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, Deborah Potter and Bob Faw, 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. This season, segments will include the role religion will play in the 2012 elections and its involvement in various controversial issues; profiles of individuals whose faith impels them to extraordinary actions; pieces examining the role of religion in international affairs; and segments that explore medical ethics and bio-ethics issues. The program will also continue its much-praised reporting on the role of spirituality in the lives of men and women of all religious traditions and none.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - The national council of the Boy Scouts of America will vote next week on a proposal to lift the long-standing ban on gay scouts, although allowing gay adult leaders is not under consideration. As Deborah Potter reports, most scout troops are sponsored by faith-based groups, some of whom say that lifting the ban is incompatible with scout values, and could lead them to withdraw their sponsorship.
SEQUESTRATION AND THE POOR - The $ 85 billion federal spending cuts imposed by sequestration will severely impact city governments and their programs for the poor-programs like Head Start, supplemental nutrition and public housing. The head of Catholic Charities in Maryland tells Lucky Severson that his budget is a "moral document" and that failure to ease the cuts on programs for the poor is "frankly immoral."
REFORMING WASHINGTON - Host Bob Abernethy profiles former White House press secretary Mike McCurry. McCurry has a new graduate degree from Wesley Seminary and wants to change Washington's political climate. < br />SIKH TURBAN SHOWDOWN - At a Sikh Foundation of Virginia "Turban Showdown," Sikh parents helped children wrap their turbans. Youth and education coordinator Surinder Singh explains the meaning of the turban and why, for Sikhs, it is a mark of pride, respect and responsibility.
- KQED World: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
KQED World: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
GUIDING RAGE INTO POWER - GRIP: A program in California's San Quentin prison that uses meditation to help inmates address the root causes of their violent behavior. The creator of the program tells correspondent Kate Olson that even though they are in prison, they are nevertheless part of a community, and they are learning not to create violence but to resolve it.
ULTRA-ORTHODOX HASIDIC JEWS: There are more than 300,000 of them in the US and Canada, living in tightly-knit communities that observe the strict rules of the Torah. Lucky Severson reports that those who have left the communities say they sometimes find themselves ostracized by their own families, who have been taught that the outside world is "demonic" and "dangerous."
- KQED World: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
KQED World: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
IRAQI REFUGEES: 10 years after the US invasion of Iraq this country has taken in more than 64,000 Iraqi refugees. Some of the refugees are living in the San Diego area, where they have family connections. As Saul Gonzalez reports, many are fearful of returning to Iraq because of sectarian violence and criminal gangs, but have had trouble adjusting to life in this country.
ROOM TO READ: This nonprofit organization has set up 1500 schools and 15,000 libraries - with millions of books - in Cambodia and 9 other countries. As Lucky Severson reports, its founder is John Wood, who resigned from Microsoft to lead the project and who says "if you don't get an education, can't read or write, the odds are stacked against you." < br />MUSLIM ANTI-TERRORISM: Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council talks with Bob Abernethy and Kim Lawton about efforts to prevent radicalization among Muslims in the US.
- KQED World: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
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