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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.


  • 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
  • Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary; The Dalai Lama at 80
  • America's Incarcerated; The "T" in LGBT
  • Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • The Aga Khan; The Singing Monks of Norcia
  • Religion in Cuba; Women's Mosque of America; Upanayanam
  • A Different Islamic School; Singing in a Chorus; Eid al-Fitr
  • Moving Beyond Confederate Flag; Changing Harlem Congregation
  • Reactions to Same-Sex Marriage; Ethics of Gene Editing
  • Supreme Court Rulings; Healing Moral Wounds of War
  • Faith-Based Activism on Climate Change; Recalling Liberation
  • Birth Control in the Philippines; Rancher Nuns
  • Latino Converts to Islam; John Unger; Shinnyo Lanterns
  • Micro Preemie Ethics; Diminishing Prospects for Pastors
  • Nepal Earthquake Relief; Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School
  • Wayne Meisel; Kairos Prison Ministry; Shavuot
  • Anti-Muslim Sentiments; Yale Institute of Sacred Music
  • Making Peace in Baltimore; Same-Sex Marriage Cases
  • Evangelicals and LGBT Acceptance; America's Incarcerated


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