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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #149

On this episode of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, correspondent Kim Lawton reports about world-wide Christian relief efforts-and to opponents who believe that traditional relief efforts are prolonging the famine in Sudan. In an overwhelming vote of 526-70, Anglican and Episcopal bishops from around the world proclaimed that homosexual activity is incompatible with Scripture and that homosexuals should not be ordained as priests. R&E correspondent and Religion Editor Chris Roberts reports from Canterbury on the historic meeting and the conflicts between the conservative African and Asian bishops and the liberal Western clergy. Next, Washington Post columnist and author E.J. Dionne joins Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly executive editor and host Bob Abernethy for a roundtable discussion on recent events surrounding independent council Kenneth Starr's investigation on President Bill Clinton's relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. They discuss how the president, the press and the American people can put this matter behind them. R & E correspondent Judy Valente talks with the members of The Angel of Hope Church, a progressive Christian church in Fort Worth Texas, about what attracted them to this diverse congregation as well as a minister strongly opposed to the Angel of Hope's doctrine. [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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