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Episode #1329

Profile: Marilynne Robinson- Pulitzer prize winning author Marilynne Robinson is a woman of many contradictions- a mainline Protestant Christian respectful of and respected by the secular. A writer who loves solitude but is becoming a celebrity. A quiet observer who does not shrink from criticizing the world she sees. Bob Abernethy sat down with Robinson at her Iowa home. In a candid interview, Robinson talks about how she sees holiness in everything, how she treasures the environment, what she feels her writing students can offer the world and her distress at the changing values in our culture.

Islam in Indonesia: President Obama will soon be travelling to Indonesia, visiting the nation with the world's largest Muslim population, visiting the country and here he spent part of his childhood. Since 1998, Indonesia has seen sweeping democratic reforms and with them a religious revival but one, scholars say, is evolutionary not revolutionary. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. [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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