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, Jul 23, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
RELIGION AND THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION - Religious groups have played an active role in this week's Republican National Convention - both inside and outside the convention hall. Kim Lawton has a special report from Cleveland, where she spoke with faith-motivated delegates and with religious leaders who are mobilizing support for Donald Trump and those who have concerns about the GOPA's rhetoric and platform.
STREAMING CHURCH SERVICES - Many churches broadcast their worship services - edited, usually, and distributed over the air or on cable. Now, more and more churches are taking advantage of streaming to present their services live, over the internet and available around the world. There are problems, such as how to include absent audiences in such rituals as communion or baptisms. But Dan Lothian reports from Dallas that many worshippers say watching a streamed service is a lot better than having no church service at all.
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
VIOLENCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RACE AND JUSTICE - Amid this week's interfaith memorial service for the slain police officers in Dallas and ongoing protests against police killings of black men, many faith leaders have been calling for dramatic changes in race relations, law enforcement policies and the pursuit of justice. Bob Abernethy and Kim Lawton talk about the current challenges and prospects for healing with Lisa Sharon Harper of the Christian social justice group Sojourners and author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can be Made Right.
CATHOLIC DEACONS - In the Roman Catholic Church, laymen called deacons may perform some duties of priests, such as presiding at baptisms, marriages and funerals. Currently, only men are allowed to be Catholic deacons. Pope Francis recently said he would establish a commission to study whether the diaconate should be opened to women as well. Judy Valente reports on the role of deacons and efforts to see women included in that role.
VIRGINIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY'S NEW ORGAN - At the Virginia Theological Seminary, a fire in 2010 destroyed the chapel and its beloved, 100-year-old pipe organ. Its replacement has now been built from scratch by Taylor and Boody in Staunton, Virginia. It is another mechanical pipe organ, nothing electronic, and it has received rave reviews. Seminary professor William Roberts describes the new instrument as "an organ that sings."
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 17, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
KQED World: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
CHURCH SECURITY - Churches and other houses of worship have traditionally keep their facilities open, even when worship services are not taking place. But recent shootings and incidents of gun violence have prompted some congregations to reassess how they can remain open and welcoming while still keeping members secure. Lucky Severson reports on the issue and speaks with clergy, laity, and police in Fairfax, Virginia, and Oxford, Mississippi.
KIRK FRANKLIN - Music critics say during his more than 20-year-long career Kirk Franklin has revolutionized gospel music, blending it with R&B, rap, pop, and hip-hop. He has received 10 Grammy awards and has sold more than 10 million albums. Kim Lawton caught up with Franklin in Baltimore during his most recent concert tour, where they talked about faith, failure, and his desire to "make God famous."
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
KQED World: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
THE SUPREME COURT 2016 - It was a term defined by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Nevertheless, the High Court completed its work this week (June 27) after handing down a number of decisions important to religious communities. The eight justices ruled on immigration, abortion, the so-called A?contraception mandateA? in the Affordable Care Act, and affirmative action in college admissions. Bob Abernethy and Kim Lawton discuss the cases and decisions with Richard Wolf, who covers the court for USA Today.
AMISH GRACE - This year is the tenth anniversary of what the Amish people in Pennsylvania call A?The Happening. In the village of Nickel Mines, in Lancaster County, a heavily armed young man - not Amish - entered an Amish schoolhouse and murdered five little girls, wounded five more, and then killed himself. David Tereshchuk reports from Amish country both on what happened and on the extraordinary demonstrations of faith and forgiveness that followed.
EID AL-FITR - The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end (July 6). Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia describes the rituals and spiritual significance of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that marks the end of month-long daily fasts. (Originally broadcast 7/17/2015.)
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 7:00 AM