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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1835

Baltimore Tensions - Tensions remain high in Baltimore in the wake of protests-sometimes violent-over the death of an African-American man Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. Host Bob Abernethy talks with Bishop Eugene Sutton, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, about how clergy and community leaders are working for peace and justice, and the national conversation he believes needs to take place about race and policing.

Same-Sex Marriage Case - The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case that considers granting a constitutional right to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. Religious groups have been actively lobbying on both sides of the issue. Correspondent Tim O'Brien reports on the arguments and the implications of this important case.

Converting to Judaism - Judaism does not encourage conversions but, as Bob Faw reports, converts he interviews say converting enriches them and gives them peace - and enriches Judaism as well. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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