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Aug 24, 2014 4:30pm EDT
american woman's campaign to bring love into the lives of some of china's millions of neglected orphans. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. >>> amid ongoing tensions in ferguson, missouri, faith leaders continued to pray for peace and call for justice. local clergy have tried to maintain calm after the fatal shooting of an unarmed african-american teenager, michael brown. the shooting sparked two weeks of protests and sometimes violent confrontations with police. interfaith groups have sponsored peaceful marches and prayer vigils in ferguson urging an expedited grand jury hearing as well as long-term changes in police procedures. several churches hosted town hall meetings for community members to air their frustrations. across the nation, many faith groups are holding special services to show their solidarity with ferguson. we'll have more on some of the broader moral issues highlighted by the events there in a few minutes. >>> meanwhile, religious leaders in new york continued to raise concerns about the case of eric garner, a black man, who died las
PBS
Oct 26, 2014 4:30pm EDT
rise one of china's senior environmental reporters is becoming a buddhist. an investigative journalist, first story about the environment was an expose that made national headlines. his hard-hitting story eventually got him fired so he continued his work add china dialogue, and international online journal. after ten years of reporting, he says he was feeling burned out. >> translator: every day what we do our good deeds, which may give us positive energy, but meanwhile, what we are facing is the darkest side of the world. as an environmentalist every day what we see is polluted air, polluted rivers and the slaughter of wild animals. this kind of negative energy attacks us every day. where do we draw our strength from? >> reporter: liu jiang jiang swun of millions of chinese returning to buddhist daoist temples once condemned by the government. during china's revolution's revolution, many buddhist temples like this one were destroyed or defaced. today these temps are alive with worshippers. by some accounts, one out of every five chinese call themselves buddhists. some scholars say the
PBS
Jan 8, 2012 10:00am PST
koreans trying to escape, through china to south korea. >> reporter: this is pyongyang, the capitol of the democratic people's republic of korea, and this is the way the regime wants you to see life in north korea, as a utopian paradise. it's not the way melanie kirkpatrick, a senior fellow at the hudson institute sees north korea. she's about to publish a book about the people who've escaped the north and those who have helped them. >> i'd argue, not only is it the most totalitarian regime in existence today, it's probably the most totalitarian regime in existence in history. it is hard to describe to americans the extent of the repression there. >> reporter: kwang jin kim was a north korean banker who defected eight years ago. he now lives in south korea. >> the life in north korea is like hell, you know, and the life outside is like heaven. >> reporter: this is the so-called "demilitarized zone," the heavily militarized buffer zone between the two koreas, which are still technically at war. south korea has one of the world's most prosperous economies. by all accounts, north korea is one
PBS
Jul 15, 2012 10:00am PDT
china. chinese catholics have been rallying in support of shanghai bishop thaddeus ma daqin, who disappeared after his ordination ceremony last saturday. the vatican and china's communist government have long disagreed over who has the authority to ordain chinese bishops. bishop ma had the approval of both. but at the end of his ordination ceremony, he shocked the audience by announcing that he was resigning from the government body that oversees catholics in china. there were conflicting reports about whether his subsequent disappearance was voluntary. >>> the u.s. state department called once again for the immediate release of an iranian pastor currently facing a death sentence for converting from islam to christianity. youcef nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 and charged with apostasy. he has now spent more than 1,000 days in jail. the state department said nadarkhani was facing possible execution, "simply for following his faith." several u.s. religious groups have also advocated for his freedom. >>> a group of prominent european rabbis denounced a recent court decision in germ
WHUT
Sep 2, 2012 8:30am EDT
