of God in Christ
March 14, 2003
Church of God in Christ
The Church of God in Christ, now the fourth largest Christian denomination in the U.S., teaches classic Christian doctrine: the Bible is God’s word. But COGIC members also put special emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit, of which the surest sign — many say — is speaking in ...
March 14, 2003
Brother Amos
February 21, 2003
Brother Amos
R & E takes a look at the life of a Trappist monk at Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina. “It’s a life of transformation. It’s about a person becoming more like Christ,” says Father Aelred Hagen.
February 21, 2003
Hanukkah
November 22, 2002
Hanukkah
Susan Braunstein, Curator of Archaeology and Judaica at the Jewish Museum of New York, explains the traditions of Hanukkah.
November 22, 2002
Ramadan Moon
November 8, 2002
Ramadan Moon
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five so-called pillars of Islam, an obligation of Muslims worldwide. Muslims use a lunar calendar, and Ramadan begins with the new moon. But for devout Muslims, it’s not enough to calculate mathematically when the crescent moon rises. It has to ...
November 8, 2002
The Rosary
October 18, 2002
The Rosary
For nearly a millennium, part of Roman Catholic prayer life has included saying the rosary, with each rosary bead representing a prayer. The rosary includes a set of meditations on the life of Christ, known as mysteries. Use of the rosary, has diminished in recent years but many Catholics say it's ...
October 18, 2002
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Camp Revival
October 11, 2002
Camp Revival
"It's good to be able to see where we were and where we've come from. So this camp meeting is an opportunity for us to go back and reflect," says Rev. Randy Mincey. We visit the Rock Springs campground in northwest Georgia, where they've been having camp meetings since 1887.
October 11, 2002
Jewish High Holidays
September 13, 2002
Jewish High Holidays
"Repentance, prayer, and charity are the hallmark[s] of this season," says Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, "We search our souls and then we pour out our souls to God, saying, 'God help us, give us the strength to be the kind of people that we want to be.'"
September 13, 2002
Exploring Religious America, Part One
April 26, 2002
Exploring Religious America, Part One
Part one of a five-part series exploring religious America: In partnership with U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY conducted a national poll on religion and spirituality in American life. Part one investigates the challenges and consequences of religious diversity in ...
April 26, 2002
The Passover Haggadah
March 22, 2002
The Passover Haggadah
"The freedom that is so important in the Passover story, in the Haggadah, is something that doesn’t belong to a specific time period 3,000 years ago...There’s a fresh message available to be garnered from the Passover story no matter when or who is looking at it," says David Wachtel of the ...
March 22, 2002
Stations of the Cross
March 22, 2002
Stations of the Cross
During Holy Week, Western Christians remember Jesus' crucifixion, and the days leading up to it. One of the most moving observances, especially for Catholics, is walking the 14 Stations of the Cross, each one representing an event as Jesus carried his cross to Calvary, where he was put to death.
March 22, 2002
Tibetan New Year
February 8, 2002
Tibetan New Year
For Tibetan Buddhists, the new year is celebrated with dancing, and R & E sat in as members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Washington, D.C. performed. Our guide was Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, who spoke of the power of negative and positive energy, and about the legends associated with snow ...
February 8, 2002