Barbara Bradley Hagerty http://ripr.org en After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope http://ripr.org/post/after-tragedy-nonbelievers-find-other-ways-cope The Mile High Gliding facility at the Boulder Airport in Colorado is one of Carol Fiore's favorite haunts. And it's a perfect day for flying: clear, breezy and with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains.<p>Fiore used to fly gliders regularly, but a few years ago she stopped. Flying them had become painful.<p>"I felt, in a way, that I was searching for something that wasn't there," Fiore says. "I was looking for that laughter and that incredible time that I had flying with Eric, and he wasn't in the plane with me. I was by myself."<p>Eric was Fiore's husband for 20 years. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 8451 at http://ripr.org After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope Finding New Meaning In The Loss Of A Son http://ripr.org/post/finding-new-meaning-loss-son <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS7JrI-JPOc</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:03:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1786 at http://ripr.org Finding New Meaning In The Loss Of A Son Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith http://ripr.org/post/mormonism-scrutinized-yet-evolving-faith Mitt Romney refused to mix religion with politics in this year's presidential campaign, but that didn't repress people's curiosity about Mormonism. His candidacy brought the homegrown faith into the spotlight.<p>Patrick Mason, a professor and chairman of the Mormon Studies program at Claremont Graduate University, says attention paid to his faith has been twofold. On one hand, it's been good for attracting new converts. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:53:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 647 at http://ripr.org Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith A Peek Inside The Westboro Baptist Church http://ripr.org/post/peek-inside-westboro-baptist-church Westboro Baptist Church first gained notoriety in 1998, when members picketed at the funeral of Matthew Shepherd, who was murdered because he was gay.<p>Since then, the members have protested at the funerals of public figures such as Elizabeth Edwards, children killed in bus accidents and soldiers killed in war. Shirley Phelps-Roper, the church spokeswoman, says the members want God to punish Americans for tolerating homosexuality. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:58:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 19351 at http://ripr.org A Peek Inside The Westboro Baptist Church