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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #146

In this episode, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly correspondent Paul Miller talked with participants in the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage, which comprises 50 men and women of different ethnic, racial and religious affiliations, during their stop in Washington about their goals and how religion is playing a part in their mission of healing the wounds of slavery. Next was a segment about Bible study in public schools, correspondent Kathy Barber Hersh reports from Florida on what some are calling a "battle of religions." The program continued with a roundtable on bible study curriculum controversy with Dr. Charles C. Haynes, a Scholar in Residence at the Freedom Forum. One of the country's leading authorities on religious liberty issues, Dr. Haynes talks with RENW chief correspondent and guest host Maureen Bunyan about the complexities that go with establishing bible-study courses for public schools. The program concluded with a Reynolds Price profile - How does a person deal with cancer? The noted author and poet Reynolds Price had to answer that question in 1984 when he was diagnosed with spine cancer. Price talks extensively with chief correspondent and guest host Maureen Bunyan about his painful treatment and the religious vision that ultimately had an impact on his recovery, his life and his writing. [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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