Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1538 is fed over PBS on Friday, May 18th at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).
• Rev. Fred Luter, Jr. - The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, was founded in 1845 out of support of slavery. Next month, the convention is expected to elect New Orleans pastor Fred Luter, Jr. as its first African-American president. Kim Lawton profiles Luter and talks with him about changes in the SBC and his views about the state of race relations in America.
• Garment Workers – The garment industry is Cambodia’s largest income earner, employing hundreds of thousands of workers who make garments for big-name retailers in the U.S. and Europe As Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, despite agreements that establish labor standards for working conditions and minimum wages, labor organizations claim workers are exploited but the government says they aren’t and that paying them more would lead to the loss of jobs to other countries where labor is even cheaper.
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