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.
Episode #1847 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
*Religion in Cuba - With the approval of plans to build the first new Catholic church in over 50 years and Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the country in September, there are signs of increasing openness to religious life in Cuba after 50 years of repressive Communist rule. < br>*Women's Mosque of America - American Muslim women can feel marginalized at worship services in traditional mosques. Only men are allowed to lead the prayers and preach the sermons, and women are usually seated in separate areas. But at the new WomenA's Mosque of America, believed to be the first female-only mosque in the U.S., women are in charge, and participants hope to influence the larger Muslim community to be more inclusive.
*Upanayanam - We visited a Hindu religious coming-of-age ceremony for nine-year-old Rushil Ramakrishnan at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland. Also known as the "sacred thread" ceremony, it is typically performed for boys between the ages of 8 and 16 and traditionally marks the start of their formal education. Dr. Siva Subramanian, founder of Sri Siva Vishnu Temple as well as other Hindu associations in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, explains the meaning and significance of its elaborate rituals and Sanskrit chants.
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Episode #1848 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Tentative: In a rare interview, we talk with the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims. He builds schools, hospitals and infrastructure in some of the poorest parts of the world.