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New York Times Religion and Belief News

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  1. Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76
    Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.
  2. Two Women Enter a Temple. A Country Erupts.
    The debate over whether women of childbearing age can visit a shrine in southern India has become a battle involving caste, gender, party politics and history.
  3. Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ Into a Blessing
    Four new literary works revisit African history, refiguring age-old maledictions as a birthright, a special form of insight, a superpower, a redemption. Julian Lucas explains.
  4. American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup
    Is the world ready for another Great Schism?
  5. How Cancer Changes Hope
    Facing death, I felt the connection between the past and the present more deeply than I ever thought I would.
  6. Is Any Topic Off Limits When You Write for Teenagers? Maybe Just One
    Young adult books now address every corner of teenage experience, no matter how dark or racy. But few authors dare to write about religion and faith.
  7. Going to Church Online
    The lead pastors of Churchome Global say the experience it offers doesn’t have to be isolating.
  8. Professor, Was Jesus Really Born to a Virgin?
    I question William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University about Christianity.
  9. An Art of Faith, Facts and Miracles
    The votive objects at Bard Graduate Center constitute an art form all their own — tokens that say “please” and “thank you.”
  10. 7 Standards for Your End-of-Year Donations
    Often neglected, these considerations can guide you to increased confidence in your charitable choices.


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