says he's encouraged by signs that china's approach to tibet could improve under new chinese leadership. in a reuters interview, the dalai lama said he's heard from people inside china who say china's new president, set to take over later this year, could be more lenient. the comments came just days after two more young tibetans set themselves on fire to protest china's policy toward tibet and the dali lama. more than 50 people, mainly monks and nuns, have committed self immolation since 2009. most have died. >>> in cleveland the trial began this week of 16 amish men and women. they're charged with hate crimes for forcibly cutting the hair and beards of their fellow amish. the case involves members of a small breakaway amish group who attacked men and women in their former community. the defense say the beard and haircuttings were personal disputes, but prosecutors argue they were religiously motivated, since hair holds religious significance for the amish. if convicted, some of the 16 could serve 20 years or more in prison. >>> in much of the underdeveloped world, microloans
PBS
Jan 23, 2011 10:30am EST
front of the white house. >> for china and u.s. to work together as business equals. that's great, we're not against that at all and we don't think it should come at the expense of human rights. >> obama urged china to open up a dialogue with the dalai lama. he called universal rights essential to a universal success any prosperity. president hu said more needs to be done in china with human rights. real action must follow hu's words. >>> the house of representatives voted this week to repeal the health care reform law, although that repeal has no chance of passing the senate which is controlled by democrats. wellicous groups who followed heavily for and against the law. several urged congress to keep the legislation intact. some conservative groups called for its repeal saying the law allows federal funding of abortion. >>> in iraq, shiite pilgrims were targeted in another wave of deadly violence this week. at least 50 people were killed and nearly 200 others wounded when car bombs exploded at security checkpoints around the holy city of karbala. every year hundreds of thousands
PBS
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am PST
pope resigning, this kind of nixon to china move almost. and it was natural that there was no real plan for what you would do with a pope emeritus. so, for security reasons, and a lot of other reasons, i think it made sense that he should live inside the vatican, at least at first. but i think it is going to become a problem down the road, especially if he continues to write and to publish some of his writings. >> david, one of those that's mentioned from time to time as a possible pope is the archbishop of new york, timothy dolan. is there anything to that, do you think? >> i think it's a great story. don't think it's going to happen. >> okay. our thanks to father tom reese of the woodstock theological center at georgetown university and to david gibson of religion news service. we want to revisit now a story we ran some years ago on the process the cardinals follow when they choose a new pope. you will notice some familiar faces that look a little younger but were just as knowledgeable and helpful then as they are today. again, kim lawton. ♪ >> in the gospel of matthew, jesus s
PBS
May 20, 2012 10:00am PDT
tibetan monks and nuns should stop setting themselves on fire to protest china's policy on tibet. he replied, "no answer." he said that was a political issue and he was no longer a political leader. >>> if you buy low-cost clothes almost any u.s. store the chces e go that they were made in south america or asia where labor costs are low and the competition, intense. we have a story by fred de sam lazaro today about garment workers in cambodia at the heart of an old dilemma. can an employer pay his workers a living wage and at the same time keep his costs low enough to stay in business? >> reporter: back in the 1990s, cambodia, impoverished and rebuilding after its genocidal khmer rouge years, took steps to give its new garment industry a competitive leg up. it agreed to a system of fair labor standards with a minimum wage rule, a limit to working hours, unions to represent workers, and freedom of expression. all would be open to international inspection. today, there are perhaps 400,000 garment workers in more than 300 factories in and near the capital, phnom penh. they are subcontra
PBS
Nov 18, 2012 10:30am EST
and new jersey. >>> there were sharp words exchanged between china and the dalai lama as the number of self-immolations by tibetans grew dramatically. speaking in japan, the dalai lama called for an investigation into the causes behind the immolations and faulted china for seeing buddhism as a threat. china meanwhile once again accused the dalia lama of glorifying the suicides. at least ten tibetans inside china set themselves on fire in the last two weeks to protest china's policy on tibet. >>> we have a special commemoration today of what many say is the world's greatest work of art, michelangelo's ceiling of the sistine chapel in the vatican. it's been 500 years since that masterpiece was first opened to public view. as lucky severson reports, michelangelo's images have shaped the way millions of people think of god. and they still provoke controversy about exactly what michelangelo had in mind about the relationship between man and god. >> reporter: of all the magnificence of the vatican, there is likely nothing of more artistic consequence than the pope's own personal chapel wi
