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August 2007


Mother Teresa's Struggle

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Pre-publication buzz about a book containing Mother Teresa's private writings, Come Be My Light, occasioned an unusually strong burst of media attention last week, including a cover story in Time and coverage on all the major networks. The big news was that the Albanian-born religious who devoted ...

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religion
Christianity

Creating Congregations That Work

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Making sense of America's ever evolving religion scene is no easy task. Are those churches, synagogues, and mosques most successful that adapt to the needs and tastes of our time? Or are orthodoxy and traditionalism the way to win and hold young spiritual seekers? Is free-form spirituality slowly ...

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religion

Science in the Islamic World

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Almost every standard world history textbook notes and celebrates Islam's golden age of science. Between the ninth and 13th centuries, Muslim scholars not only translated into Arabic the great works of Greek medicine, mathematics, and science but also pushed forward the frontiers of discovery in ...

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Islam
Pakistan

Where Catholicism Is Going

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Anyone following developments in the Roman Catholic Church today knows the work of John Allen. In addition to reporting prolifically for the National Catholic Reporter, formerly from Rome but more recently from New York, Allen has written timely books on everything from the organization of the ...

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Catholic Church