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On March 17, scientists announced new findings consistent with the Big Bang Theory. Gravitational waves dating back to instants after the universe came into being, 13.7 billion years ago, were detected by telescope.

Regardless of mounting empirical evidence calling into question the account of creation described in the Bible’s book of Genesis, those who are firmly in the Creationism camp are unlikely to be swayed.

More than 50 years later communities of faith are still the most segregated major institutions in America. Why?

Tova Hartman opens the door to her apartment with a warm smile, speaking softly and casually dressed. With her down-to-earth femininity, she doesn't exactly look like a rabble-rouser within Orthodox Judaism. Which, perhaps, is precisely what makes her so effective.

The 53-year old psychologist and Jewish scholar has used her decidedly feminist Orthodox synagogue to mount a formidable challenge to the male bastion of religious orthodoxy:

CocoRosie’s childhood, in part, was what shaped the charismatic freaky folk group they are today. Sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady went on vision quests with their father, a Native American shaman, and created beyond studio walls with their mother as an artist and musician. Experiencing CocoRosie's music is reminiscent of growing up reading R.L Stine’s Goosebumps novels under the covers while your beloved Furby sings you a sweet lullabye. It is both unnerving and comforting.

Few expressions of religion are as public and inescapable as buildings. It is difficult to hide temples, churches, chapels, mosques, and shrines from public view. Millions of people in all cultures enter and use them, and billions recognize them in skylines or down the block. So I assess and comment on them as part of my mission to focus on the social and cultural phenomena connected with “the sacred.”

Talk show pioneer Phil Donahue opens up on his remarkable perspective on the last half century of America and who we are now. He shares his personal transformations on race, gender roles, and parenting in the dramatic era he captured on television.


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