Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – August 19, 2016

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Faith-Based Relief in Louisiana Flooding – Historic flooding in the greater Baton Rouge area has left tens of thousands of homes damaged and devastated communities.  Kim Lawton reports from the area on how faith –based groups are mobilizing to provide immediate emergency aid and developing long-term recovery plans.

Spiritual Healthcare – More and more hospitals are now putting more emphasis on the spiritual care of their patients – and it is paying off both figuratively and literally. David Tereshchuk reports from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City where he interviews hospital chaplain Father Rick Bauer. He also talks with Dr. Christina Puchalski, head of George Washington University Medical School’s Institute for Spirituality and Health about the improved outcomes that result from having chaplains available to patients and the benefits for the institutions of having better patient satisfaction.

$70K Minimum Wage CEO – Dan Price, the 32 year old CEO of Gravity Payments, made national news last year when he announced he was putting in place a scaled pay policy that would raise the minimum wages of employees to $70,000 per year by 2017.  The announcement led to a flood of job applicants – and many new clients.  Raised by evangelical Christian parents and home schooled until he was in Junior High School, Price tells John Larson that his biblical training still shapes his ideas whether serving others or running a company



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