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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #145

On this episode: Aid for Florida Fire Victims -- Fires have devastated over a half-million acres in Florida since Memorial Day. Fundraising efforts by religious groups across the United States aimed at helping those who have lost homes. The Florida Baptist Convention and Operation Rescue, headed by Rev. Pat Robertson, is one of those organizations. Just a month ago, Robertson made comments warning the city of Orlando not to allow rainbow flags honoring Gay Pride Month to be displayed from street light posts. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly reports on Robertson's controversial comments toward the region. News Item: Pope John Paul's Papal Letter -- For the second consecutive week Pope John Paul II has issued a papal letter urging Catholics around the world to remember the Sabbath. Violators, according to his statement, should be "punished as a heretic." Cover Story: Greek Orthodox Church Biennial Meeting -- America's Greek Orthodox Tensions met in Orlando, Florida this past week for its biennial meeting. Kim Lawton reports from Orlando on the conflicts within the church and talks exclusively with the head of the denomination, Archbishop Sypridon. Perspectives: Irish Catholic - Protestant Unrest --Tensions continue to run high in Northern Ireland as Protestant marchers are denied access through a Catholic neighborhood. This week's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly roundtable discussion focuses on what the region's religious organizations are doing to resolve the conflict. Feature: Hajj Part III - This week's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly concludes its report on an American's first pilgrimage to Mecca with a look at what life is like after Hajj. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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