PBS
Aug 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
, not just profit. a tibetan monk reportedly set himself on fire this week in china to protest that country's policy toward tibet and the dalai lama, its exiled spiritual leader. at a tibetan monastery in another part of china, security was stepped up as the chinese-recognized panchen lama arrived there to study and meditate. the panchen lama is the second highest leader in tibetan buddhism, but the one recognized by china is not accepted by the dalai lama. >>> more violence in pakistan this week. at least 40 people were killed, more than 80 injured, in a suicide bombing at a sunni mosque in the khyber region. the area has long been a base for islamist militants and it's on the supply route for u.s. forces in afghanistan. to the south, in karachi, more than 50 people were killed this week, apparently victims of a turf war between rival ethnic groups and criminal gangs. unrest in the country's largest city, the commercial capital of pakistan, is chronic. the government hasn't been able to stop the violence, but as fred de sam lazaro reports, one elderly devout muslim-abdul sattar edh
PBS
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am PST
vise versa. you know, german, we think about trade flows, we think about china and asia, but the trans-atntic relationship is about investment flows. you know, there's-- german companies in the united states provide directly for about 700,000 u.s. jobs, and if you look at any range of states around the united states, uh, german companies invest in communities here, creating real jobs, on average paying better jobs than domestically-sourced ones. american companies do the same in germany. >> charles, isn't that enough for a special relationship with germany? >> well the relationship is, is unquestionably strong when it comes to the financial aspects, in particular, as dan was saying, the investment front. i think there are three big issues that we need to keep our eye on when it comes to the, the economic side of the equation. one, is germany going to continue to be europe's lender of last resort? is it going to be comfortable redistributing funds to the e.u.'s poorer members? and in the case of the greek financial crisis, the germans eventually stepped up to the plate, but they d
PBS
Jun 22, 2014 4:30pm EDT
across the border into china where they're offered a choice between marriage and a brothel. but some of the girls escape and once they return there are people trying to help them get back into school and learn job skills. fred de sam lazaro reports from the vietnam/china border. >> the communist party flag still flies high in vietnam. but on the ground, consumers and capitalism are thriving. at least in cities like hoe che ming and the capital, hanoi, which have grown rapidly. >> you see an enormous amount of mobility within the country and the urban migration happening to a large scale. >> however, forster said the strong economic growth is not enough to absorb millions of young entrants to the job market in this nation of 90 million. >> we have currently about 400,000 migrant workers being deployed abroad with 80,000 leaving every year. whenever you have migration, which is a positive driver and a positive force, then you have also the expectation of use coming with it. and that leads to trafficking. >> the heart of both the sex and labor trafficking problem and much of vietnam's pove
PBS
Jun 2, 2013 10:00am PDT
, sew and then sell. >> reporter: investors from china, take juan, korea and malaysia could demand higher costs, but that would be suicidal. >> as to increase the minimum wage? what happens? the investor just pack up and go home. >> or go to noticianother count. >> we have to compare our price with bangladesh, with pakistan or india, you know, or even china. >> reporter: san francisco-based gap is the largest buyer of garments made in cambodia and buys from other developing nations. bobbi silten who owns gap and banana republic and old navy, has no plans to leave cambodia. >> we have longstanding relationships with vendors. one of the top ten sourcing countries for the last ten years. we're committed to being there, and we think that the labor standards that they have put in place is one of the reasons why we continue to stay. >> ken loo says buyers may talk up the labor standards, but 2008 when the global recession began, many, including gap, cut back in cambodia. at the same time, bangladesh, with lower pay and labor standards, saw no drop in business. >> it just confirms our kno
WHUT
Oct 4, 2009 8:30am EDT
