Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1604 is fed over PBS on Friday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).
• The UN & Muslim Protests - As violent protests spread across the Muslim world over a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, President Obama, at the UN, condemned the film and also issued a strong call for religious tolerance and freedom of speech. Meanwhile, some delegates want a UN resolution outlawing any defamation of religion. Host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton talk with Haris Tarin, Director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
• Nonviolent Peaceforce - In the Southern Philippines, an organization of unarmed civilian peacekeepers is monitoring and trying to preserve the fragile cease fire between the Philippine Army and Muslim rebels. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Mindanao that the peaceforce, co-founded by an American from Minnesota and which now also operates in other conflict areas, is trusted by both sides and seems to be effective.
• Belief and Practice: Sukkot – Rabbi James Michaels of the Hebrew Homes of Greater Washington explains the meaning and practices of this holiday when Jews build temporary shelters to remember the 40 years their ancestors lived in the desert after their escape from Egypt.
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