Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1544 is fed over PBS on Friday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).
• Niger Famine and Re-Greening – As famine looms once more in West Africa, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Niger where there are efforts by the government and relief organizations to fend off mass starvation and to re-green the nation so that it will be less imperiled in the future.
• Profile Craig Dykstra – Dr. Craig Dykstra is retiring this summer as head of the Lilly Endowment’s religion division. On his watch, the endowment has made grants of nearly 1.8 billion dollars, much of it to help strengthen congregations and pastors. Bob Abernethy interviews Dykstra and others about his hopes and results.
• Discussion – Host Bob Abernethy, Religion and Ethics managing editor Kim Lawton and Patricia Zapor of Catholic News Service discuss religious response to the this week’s Supreme Court high-profile decisions.