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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #210

Despite massive organizing and get-out-the-vote campaign efforts, the Christian Coalition was unable to deliver enough voters to produce a large-scale conservative success. Correspondent Paul Miller takes a close look at vote tallies from across the country and attempts to determine what went wrong in several races where conservatives slated to win--and backed by the Christian Right--fell to their Democratic opponents. Billy Graham has preached the gospel to more live audiences than anyone in history, counseled every president since Harry Truman, and significantly changed the face of evangelism in the 20th century. On his 80th birthday (November 7), managing editor and correspondent Kim Latin examines the impact of his close-to-50-year career and explores what the future holds for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The third segment explores a little known religious haven in Sherborn, Massachusetts - the Peace Abbey. Behind the ordinary facade of a suburban home, the Peace Abbey provides a place for the world?s religions to in tertwine. Founded in 1986 by Lewis Randa, the Abbey attempts to create a sanctuary where the world?s 12 major religions can be revered under one roof. A Koran rests next to a Torah. A statue of Mother Teresa looks down upon a sitting Buddha. Four times a day, the Moslem call to prayer is issued through a loud speaker and guests are invited to recite prayers for peace from each of the major religions. Correspondent Judy Valente explores the intricacies of the Peace Abbey and examines the recent trend of creating an individual spirituality that draws from many different religions. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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