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 #2021 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
* Religion and the New Trump Administration | As Donald Trump takes office, there are sharp divisions among religious groups. Some are welcoming his presidency and the advancement of more conservative policies; others are deeply concerned about his appointments and agenda. Bob Abernethy talks about religion and the new administration with Kim Lawton, Jerome Socolovsky, and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America.
* Terry Waite | In the early 1990s, Terry Waite, a lifelong Anglican and a hostage negotiator for the Archbishop of Canterbury, was himself captured by terrorists in Lebanon. He was freed after nearly 5 years alone in the dark, blindfolded and chained to a radiator. Since his return to England he has written about his ordeal, and his latest book of poetry is Out of the Silence. Waite tells Lucky Severson how he came to value corporate silence, "which is something sadly lacking in our society today," and how he came to recognize the importance of developing an interior life.
Episode #2022 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Included: We take you to Big Sur, California to visit New Camaldoli Hermitage, a Benedictine monastic community where increasing numbers of lay people are drawn to the natural beauty, the contemplative silence, and life of prayer.