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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for June 27, 2008

26 Jun

For Immediate Release


This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, June 27 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Do All Religions Lead to Salvation?: An Analysis - Bob Abernethy talks with Notre Dame Professor R. Scott Appleby about new survey findings by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life examining Americans' views on salvation and faith.

* Political Buddhism - Lucky Severson explores the conflict between China and Tibetan Buddhists over issues of governance, independence and religion.

* Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage - Kim Lawton reports on how California law allowing same-sex marriage is putting new pressure on mainline denominations already divided over homosexuality.

* D'Iberville Rebuilding Celebration - D'Iberville Volunteer Foundation founders Dr. Irene McIntosh and Dr. Ed Cake celebrate the completion of their efforts to rebuild their small Mississippi community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at , Kim Lawton talks to Democratic officials in Denver about their faith-based plans for the 2008 campaign and the upcoming national convention in August.

To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to or go to the program Web site at where the transcript and streaming video of each segment will be available after 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

For information, contact:

Mary Schultz
Director of Communications
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly


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