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Christians Divided Over Science Of Human Origins

The story of Adam and Eve is a primary belief for many Christians. Some scholars argue research on the human genome shows that modern humans did not descend from the Biblical couple, and that Christianity must reconcile modern science and religious beliefs. Originally broadcast September 22, 2011.
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50 Years After Vatican II Transformation Continues

The Catholic Church started an ambitious effort 50 years ago to adapt to the modern world. Vatican II changed everything from the language used during worship, to the role of women within the Catholic church. Host Michel Martin discusses the role of Vatican II in today's church with Greg Tobin, author of The Good Pope.
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Dalai Lama Appoints American To A Top Post

An American monk is now leading one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama appointed Nicholas Vreeland as the abbot of a southern Indian monastery to help bridge Buddhist tradition with the Western world. Vreeland talks with host Michel Martin about what it means to be an American holding such an important post.

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