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October 10, 2005

Vol.193 / No.10
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson October 10, 2005

"Getting out of prison, I had no job and no place to go, so I ended up in a shelter in Brooklyn,” said José Carrero. A recent graduate of the Ready, Willing & Able program of the Doe Fund, which helps homeless people become independent, José spoke these words at its annual graduatio

Barbara Crooker October 10, 2005

Outside my window, the bushes have turned, redder

Lawrence S. Cunningham October 10, 2005

In 1918 the German religion scholar Friedrich Heiler published his great phenomenological study of prayer which for all its merits and sympathy for prayer was flawed by his rigid separation of prayer from ritual gesture folk custom and icon Heiler rsquo s restrictive methodology did not come

Rabbi Michael Lerner October 10, 2005

From the evening of Oct. 3 (the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year) till dark on Oct. 13 (the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement), Jews around the world have been engaged in an intense annual period of repentance. This yearperhaps every yearAmerican society ought to join us in this

John A. Coleman October 10, 2005

Has the pluribus in the vaunted boast begun to submerge even eradicate the unum America has become Robert Wuthnow the director of Princeton University rsquo s Center for the Study of American Religion argues in this new book a more religiously diverse nation Buddhist and Hindu temples and Mo

G. Jefferson Price, III October 10, 2005

Andrew S. Natsios, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, sent a shudder through the room at a food aid conference in Kansas City, Mo., in May when he said that food aid to the survivors of disasters is a higher priority than aid for development programs. Two-thirds to thre

The Editors October 10, 2005

As the U.S. Senate began its confirmation debate on President Bush’s nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. for chief justice of the Supreme Court, the outcome of that debate seemed assured: Judge Roberts would be confirmed as the nation’s 17th chief justice with overwhelming approval b