UPDATED: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – September 9, 2016

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We’ve added a third segment, Children’s Hajj, to this week’s program for Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly #2002. The other segments remain the same. See updated listing below.


Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #2002 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 9, 2016 (check local listings).

9/11 Fifteenth Anniversary – New York University Chaplains Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna were both students in New York on September 11, 2001. Both men say the events of that day profoundly shaped what would become their mission: interfaith engagement. Today, they help lead NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, which has become a model for other universities. Kim Lawton talks with Latif, Sarna and some of their students about the lingering impact of 9/11 and their vision for interfaith relations based on personal friendships.

Where Refugees Are Welcome – Much of the world is struggling to accommodate a record number of refugees. But in Uganda, in East Central Africa, refugees from 13 countries get land to farm, freedom to worship, schools for their children and opportunity to go into business.  Fred de Sam Lazaro explains how – despite much hardship – so many of the new Ugandans are doing well.

Children’s Hajj – Nearly two million Muslim pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca. The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and all Muslims are called to perform it at least once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially able to do so. We visited the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, where children were led through a mock Hajj while Imam Johari Abdul-Malik explained the journey and the various rituals associated with it.




Donna Williams
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