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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #216

News: A Surreal Season-this week, superimposed atop images of peace on earth and goodwill toward men, the House was contemplating Clinton's impeachment and bombs were falling on Iraq. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY correspondent Paul Miller reports on the juxtaposition of the holiday season with national and international drama. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY religion editor and correspondent Chris Roberts reports on the 50th anniversary meeting of the World Council of Churches, held last week in Harare, Zimbabwe. Representatives from churches around the world gathered to discuss the global state of Christianity. Perspectives: As the American public awaits the House vote on impeachment, spiritual advisor to President Clinton, Reverend J. Philip Wogaman and University of Chicago political ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain discuss how this debate has impacted the public's view of privacy issues and individual responsibility, and how it is also affecting the recent discussions about America's actions against Iraq. Feature: With 75% of Americans believing in the existence of angels, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY managing editor and correspondent Kim Lawton explores America's fascination with this subject and examines the attitudes of differing theological views -- from New Age to the traditional- toward angels. Film Review: The big-budget, animated version of the life of Moses hits movie theaters nationwide December 18th. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY popular culture correspondent Martha Bayles gives us her review of the DreamWorks film "Prince of Egypt." Calendar: The Muslim holy season of Ramadan begins this weekend. We take a look at what the season means to the Muslim faith and how the beginning of Ramadan is effecting our international politics with Iraq. [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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