TRANSMISSION ISSUE UPDATE - SOUTHERN VERMONT - Recent weather events caused severe ice damage to our Mt. Ascutney transmitter, and we are still experiencing transmission problems in southern Vermont. We will provide updates as we have them. More info is available here.

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Series Website »
Episode Guide »
Jews and Humor - According to Harvard University professor Ruth Wisse Jews, subject to centuries of persecution, have used humor to maintain a defense against attacks and suffering. Correspondent Bob Faw talks to Wisse, visits "Old Jews Telling Jokes," the show playing in Chicago and traces Jewish humor from Yiddish theater to the Borscht Belt to Hollywood. Prayer and Rebuilding in the Philippines - As surviving Filipinos continue to try to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Hayaan, Fred de Sam Lazaro listened to survivors' stories and their many expressions of confidence that it was prayer that saved them. Indeed, many saw what happened as a test of their faith, a test they were strong enough to pass. The Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat - Starting on the evening of January 15th, Jews will observe Tu B'Shevet, the new year for trees. Jews traditionally have observed the day by planting trees in Israel. Recently, it has also been seen as an occasion to work for protecting the environment everywhere.
 

More Episodes

  • Syrian Refugees in Turkey; Pictures of Mary; Messiah
  • 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


Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" here.
 

Vermont PBS names new President & CEO

Vermont PBS Board Chair Rob Hofmann is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly Groschner as President and CEO. Read more...

Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller - Season 2 Online Now!

Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.

Lifelong Learning

Learn about our new PLUS channel


A second HD broadcast service offering alternative programming and more content from local and regional producers.

 

Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign Up Today!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest