John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Should Military Chaplains Have To Believe In God?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The United States military chaplaincy program has a proud heritage that stretches all the way back to the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

"They are rabbis, ministers, imams and priests who serve our nation's heroes and their families as committed members of the U.S. Army," according to one ...

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In Hollywood, The Actor Who Gives The Call To Prayer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

For the next year, NPR will take a musical journey across America, which is one of the most religiously diverse countries on earth. We want to discover and celebrate the many ways in which people make spiritual music — individually and collectively, inside and outside houses of worship.

It is ...

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Shout Bands Stir Up Tubular Fervor In Charlotte

Monday, July 15, 2013

For the next year, NPR will take a musical journey across America, which is one of the most religiously diverse countries on earth. We want to discover and celebrate the many ways in which people make spiritual music — individually and collectively, inside and outside houses of worship.

In the ...

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Abortion Rights Activists Plan Challenge To Texas Measure

Saturday, July 13, 2013

In a major victory for the anti-abortion movement, the Texas state Senate passed a sweeping bill early Saturday that has become a flashpoint in the national abortion debate. Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign it in short order.

But the fight is not over. Abortion rights supporters say that ...

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Why Catastrophic Airline Crashes Have Become More Survivable

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Boeing 777 that crash-landed in San Francisco has one of the best safety records in the industry. In addition to the plane's solid reputation, many other factors helped save lives in Saturday's crash — from fire-rescue training to aircraft design.

If you look at pictures of the gutted, charred ...

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Seeing The Psychotropic, Photographing The Phantasmagoric

Monday, June 03, 2013

I'm sitting in my neighborhood bakery, the Upper Crust in Austin, Texas, trying to read my newspaper and enjoy an oatmeal muffin, but I can't stop staring at the photographs on the wall. A native man, his face painted weirdly, holds a great scowling iguana on his head; a boy ...

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Controversy Brews Over Church's Hallucinogenic Tea Ritual

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A small church in Santa Fe, N.M., has grown up around a unique sacrament. Twice a month, the congregation meets in a ritualized setting to drink Brazilian huasca tea, which has psychoactive properties said to produce a trance-like state.

The Supreme Court confirmed the UDV church's right to exist ...

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Two Decades Later, Some Branch Davidians Still Believe

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Twenty years ago, federal agents clashed with David Koresh's Branch Davidian community near Waco, Texas. The standoff ended with a raid and fire that killed some 80 people. It's remembered as one of the darkest chapters in American law enforcement history.

Two decades later, some of the Branch Davidians who ...

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Thousands Trek To New Mexico Chapel On Good Friday

Friday, March 29, 2013

Driving in northern New Mexico requires special caution on Good Friday. Tens of thousands of people — some walking all night — are converging on the village of Chimayo to pray inside a 200-year-old chapel before a carved wooden image of Jesus.

As it does every year, the highway department ...

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