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Church Security – Churches have traditionally kept their facilities open, even when worship services are not taking place. However, recent violent incidents have prompted some congregations to reassess how they can do this while still keeping members secure. Lucky Severson reports on the issue, speaking with clergy and police. Originally broadcast July 8, 2016. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2016/07/08/church-security/31362/
Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin – Music critics say during his more than 20-year-long career, Kirk Franklin has revolutionized gospel music with his blend of gospel, R&B, rap, pop and hip-hop. He has received ten Grammy Awards—including one in 2016—and has sold more than ten million albums. Kim Lawton caught up with Franklin during his most recent concert tour where they talked about his Christian faith, his struggles and his stated desire to “make God famous.” Originally broadcast July 8, 2016. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2016/07/08/kirk-franklin/31360/
Belief & Practice: Wudu, Islamic Washing Before Prayer – One of the pillars of Islam is that Muslims pray five times a day. Before those prayers, they are expected to perform a purification ritual called Wudu, during which they wash their face, hands, arms and feet. We visited Masjid Muhammad Mosque in Washington, D.C. where Imam Talib Shareef described the ablution practice as preparing for an “appointment before God.” Originally broadcast February 11, 2016.http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/topics/belief-and-practice/