Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – Dec. 27 & Jan. 3

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information.   Show #1717 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on December 27 (check local listings).   Show #1718 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. on January 3 (check local listings). Show #1717: A look back at […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information.   Show #1717 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on December 27 (check local listings).   Show #1718 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. on January 3 (check local listings).

Show #1717:

A look back at the top religion and ethics stories of 2013 –Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne, Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service and Kim Lawton, Managing Editor of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly join host Bob Abernethy to discuss the priorities and impact of Pope Francis – his concern for the poor and his changes in the Vatican bureaucracy.  Also, churches and denominations divided by issues of homosexuality and gay marriage, the late Nelson Mandela and his rejection of revenge, and other top stories of the year.

Show #1718:

A look ahead at the likely top religion and ethics stories of 2014 – Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne, Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service and Kim Lawton, Managing Editor of Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly join host Bob Abernethy to anticipate the likely top religion and ethics stories to come in 2014.  Will Pope Francis’s worldwide popularity begin to wane?  What will the Supreme Court say about prayer before public meetings and the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?  What story is already looming that might turn into a surprise?