Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Please note that managing editor Kim Lawton hosts the program. Show #1550 is fed over PBS on Friday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings). PROGRAM NOTE: Due to pledge, please check local listings.
• Response to Sikh Temple Shooting: There’s been an outpouring of interfaith sympathy and solidarity since the shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple last Sunday which took the lives of six worshippers. Guest Host Kim Lawton looks at how Sikhs and other people of faith have been responding to the tragedy.
• Jewish Jesus - Kim Lawton explores several new projects encouraging both Jews and Christians to pay more attention to the Jewishness of Jesus. Vanderbilt Divinity School Professor Amy-Jill Levine, co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament, says Christians can gain new insights into their faith, and adds that reading the New Testament makes her a “better Jew.” (Originally aired March 23, 2012) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/march-23-2012/jewish-jesus/10572/
• World’s Biggest Congregation – Every Sunday, more than 20,000 worshippers attend each of seven services at the Yoido Full Gospel Church, a Pentecostal church in Seoul, South Korea, with hundreds of thousands of others watching on TV or from satellite branches. As Lucky Severson reports, the church attributes its phenomenal growth to the important positions it has given to women, and to its message that if its members give to God, they’ll be rewarded with prosperity. (Originally aired January 27, 2012) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/january-27-2012/worlds-biggest-congregation/10162/