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Lessons On Forgiveness From T.D. Jakes

He was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. Now Jakes speaks with host Michel Martin about his latest book Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven. They discuss how to begin the process of forgiving, and how it plays into current events like the case of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
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Vatican, Israel Spar Over Disputed Last Supper Site

On Thursday, many Christians mark Holy Thursday, the day of Jesus' Last Supper. The site where that supper is said to have taken place, is venerated by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Israel controls the building, but the Vatican says it belongs to the church. The two sides have held talks for over two decades, and they may be near a deal.
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'Did Jesus Exist?' A Historian Makes His Case

Some claim that Jesus is a myth, created for nefarious or altruistic purposes. Some truly believed that Jesus lived and breathed. But did he really? Is there any historical evidence? Historian and religious studies professor Bart Ehrman answers these questions in his new book, Did Jesus Exist?.
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New 'Haggadah': A Sacred Text, And A Good Read

Novelists Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander set out to bring literary quality to an ancient sacred text with New American Haggadah. Foer edited the volume, while Englander provided new translations from the original Hebrew and Aramaic.
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Keeping Kosher in Washington

The easy part: avoiding cheeseburgers, pork chops, and lobster. The hard part: dining out with friends at a sit down kosher restaurant. We look at what Kosher is, what it isn't, why the rules get more complicated at Passover, and why they matter to anyone who isn't Jewish.

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Member: Opus Dei Focused On Religion Not Politics

Rick Santorum's ties to the Catholic group Opus Dei have been recently highlighted in news reports. Guest host Jacki Lyden continues the conversation about Opus Dei with long-time member, John Coverdale. They discuss the role of religion in politics and address claims that the group promotes a conservative political agenda.
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Santorum Puts New Spotlight On Opus Dei

Recent reports highlight GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's connections with the Catholic group Opus Dei. Critics say the group has an extreme agenda, others say it simply has a strong mission. Guest host Jacki Lyden takes a look at the group's influence on American political culture with John Allen, author of the 2005 book Opus Dei.

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