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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #208

This episode began with a recap of the week's news, including the story of two missionaries belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were attacked in the Russian city of Ufa late last week. This year, Mormons have been the victims of other violent attacks. In March, two missionaries were kidnapped by two men and held captive for 5 days before being released unharmed. Correspondent Eve Conant looks at how the Mormon mission is responding. The next segment focused on the victims who are struggling to rebuild their lives spiritually and emotionally and deal with the desire for revenge and the will to forgive after the Oklahoma City bombing. In the third segment, Dick Russ sat down with John Glenn for an in-depth discussion on his beliefs and what effects space travel has had on them. The program concluded with a special report about divorce. Thousands of Orthodox Jewish women around the world are trapped or ?chained? to husbands who refuse to release them from marriages dissolved through civil courts. Betty Rollin takes a special look at a growing number of Orthodox Jewish women (as known as Agunah) whose husbands have refused to grant them a Jewish divorce or ?get? and the painstaking process and a controversial solution that has helped over 200 women worldwide. [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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