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.
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RELIGION AND PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS 2016 - We round up the religion-and-politics news of the week, from Donald Trump's meeting with evangelicals to reactions from supporters and detractors.
MORMON WELFARE PROGRAM - There may be other charities that are larger or more helpful, but the welfare tradition within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must be one of the world's best. As Lucky Severson reports from Salt Lake City, the program supplies food, clothes, and all kinds of care to those in need - Mormon or not. The relief is always free, and the men and women who do the work - growers, packers, distributors, and caregivers - are all volunteers.
QUAKERS IN COSTA RICA - In the 1950s, when there was still a draft forcing many young men into military service, a group of Quakers, mostly from Alabama, decided their religious commitment to nonviolence forced them to leave the US rather than bear arms. They moved to Costa Rica in Central America, and helped that country preserve and develop its forests - so much so it is now among the world's most popular destinations for eco-tourists. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Quaker community in Monteverde, Costa Rica. < br>BRING A FRIEND TO MOSQUE - During their holy month of Ramadan, many mosques around the country encourage members to invite non-Muslim friends and neighbors to the special iftar dinner that breaks their daylight fasting. Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia describes how the project helps build bridges. (Originally broadcast 7/17/2015)
Episode #1944 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Tentatively scheduled: As the US Supreme Court wraps up its current term, we look at religious responses to some of its major rulings, from its decision to effectively block President Obama's immigration plan to what might be the most significant abortion ruling by the court since 1992.