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Republicans and Religion/Violence in Najaf/William Sloan Coffin (#752)

Kim Lawton examines the many ways the Republican Party is reaching out to its core religious constituents -- particularly conservative Catholics and evangelicals. Dr. Akbar Ahmed from American University discusses the religious significance of the ongoing violence in Najaf and and how the intervention by the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani could impact efforts to end the fighting; Bob Abernethy talks with 80-year-old William Sloan Coffin, former anti-war activist and well-known Presbyterian pastor, about his views on faith, civil rights, U.S. policies in Iraq and his lifelong commitment to world peace. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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