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Jordan's Syrian Refugees - As world leaders gather in Geneva to discuss possible solutions to the Syrian crisis, one key factor is the huge number of refugees. Since March 2011, almost two and a half million Syrians have fled the country in what the United Nations has called "the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of modern times." Many of the refugees--perhaps half of them---have ended up in neighboring Jordan. Managing Editor Kim Lawton traveled to Jordan to report on the plight of the Syrian refugees and how faith-based groups are trying to help. Vaccination Scare - Measles and whooping cough, contagious diseases once thought eradicated, are coming back in epidemic numbers nationally. Dr. John Snyder, a pediatrician in Amherst, Mass says the rising number of cases are due to parents delaying or forbidding their children's vaccinations. "These are diseases that frequently hospitalized, disfigured, permanently damaged or killed children on a regular basis," said Dr. Snyder. Deborah Potter reports on this growing public health problem and its ethical and religious implications.


  • Religion and the Campaign; Human Trafficking; Old Skool Café
  • Religion and Diplomacy; Hiring the Homeless; High Holidays
  • New African American Museum; Project Mercy; Amidah Prayer
  • Spiritual Healthcare; One Extraordinary Church
  • 9/11 Fifteenth Anniversary; Where Refugees Are Welcome; Hajj
  • The Singing Monks; Digital Addiction; Church Ushers
  • Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric; Affordable Heart Surgery
  • Faith-Based Aid in Louisiana; $70K Minimum Wage; The Boxer
  • Ferguson, Missouri; Sunni-Shia Harmony; Minnesota Lama
  • Religion at the Olympics; Mother Teresa; Noah's Ark Park
  • Religion at the DNC; Yellowstone Spirituality
  • Religion at the RNC; Streaming Church Services
  • Race and Justice; Catholic Deacons; VTS New Organ
  • Church Security; Kirk Franklin
  • The Supreme Court 2016; Amish Grace; Eid al-Fitr
  • Religion & Politics; Mormon Welfare; Quakers; Bring a Friend
  • Orlando Massacre; Evangelicals & Trump; Refugees in Utah
  • Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions; Saint Benedict’s
  • Payday Lenders; Women’s Mosque of America; Packing Meals
  • Candidates and Evangelicals; Christian Healthcare; The JVC
  • Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Law; Ethical Obligations
  • Evangelicals and Campaign 2016; Sagebrush Rebellion
  • Arbitration by Faith; Faith Films; Holocaust Remembrance
  • Christians and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric; Extraterrestrial Life


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