Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – November 27, 2015

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Faith-based Activism on Climate Change – World leaders are gathering in Paris next week for a UN summit that is tasked with producing an international accord to address climate change. Kim Lawton traveled to the bayous of South Louisiana, where faith-based activists are trying to put Pope Francis’ words into action by helping vulnerable communities they say are directly affected by climate change.  Most scientists say climate change has led to rising sea levels which are accelerating erosion and land loss. Lawton talked to delta residents who are being displaced, as well as local religious leaders. She also spoke with those who believe concerns about climate change are overblown.

Repeated from Show #1842

Can Charity do Harm? – The season between Thanksgiving and December 31st is traditionally the most active time of the year for charitable giving. But can some charity do more harm than good? Lucky Severson reports on a Presbyterian psychologist in Atlanta, Robert Lupton, who preaches that the best way to fight poverty is to help the poor to learn to help themselves.

Repeated from Show #1844



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