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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1339

Religious Hiring Rights: Should a faith-based organization that receives government money be allowed to hire employees on the basis of religion? Supporters of the policy say that is vital to maintaining a group's religious identity, but opponents say it is an unacceptable violation of civil rights. Correspondent Kim Lawton explores the controversy and how the Obama Administration is under pressure from both sides of the debate.

Moral Wounds of War: Thousands of American soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, some after multiple tours, have struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -- nightmares, insomnia, hyper vigilance and paranoia. More and more are experiencing something even deeper, what some call a wounding of the soul. With the increase in crime and suicide among returning combat veterans Lucky Severson investigates the notion that war can actually damage or warp the soul. [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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