60th anniversary of the people's republic of china and 60 years of communist rule. but in other parts of the world, there were protests, as human rights and religious freedom activists criticized ongoing repression in china. in india, buddhist exiles demonstrated against the ongoing chinese occupation of their tibetan homeland. a new survey by the pew research center finds that fewer americans express support for legal abortion than in previous years. in this year's survey, americans were almost evenly divided, with 47% saying they support legal abortion and 45% against. in 2008, 54% of americans said they supported legal abortion and 41% opposed it. this weekend, catholics around the country celebrate their annual red mass, in honor of all those working in the justice system. meanwhile, the supreme court is about to take up a case that could have major consequences for the line separating church and state. at issue is a cross on public land in the mojave desert in california. the first amendment to the constitution forbids the government from establishing any religion, and that has b
WHUT
Oct 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
the number of young tibetans who have set themselves on fire in recent months to protest china's policy towards tibet and spiritual leader, the dalai lama. prayer services were held this week for the who have committed self imilation this year. five have died including one nun. officials from the tibetan government in exile called the deaths tragic and urged china to improve its treatment of tibetans. >>> the indicted roman catholic bishop of kansas city said he has no plans to step down as the head of the diocese. he became the first bishop changed with covering up the actions of an abusive priest. he is the highest ranking official ithe. u.s catholic church to be u indicted in the x abuse scandal. victims groups alleged that many others have committed similar acts. bo an about an agreement they with the port authority to rebuilt st. nicholas church. the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11. they sued the port authority earlier after negotiations for rebuilding near ground zero broke down. the church will be rebuilt at a new location close to its original site. we have a stor
PBS
Nov 4, 2014 4:30pm EST
," better known as beijing. and it was defended by the great wall of china. arthur: that's istanbul, right? correct, arthur. and finally, the colosseum in rome-- home to massive sporting events almost 2,000 years ago. now, would anyone like to guess why i showed you all these slides of cities? we're going on a class trip? is it rome? china? alas, no. it's inspiration for your next assignment. each of you will team up with a partner and create your own city. arthur: so i was thinking that the buses in our city could be hot air balloons, and they could be powered by windmills placed at each stop. (whistle blows) arthur: the only cars allowed would be ambulances and fire trucks. everyone else would roll everywhere by human power, and there'd be so many bikes and scooters around that no one would have to buy them. and... hey, are you listening? huh? oh yeah, sounds great. but you know what we really need? a stadium. one stadium. but not just any old stadium. it'll be huge and... it can't be too huge. mr. ratburn said we have to build a model of this city, remember? think about it. if the grebe
PBS
Feb 19, 2012 10:00am PST
him on china's treatment of tibetan buddhists, uighar muslims and some christians. meanwhile, china said it will allow the u.s. ambassador for international religious freedom, suzanne johnson cook, toisit thacountry after earlier reports that she had been denied a visa. >>> controversy continued over the administration's policy changes on contraceptive services. a house committee held a hearing thursday on whether the new policy violates religious liberty. last week, president obama announced revisions saying that religion related organizations with moral objections would not have to offer or pay for birth control. instead, insurance companies would have to provide those services to women free of charge. some catholic leaders supported the change, but others, including the us conference of catholic bishops, said it did not adequately address their concerns. the bishops' opposition is being led by new york's archbishop timothy dolan. >>> dolan is in rome this weekend being elevated to cardinal, along with another american, baltimore's archbishop edwin o'brien. dozens of churches in n
PBS
Jul 4, 2010 10:30am EDT
. >>> finally, south africa may have the world cup, but china is boasting about the world's first-ever religious games. the communist nation has long been criticized for repressing faith, but its official news agency says china celebrates religious diversity, hence the religious games. buddhists, daoists and protestant christians battled it out from everything from ping-pong to chinese chess, basketball, cycling and even tug-of-war. the chinese news agency did not report who won. >>> that's our program for now. i'm bob abernethy. there is much more on our website including more from archbishop desmond tutu from south africa and pamela greenberg on the psalms. you can comment on our stories and share them. audio and video podcasts are always available. you can always follow us on our facebook page. join us at pbs.org. >>> as we leave you this fourth of july weekend, the navy band in new orleans performing last sunday at that city's trinity episcopal church. ♪ >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lillian endowment, an indianapolis based family, dedica
