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Interfaith World Conference (#138)

Interfaith World Conference: A group of 32 religious leaders from around the world gathered this week in Poland to discuss problems of peace and violence. Delegates from the Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant faiths met in the southern city of Oswiecim, near Auschwitz, for a conference sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" correspondent Paul Miller reports on this week?s meeting designed to offer an open exchange of views about world religions? role in promoting peace and stopping violence. Cover Story: Military Chaplain: "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" commemorates Memorial Day with an in-depth look at the role of military chaplains. Jim Scott, RENW?s contributing correspondent recently visited the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and its crew and shows how the navy chaplains on board serve as counselors as well as spiritual advisors to a group of over 5,000 men and women during war and peacetime. How is the Navy able to meet the needs of a diverse group that includes Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Muslims, Jews and Presbyterians? And should these men and women of God be helping their fellow countrymen prepare for war? Perspectives: Tolerance In Our Society: "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" host Bob Abernethy sits down with one of America?s leading sociologists, Alan Wolfe for a roundtable discussion on tolerance in our society. The author of "One Nation After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About God, Country, Family, Racism, Welfare, Immigration, Homosexuality, Work, The Right, The Left and Each Other" discusses the levels of tolerance in this very diverse society. Are people tolerant of each other out of respect or is it because of indifference? Calendar: Kim Phuc: A Vietnam Story: To continue our observance of Memorial Day, the RENW Calendar takes a special look at Kim Phuc, who was the subject of one of America?s most vivid images of the Vietnam War. Ms. Phuc has come a long way since the picture of her at 9 years old running naked and screaming from her village of Trang Bang after a U.S.-ordered military air strike. What happened to her since that photo was taken? How has religion helped her heal after that tragic incident? [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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