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: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
CHRISTIANS COUNTERING ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC - There's been a lot of negative campaign language about Islam this election season - calls for banning Muslims from entering the US and for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods. But there are also serious attempts underway to oppose anti-Muslim rhetoric. Kim Lawton reports on efforts in Nashville, TN to counter hateful speech by building personal relationships between Christians and Muslims. She talks with Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of an evangelical mega-church and author of How Not to Kill a Muslim: A Manifesto of Hope for Christianity and Islam in North America, along with Muslim community leaders who are participating in the bridge-building efforts.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENT LIFE - How would finding extraterrestrial intelligence affect your religious beliefs? What might it tell us about ourselves? What would the theological implications be? Lucky Severson talks with astrobiology experts and theologians, who say for some people, dealing with intelligence out there would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that's very threatening, because somehow we won't be as special as we have been. The most important reason to search for extraterrestrials isn't even to find them, but to understand ourselves better. We have assumptions about what it means to be human, what it means to be intelligent, what it means to be civilized. If we have the opportunity to meet someone indirectly through radio signals from another world, that will give us a radically new way of looking at ourselves.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SHABBAT - Jews around the world will commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 5th. At a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling, we listen to one survivor, Lola Byron, who shares her story with teenaged Jewish girls at a Sabbath dinner aimed at encouraging future generations to know their history and be proud of the Jewish faith.
- KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 3:30 AM