Friday, December 24, 2004

Religion Watching

If you are like me, you are fascinated, and sometimes frightened, by the activities of religionists. I am a longtime watcher of religionists. One of my religion-watching tools is the program "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly" which comes on Channel 11 (OETA) on Sunday afternoons at 2:30. (I'm often at a meeting at that time and will videotape it for later viewing.) Below is a description of part of the program for this coming Sunday, Dec. 26.

What were the most significant news making events of the past year in the world of religion and ethics? In this special year-in-review panel, WASHINGTON POST columnist E.J. Dionne, program managing editor Kim Lawton and NEW YORKER staff writer George Packer join host Bob Abernethy for a discussion and analysis of the past year's top news stories impacting the faith community, including: terrorism and the Iraq war; values and the 2004 Presidential election; the death of Yassar Arafat; the continuing struggles within Christianity over homosexuality; financial ramifications for the Catholic Church resulting from the sex abuse scandal; the culture war between liberals and conservatives; and Muslim tensions in Europe.

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