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Religion Ethics

For more than a decade, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY has been breaking ground in news reporting since its national debut on PBS in September 1997.

Posted 6/4/09 at 2:54 PM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - June 5

Listed below are program highlights for RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY #1240 distributed nationally this Friday, June 5, 2009:

  • Muslim Reaction to Obama's Address - Bob Abernethy is joined by Dr. Vali Nasr, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Kate Seelye, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY correspondent who specializes in coverage of the Middle East, for a studio discussion and analysis of Muslim reaction to President Barack Obama's speech this week in Egypt.
  • Thomas Merton - Judy Valente looks at the spiritual legacy of the late Thomas Merton, one of the most influential Catholic writers of the 20th century. (Rebroadcast from November 21, 2008) 

        Web link: www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/november-21-2008/thomas-merton/1378/

Posted 5/7/09 at 4:34 PM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - May 8

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will include the following reports: FULL POST

Posted 5/1/09 at 10:19 AM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - May 1

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will include the following reports:

  • The Moral Debate About Torture - Bob Abernethy talks with Dr. Shaun Casey from Wesley Theological Seminary and Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain with the University of Chicago about the moral debate over whether torture is justified and what should be done to those who authorize it.
  • Sister Cyril - Fred de Sam Lazaro travels to Calcutta for a look at how Sister Cyril Mooney, an Irish nun belonging to the Loreto Order, is transforming the lives of thousands of underprivileged students.
  • Religion and Obama's First 100 Days - Kim Lawton reports on how some religious groups are assessing the first 100 days of the Obama Administration and their access to the White House.

Posted 4/23/09 at 3:17 PM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - April 24

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This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will include the following reports: FULL POST

Posted 4/17/09 at 10:29 AM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - April 17

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Posted 4/9/09 at 11:19 AM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - April 10

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This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY(distributed Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will include the following reports: FULL POST

Posted 4/2/09 at 3:05 PM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - April 3

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will include the following reports:

  • MLK Jr. in Gandhi's Footsteps - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the commemorative visit to India by a special State Department delegation retracing the steps of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic pilgrimage there 50 years ago to pay homage to Mohandas Gandhi.
  • Hispanic Holy Week - Kim Lawton looks at the many ways Hispanic Americans make Holy Week come alive.
  • Walzer on Passover's Exodus Story - American political philosopher Dr. Michael Walzer discusses how the Exodus story told during Passover has been an inspiration for social change through the ages.

Posted 3/19/09 at 3:41 PM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - March 19

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This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will include the following reports: FULL POST

Posted 3/5/09 at 2:36 PM | Religion Ethics

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - March 5

NEWSLETTER
MARCH 5, 2009

This Week on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Following is a brief outline of the stories Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly will be covering this week. SPECIAL NOTE: Because the show may be pre-empted in several markets due to special PBS Pledge programming scheduled through March 15, the following reports listed are being rebroadcast and are already available on our Web site.

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