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.
Episode #1638 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
DECLINE OF BUDDHISM - Thailand is 95% Buddhist, but it is estimated that in the last 30 years the number of monks has declined by more than half. Lucky Severson reports that one reason is economic prosperity and consumerism; another is that while young boys at one time became monks to get free schooling at the temple, Thailand now offers 12 years of free education.
BOBBY MCFERRIN - Ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin has just released a new album, "spirityouall," which includes his adaptations of traditional African-American spirituals and original devotional songs that he wrote. McFerrin says the new project reflects his deeply-held Christian faith and talks with Kim Lawton about spirituality and the power of music.
Episode #1639 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Episode #1640 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Episode #1641 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Episode #1642 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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