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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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The Ethics of Whistle-Blowing - Edward Snowden remains in Moscow avoiding prosecution in the U.S. for making public a vast amount of classified data revealing the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations, around the world and in the U.S. Lucky Severson reports on the ongoing debate about the morality of his actions: Was what Snowden did wrong because it hurts national security? Or was he right to make public what he saw as the government's massive invasion of privacy? Jordan, the Other Holy Land - Jordan's King Abdullah is in the US this week for a summit with President Obama on the Middle East peace process and the Syrian refugee crisis. Jordan is predominantly Muslim but has long had a vibrant Christian presence. In recent years, the number of Christians there has dropped dramatically, just as it has in many other parts of the Middle East. Kim Lawton reports from Jordan on the situation for Jordanian Christians, who say that like their neighbors Israel and the West Bank, they too should be considered part of the Holy Land.


  • Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
  • Impact of Pope's U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
  • Pope Francis in the US; America's Journey for Justice
  • Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ear
  • Affordable Heart Surgery; Jewish Environmentalism
  • Environmental Justice in Mossville; Payday Lenders
  • Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary; The Dalai Lama at 80
  • America's Incarcerated; The "T" in LGBT
  • Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • The Aga Khan; The Singing Monks of Norcia
  • Religion in Cuba; Women's Mosque of America; Upanayanam
  • A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
  • Moving Beyond Confederate Flag; Changing Harlem Congregation
  • Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage; Ethics of Gene Editing
  • Supreme Court Rulings; Healing Moral Wounds of War
  • Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Recalling Liberation
  • Birth Control in the Philippines; Rancher Nuns
  • Latino Converts to Islam; John Unger; Shinnyo Lanterns
  • Micro Preemie Ethics; Diminishing Prospects for Pastors
  • Nepal Earthquake Relief; Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
  • Wayne Meisel; Kairos Prison Ministry; Shavuot
  • Anti-Muslim Sentiments; Yale Institute of Sacred Music
  • Making Peace in Baltimore; Same-Sex Marriage Cases
  • Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; America's Incarcerated


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