Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – September 16, 2016

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #2003 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 16, 2016 (check local listings).

One Extraordinary Church – It’s the House for all Sinners and Saints in Denver, a widely unconventional congregation led by Evangelical Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber.  She told Lucky Severson her language, teaching and tattoos symbolize her acceptance of everyone, and they of her. Their church is thriving.

Spiritual Healthcare – More and more hospitals are now putting added 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

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