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.
 

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  • Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Center
  • Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America's Original Sin;
  • Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
  • Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions; Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Faith Communities and Gun Violence; Death with Dignity
  • Look Ahead 2016
  • Look Back 2015
  • Christmas Music Tells the Story; Zaytuna College
  • Religious Responses to Call for Muslim Ban; Peter Singer
  • Ethics of Gene Editing; Supreme Court and Affirmative Action
  • Faith-Based Activism on Climate; Rebuilding Neighborhoods
  • Religion in Face of Terrorism; Medellin; Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • China Environmental Ethics; Saint Kateri
  • Criminal Justice Reform; Religious Freedom Ambassador
  • New Episcopal Presiding Bishop; All-White Juries
  • Migrant Crisis and Faith-Based Groups; Nostra Aetate
  • Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
  • The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
  • 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


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