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Episode #1248

Interfaith Wedding - Interfaith marriage has become commonplace in this country. But, for a long time, couples chose to celebrate their weddings in one of their faith traditions - or none at all. Today, interfaith couples are often embracing both their religions. Betty Rollin provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the dual marriage celebrations of a Hindu-Sikh couple help honor each of their families' different religious traditions.

Interracial Churches - The election of Barack Obama caused many Americans to be proud of the country's movement toward racial integration, and also to re-examine the difficulties involved in that, not least in churches where 11 o'clock on Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week. Lucky Severson explores efforts by churches - and the challenges they face - to establish more racially integrated congregations. [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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