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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #230

This edition began with a look at how the outbreak of war in the Balkans has affected the religious community, followed by a conversation with author Tim Judah on his book, "The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia", Tim Judah on the region's history and how religion has played into its centuries of conflict. The program looked at whether government should be able to interfere with religious practice, after Iraqi Muslims were forced from their annual pilgrimage to Mecca by the Saudi government, which would not give money to the Iraqis under UN mandate. This was followed by a discussion with religious scholars NT Wright and Marcus Borg on their recent book, "The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions," which discusses the meaning of the Resurrection. As Passover began this week, the program dedicated the last segment to Seder, the ceremonial dinner held on the first two nights of Passover, discussing its meaning and how it is celebrated by Jews in America. [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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