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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

This acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy.

Episodes

Season 20
Shaun Casey on Religion and Diplomacy; Hiring the Homeless; Jewish High Holidays Boot Camp
Season 20
New African American Museum; Project Mercy; The Amidah Prayer
Season 20
Spiritual care is gaining ground as an integral part of hospital patients' care; and Rev...
Season 20
9/11 Fifteenth Anniversary; Where Refugees Are Welcome; Children's Hajj
Season 20
The Singing Monks of Norcia; Digital Addiction; Church Ushers

Specials

After 20 years of distinctive coverage of religion on mainstream television, this is the...
After 20 years of distinctive coverage of religion on mainstream television, Religion...
Conflict Resolution in Public Schools; In the Footsteps of Mother Teresa; Perspective on...
Sanctuary Movement; 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Religious Reaction to Trump Executive Orders; New Camaldoli Hermitage; Martin Scorsese’s...
Millennials and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr; Katie Meyler
Religion and the New Trump Administration; Terry Waite
The annual special program looking ahead to the top religion and ethics stories we expect...
In our final show before the New Year, we review the top religion and ethics stories of...
Mercy Chefs; The Threshold Choir; Hanukkah on the River
Brexit and London’s Muslim Mayor; Sean Callahan; Shabbat/Sabbath
Restoring the Buffalo; Larry Brilliant; Bethlehem’s Holy Family Hospital
Salt Lake City Refugee Resettlement; Christmas Music Tells the Story; Packing Meals for...
America’s Incarcerated; Haiti Hurricane Relief Update; F.A.R.M. Café
Post-Election Analysis; Three Rivers Spirituality
Morally Conflicted Voters; Muslim American Voters; African-American Spirituals
Election 2016: Candidates’ Religious Backgrounds; The Meaning of Peace in the Qur’an
Creating Working Schools in Liberia; Holocaust Denial; Blessing of the Animals
Election 2016: Catholic Voters; Liberian Entrepreneur Chid Liberty
Religious Debate and the Campaign; Fighting Human Trafficking; Old Skool Café
Violence, Law Enforcement, Race and Justice; Catholic Deacons; Virginia Theological...
The spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims speaks about poverty, peace,...
Nearly one month after Nepal was rocked by the first of two earthquakes, humanitarian and...
Examining the ethics of probing the brain to predict violent behavior; A Journey Through...
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Dhaka in Bangladesh on garment workers'...
A controversial cross in the Mojave Desert; the moral issues of the U.S. war in...
The ethics of the Second Life virtual worlds phenomenon; a profile of celebrated author...
Doctors urge patients to leave instructions about their end of life care; the legacy of...
Episcopal Church allows gays to enter the clergy; the effects of meditation on the brain.
Muslims struggle to be devout in the modern world; evangelical pastor Joel Hunter advises...
A Jerusalem children's center helps Muslim and Christians deal with trauma; an...
The ethical implications of the new strategy in Afghanistan; Churches hit hard by the...
Flannery O'Connor; Black churches respond to HIV/AIDS in DC; The Muslim festival of Eid...
Muslims in the military after Ft. Hood; Should juveniles be sentenced to life in prison;...
A Protestant church and pastor who helped bring down the Berlin Wall; empathy and health...
U.S. Hunger on the Rise; Health Care Costs and the Elderly; Grammy-nominated singer...
Opponents and proponents of abortion battle over Obama's health care reform; church...
The Roman Catholic Church's plan to accept unhappy Anglicans; doctors who pray with their...
Churches struggle to integrate racial communities; a wedding between a Hindu and a Sikh.
A profile of Harvard University theologian Harvey Cox on the occasion of his retirement;...
The big business of personal DNA testing raises ethical questions; a memorial is unveiled...
American churches struggle with finances in the down economy; the annual Catholic...
Faith communities that include the disabled; an eye care center helps the world's poorest...
Some American Jews criticize Israeli government policies; controversy at the Riverside...
A religious revival takes place in Indonesia; monks run a high-powered Internet business...
Hasidic Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu; Blue Christmas; Wilderness Spirituality
The Festival of Lessons and Carols; Hanukkah's Light; Gossip in schools and the internet
Disappearing Christians of Iraq; A Poet on the Psalms; Dr. Abraham Verghese
Brother David Steindl-Rast on Gratitude; Raising Ethical Children; National Museum of...
The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha; Zen Hospital Chaplains; Washington Jesuit Academy, a...
The Tea Party and Religious Conservatives; Snyder v. Phelps and the limits of free speech...
Clergy Stress; Arthur Kleinman on Caregiving; Sukkah City
Mississippi Delta Health Care; Joni Eareckson Tada
Benedict in Britain; Israeli Settlers and Palestinians; The Shakers
The Limits of Religious Tolerance; Muslims Combating Extremism; Photographer Monk
Was the Iraq War Right? Also, controversy over the proposed Islamic center in New York...
