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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.
 

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  • Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America's Original Sin;
  • Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
  • Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions; Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Faith Communities and Gun Violence; Death with Dignity
  • Look Ahead 2016
  • Look Back 2015
  • Christmas Music Tells the Story; Zaytuna College
  • Religious Responses to Call for Muslim Ban; Peter Singer
  • Ethics of Gene Editing; Supreme Court and Affirmative Action
  • Faith-Based Activism on Climate; Rebuilding Neighborhoods
  • Religion in Face of Terrorism; Medellin; Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • China Environmental Ethics; Saint Kateri
  • Criminal Justice Reform; Religious Freedom Ambassador
  • New Episcopal Presiding Bishop; All-White Juries
  • Migrant Crisis and Faith-Based Groups; Nostra Aetate
  • Mexico Migrant Center; Novelist Geraldine Brooks
  • The Dalai Lama’s Doctor; Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
  • Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
  • Impact of Pope's U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
  • Pope Francis in the US; America's Journey for Justice
  • Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ear
  • Affordable Heart Surgery; Jewish Environmentalism
  • Environmental Justice in Mossville; Payday Lenders


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