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Born Again: From the Bible to Billy Graham
July 08, 2016

An evangelical pastor says Donald Trump has been born again. But what does 'born again' mean? And how has it changed over time? Then, Southern Baptists take on the Confederate flag, and their own heritage
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Looking Back at 'Born Again' July 08, 2016
There’s been plenty of reporting about whether evangelical voters will line up behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. After all, he’s been married three times, owns gambling casinos, and says he’s never asked for God’s forgiveness. But according to James Dobson, a leading evangelical pastor, Trump has been 'born again.' That got us thinking about the very concept of being born again, where it came from, and what it actually means today.

Read about Pastor James Dobson's claim that Trump has been born again.

Pictured top left: Richard Nixon with Billy Graham at one of Graham's 'crusades.'  Bottom: Graham in 1966.

Lincoln Mullen, history professor at George Mason University

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Southern Baptists Take on the Confederate Flag, and Their Own Heritage July 08, 2016
Last summer, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans as they worshiped at their church in Charleston, South Carolina. Because the shooter frequently displayed the Confederate Flag, the massacre set off a nationwide discussion on the use of that symbol. Now, a year later, the Southern Baptists have added their voices to the conversation. Their convention recently passed a resolution denouncing any use of the Confederate Flag. This decision wasn’t just a statement on the Charleston Massacre. It was a comment on the church’s own troubled past. After all, the Southern Baptist Convention’s founding is directly tied to a defense of slavery.
Dwight McKissic,  founder of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas
James Merritt,  lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia
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Fiddler Forever July 08, 2016
For more than 50 years now, no matter what’s happening outside the theatre doors, audiences have been able to walk right into the world of Tevye the milkman and his five daughters, in "Fiddler on the Roof." Our producer Arielle Zionts explores how Fiddler remains relevant, from generation to generation.

Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof
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Remembering Elie Wiesel July 08, 2016
Elie Wiesel was the iconic face of suffering -- and survival. Sent to Auschwitz with his family when he was 15, he went on to write Night, a short masterpiece of just over 100 pages that helped the world understand an experience that was nearly incomprehensible. Wiesel died in his home on July 2, at the age of 87. In this 2013 interview, he spoke with Nadine Epstein, editor-in-chief of Moment, about his own mortality.

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, human rights activist, and Nobel laureate