Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
This series offers distinctive, informed and one-of-a-kind coverage of religion's role in American life, international news and major ethical issues. Its award-winning team of correspondents, including Lucky Severson, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Judy Valente, Saul Gonzalez, Betty Rollin, Tim O'Brien, and Deborah Potter, along with series host Bob Abernethy and managing editor Kim Lawton, have traveled around the world to report on stories about the faith communities, filling a void that is often neglected by other mainstream media.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Tentatively scheduled: The SmithsonianA's new Museum of African-American History and Culture opens in Washington. How does it portray the role of faith?
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
KQED World: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
* Spiritual Healthcare - More and more hospitals are now putting added emphasis on the spiritual care of their patients, and it is paying off both figuratively and literally. David Tereshchuk reports from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he interviews hospital chaplain Father Rick Bauer, who says that more than any other health professionals the chaplain "A?has the ability and the job to be totally present to you and listening to you."A? He also talks with Dr. Christina Puchalski, founder and director of George Washington University Medical SchoolA's Institute for Spirituality and Health, about the improved outcomes that result from having chaplains available to patients and the benefits for medical institutions of having better patient satisfaction. Says Dr. Puchalski: A?"You can'A't practice excellent patient care if you don'A't practice excellent spiritual care."A?
* One Extraordinary Church - We take you to The House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a widely unconventional congregation led by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. She told Lucky Severson her language, teaching, and tattoos symbolize her acceptance of everyone, and they of her. Their church is thriving.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
KQED World: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
* 9/11 Fifteenth Anniversary - New York University chaplains Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna were both students in New York on September 11, 2001. Both men say the events of that day profoundly shaped what would become their mission: interfaith engagement. Today, they help lead NYU'A's Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, which has become a model for other universities. Kim Lawton talks with the chaplains and some of their students about the lingering impact of 9/11 and a vision for interfaith relations based on friendship and human connection.
* Where Refugees Are Welcome - Much of the world is struggling to accommodate a record number of refugees. But in Uganda, in East Central Africa, refugees from 13 countries get land to farm, freedom to worship, schools for their children, and opportunities to go into business. Fred de Sam Lazaro explains that, despite many hardships and lives that are far from perfect, these new Ugandans are still doing well.
* Children's Hajj - Nearly 2 million Muslim pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca. The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and all Muslims are called to perform it at least once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially able to do so. We visited the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, where children were led through a mock hajj while Imam Johari Abdul-Malik explained the journey and the various rituals associated with it. Originally broadcast October 26, 2012.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
KQED World: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
THE SINGING MONKS OF NORCIA - In the Italian town where St. Benedict was born, Benedictine monks led by Father Cassian Folsom, an American, gather 9 times daily to worship God with Gregorian chants and prayer. Their singing was recorded, and it became a chart-topping album, allowing others outside the walls of the monastery to experience the music and devotions of monastic life. But last month the monks were among the victims of Central Italy's devastating earthquake, and they face the prospect of extensive repairs to their church and most of the monastery. Originally broadcast July 31, 2015.
DIGITAL ADDICTION - Americans are increasingly dependent on their digital devices, and while these provide undeniable benefits, some say their negative consequences must also be addressed. Kim Lawton talks with Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sherry Turkle, who says there must be times and places where conversations and human relationships are more important than technology. "Empathy is at stake," she says, "and we need empathy to raise children who are able to be ethical and moral people." Also interviewed are Tanya Schevitz of the Jewish cultural organization Reboot and the National Day of Unplugging, and Zen master Jane Dobisz, who leads device-free meditation retreats. Originally broadcast April 22, 2016.
CHURCH USHERS - We provide an inside look at the discipline and responsibilities of some highly trained ushers who are much more than church doorkeepers. The men and women who serve as ushers at Hemingway Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in District Heights, Maryland help create and maintain a spirit of worship. Originally broadcast April 8, 2016.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 12:00 PM