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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #223

This program featured a news report on the controversy over Palestinian president Yassar Arafat's decision to attend the 47th annual National Prayer Breakfast held this week in Washington, offending conservative Christian and Jewish leaders, and President Clinton's call for prayers for Arafat, the government of Israel and peacrmakers everywhere; a discussion with theologians on what President Clinton's and Monica Lewinsky's punishment for adultery might be in other historical periods, such as biblical times, the Middle Ages or Puritan New England; a profile of the Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, an energetic African American preacher, author, Columbia University professor and lecturer, who is optimistic about the power of religious fath to promote human rights as well as racial and religious harmony. [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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