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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Turkey's Refugees - Rising violence by ISIS and the ongoing civil war in Syria have generated what the United Nation's calls the "worst refugee crisis since World War Two." Nearly 1.6 million refugees have fled to Turkey. Managing editor Kim Lawton traveled to Istanbul and to Kilis, on the border between Turkey and Syria, for our special report about the challenges facing the refugees and how people of faith are trying to help them. Picturing Mary - A new exhibitat the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, examines images of Mary by Renaissance and Baroque artists-some exhibited for the first time in the United States. Marian scholar Monsignor Timothy Verdon, director of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and Canon of the Florence Cathedral, describes the spiritual and theological significance of some of the works. Handel's Messiah Sing-Along - Composed in 1741, the oratorio is one of the most revered and frequently performed pieces of Christmas music, both for professional musicians and congregations. We visited Northern Virginia's Fairlington United Methodist Church where the community joins the choir each Advent for a Messiah Sing-Along. One of the participants, Kenneth Chadwick, spoke with us about the importance of the Messiah in his Advent observance.

More Episodes

  • Churches and Race; War in Colombia; Pilgrimages; Hanukkah
  • Heroin and the Faith Community; Drugs of Last Resort
  • Camden Priest; Inoculation Ethics
  • Pope Trip to Turkey; Recruiting Radicals; Our Lady Guadalupe
  • Muslims Against Extremism; Church Move; Judaism & Homeless
  • Physician-Assisted Death; B Corp Ethics; Kent Nerburn
  • Migrant Minors in Court; Buddhism & Nature; Church Rebuilds
  • Ethics and Ebola; Transgenders and Theology; Food Truck Past
  • Tiny Houses for the Homeless; Joshua Bell; Sukkot
  • Synod on the Family; Prison Beard; Doctors Without Borders
  • Rev. Amy Butler; Conversation on Grateful Living
  • Missing Migrant Project; Depicting Jesus; Beit T’Shuvah
  • Combating ISIS; Boston's Lessons for Ferguson; Stone Circles
  • Heroin and the Faith Community; World Without Hate
  • Probation for Profit; The Rebbe's Legacy; Comfort Dogs
  • Religious Response to Ferguson; China Orphan Care
  • Atrocities in Myanmar; James Lee Burke; Janmashtami
  • Jordan's Syrian Refugees; The December Project
  • Drugs of Last Resort; The Amanda Lindhout Story
  • Migrant Crisis; Latino Converts to Islam; Carrie Newcomer
  • Undocumented Child Migrants; India Mental Health Care
  • Wounded Priest; Saving Infants in Vietnam; Shinnyo Lanterns
  • Hobby Lobby; Donor's Gift of Life; Martyrdom of the Bab
  • Contraception Mandate Case; Behavioral Ethics; Wild Goose


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