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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #213

In the first segment, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly joined Nike and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at a groundbreaking ceremony in Falls Church, Virginia. In 1997 Nike released to the market a tennis shoe with a logo emblazoned on the back that clearly resembled the Arabic spelling of the word God. CAIR contacted Nike and convinced them to discontinue the use of the logo. Nike also agreed to help out with development projects in the Muslim community. At the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center last week, Nike representatives and CAIR officials looked on as construction began on a Nike sponsored playground for Muslim youths. In the next segment, David Beckman, President of Bread for the World, a Christian anti-hunger group discussed international debt, world hunger and whether it is a lack of supply or a lack of political will that is the cause of worldwide hunger. Next, Martha Bayles examined the way in which Christian author C.S. Lewis, famous for his children?s series ?The Chronicles of Narnia,? contributed a great deal toChristianity through his writings; the life and legacy of this great author; and the impact his writings have had on people across the globe. The program concluded with a segment about how musical tastes are changing and more and more churches are using rock music and ?praise bands? in their services. [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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