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Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy – Some Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Yeshivas in New York are being sued for not teaching the secular curriculum required by state law. Correspondent Menachem Daum reports on the accusations that allege the failure to teach the secular curriculum leaves the Yeshiva graduates unprepared to find work in many vocations.
The Boxer – As the city of Baltimore continues to heal from the violence and turmoil that sprung up last year, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly visited one church that is drawing young people to its ministry with a boxing gym, which teaches discipline, respect, and a sense of pride.
America’s Original Sin – Host Bob Abernethy and managing editor Kim Lawton interview Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief- of Sojourners magazine, about his new book, “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.”