Katrina Five-Year Anniversary; Interfaith Divorce
Ethics of Human Enhancement; Organ Donation
Cutbacks and the Poor; Thistle Farms
Muslims in Germany; Reiki and the Catholic Church; Ramadan is Here
Faith and the Brain; Father Leo, a Catholic priest who has his own cooking show; An...
Fishermen of the Gulf; Disappearing Christians of Iraq
Haiti Six Months Later; Ethical Eating; Abraham Verghese
Gulf Oil Spill Ethics; Lincoln Electric; Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell
The Supreme Court has made its decision in Christian Legal Society vs. Martinez; Post-...
"Hoping against hope even when things are really rough - that's what carried us during...
Informed Consent and Medical Research; Norman Fischer on Meditation
University of Notre Dame peace studies and political science professor George Lopez,...
"Blood samples are sacred," says Carlotta Taluci, a Havasupai Indian, and "a major part...
"As the mind becomes a little more quiet the sacredness of everything, within and without...
Adoption Ethics; Jailhouse Chaplain
"The concern I have with a lot of families is that when they adopt they may not always...
"As chaplains we absorb people's sadness, their brokenness, their depth of spiritual...
Catholic Charities and the Gulf Oil Disaster; Personalized Genetic Testing; Pilgrimage to...
Catholic Charities set up five relief centers in Louisiana fishing villages to respond to...
In an alleyway behind Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in East Baltimore, the rubble from...
President Obama's Cairo Speech Anniversary; Aravind Eye Hospital; Wilderness Spirituality
President Obama's Cairo speech set the framework for ongoing partnerships with the Muslim...
In addition to confronting tough political issues in the Middle East, US agencies and...
Thomas Farr, associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown...
It's been one year since President Obama gave his landmark speech in Cairo promising an...
Moral Wounds of War; Religious Hiring Rights
"It's our job as civilians to tend to the returning warriors by bringing them into the...
There is disagreement about whether or not religious organizations that receive federal...
Juvenile Sentencing Decision; Churches and Arizona Immigration Law; Gossip
Gossip is a growing problem in schools and on college campuses. Students spread hurtful...
Five Supreme Court justices have agreed that the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and...
A High Court with No Protestants; Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Trial; Spiritual Direction
Jean Sweeney is a spiritual director who says everyone has a story to tell about their...
Decades after the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge that resulted in the deaths of...
Gulf Oil Spill; The Priest and the People; Cambodian Children's Fund
The United Nations began a month-long conference in New York this week to review ways to...
With so many Catholics going their own way these days on issues such as divorce, sex,...
Arizona Immigration Law; Mary Karr; Texas Textbook Controversy
Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman discusses Iranian President...
The Texas school board is meeting to make revisions to their textbooks and curriculum....
Laity and the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal; Muslim Home Schooling; Haiti: A Personal Journey
"The whole Vatican needs to come to grips with this," says Catholic journalist and editor...
Managing editor Kim Lawton returns to the church, clinic, and school her missionary...
A growing number of Muslim families in America are home-schooling their children because...
The Supreme Court heard the first oral arguments today in the case of Christian Legal...
Benyamin Cohen has written a book about his year-long exploration of Christianity, and he...
Young evangelicals support eliminating nuclear weapons; A legal battle between a school's...
A new generation of young evangelicals who grew up after the Cold War, says Richard Cizik...
Former President Jimmy Carter is on the last stretch of his long campaign to rid the...
Sudanese refugees receive help from an unlikely source - a church half a world away in...
An interview with Father Thomas Reese on the Catholic sex abuse scandals in Europe; Drugs...
Catholic Sex Abuse Scandals in Europe; Marilynne Robinson (Rebroadcast); Islam in...
End of Life Decisions (Rebroadcast from Oct. 9 2009); The Monastic Life (Rebroadcast from...
Humanitarian Challenges in Chile and Haiti; Parents Circle; Seminaries and Sex
Egypt's Coptic Tensions; Religion and Government News Roundup; Spiritual Directors
Making Foreign Aid Work; Churches and Gay Youth; Orthodox Fasting
Reiki and the Catholic Church; Rescuing Child Sex Workers; Lenten Season
Haiti Relief Workers; Haiti's Children; Kindred Spirits
Haiti Aftermath; Hinduism and Modern India
Haiti Earthquake; Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.; Wall Street and Values; Forest Monks
Muslims and Security; Reverse Missionaries; Inner-city Funeral Director
Look Ahead 2010 Annual Special
Look Back 2009 Annual Special
A new hate crime law may threaten religious speech; tolerance for Muslims in Germany;...
Cutting-edge news coverage and analysis in the context of religion and ethics.