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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1728

Gun Violence and the Faith Community - This weekend, congregations across the nation are holding special services to pray for an end to gun violence. In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and other mass shootings, a growing interfaith movement has been mobilizing for new gun restrictions. Kim Lawton reports on the movement and also talks with faith-based activists who are opposing any new gun control laws.

The Life of Dorothy Day - A radical who was arrested often for her protests against war and injustice, Dorothy Day converted to become a devout Catholic and a champion of the poor. She founded the Catholic Worker movement in 1933 and its soup kitchens continue to operate around the world. The US Catholic bishops have unanimously endorsed an investigation into whether she should be named a saint. Deborah Potter examines the life of this woman, who Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York says is indeed "a saint for our times." [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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