WHUT
Nov 13, 2011 8:30am EST
fire this year to protest china's policies towards tibet. prayer services have been held in india for the 11, among them a tibetan nun who died last week. the dalai lama has called their actions "a sign of deep desperation." >>> in other news, this weekend, tlc cable network is presenting its latest reality program, this one about american muslims. it's called "all-american muslim" and it features five different families living in dearborn, michigan. creators say they want to show muslims as "everyday folks." the cast includes a high school football coach and a businesswoman hoping to open a nightclub. >>> also, this weekend, the national cathedral reopens for the consecration of the new episcopal bishop of washington, c., rev. dr. mariann edgar budde. the cathedral has been closed since august after it sustained significant damage in the earthquake that hit the washington area. the cathedral continues to try to raise funds for its repairs. damage from the quake has been estimated at $15 million. >>> now, judy valente reports on richard rohr -- a franciscan priest who has become a
CBS
Jun 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
they say they don't need stimulus anymore. >> a slowdown in china's economy also has investors worried that chinese consumers won't be able to buy as many american goods, but analyst ben willis sees an opportunity in the falling stock prices. >> you should be buying your equities in the same way you're going to the supermarket and buying things on sale. >> the scaled back stimulus is pushed mortgage rates up, but that's not necessarily bad news for the housing market. >> a lot of people have been on the side looichbs waiting for whatever reason but they've decided rather than wait for the rates to gown further, they're going to get back in the marketing. >> it will be scaled back gradually only if the economy continues to gain speed and the job market improves. >>> let's talk more about the markets with lauren lyster of yahoo!. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you think they maybe overreacted a bit to this? >> i mean that is a good question. one of the many people i was talking to are saying like people at yahoo! finances, this is the pullback that people have been waiting
WHUT
Feb 7, 2010 10:00pm EST
associates have said he will meet with the president then despite objections from china. >> abernethy: also in washington, a major change in attitude among the military's top brass on gays in the military. admiral ke mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, told senators that allowing gays to serve openly is quote "the right thing to do." >> no matter how i look at this issue, i cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens. >> abernethy: mullen and defense secretary robert gates said the pentagon is launching a year- long study to change the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy-- a policy that allows gays to serve only if they keep their sexual identity a secret. an international team of scientists has found that some people in vegetative states can, in fact, have some normal brain activity. though researchers cautioned that their work needs further study and does not apply to all such patients, their findings have fueled the debate over
WHUT
Mar 20, 2011 8:30am EDT
was imported from china, that seeks to make every opportunity in life, in daily life, secular life, as well as spiritual life, or more pointedly, religious life, an opportunity for moral self-cultivation. and it starts at a very early age. for instance, my son in a 3-year-old class at nursery school's teacher would talk about how she went home every night to try to understand how she could better inculcate a sense of little johnny's effect on little tommy in terms of how he was behaving. so that sensibility of commiseration or empathy or understanding how our behavior affects other people starts there at a very early age. >> and now there is the grieving and the rituals that are available too for helping people through that. what are the most important of those? >> the buddhist tradition, as well as the new religions, have these very elaborate, very elongated memorial services, a sequence of memorial rites that go on literally ad infinitum, and they're a wonderful occasion for families and friends of the deceased to come together at sporadic intervals to remember the deceased and s
WHUT
Apr 25, 2010 8:30am EDT
china, mourning continued after this month's deadly earthquake. more than 2,000 people were killed and 12,000 injured in the tragedy. tibetan buddhist monks have been helping with rescue efforts, organizing services for the dead and offering prayers for the victims. in this country, many evangelical christians home- school their children, in part to insulate them from a public school culture they say conflicts with their religious values. now, some muslim americans are doing the same thing. we have a story today from bob faw about two muslim home-school families in northern virginia. >> reporter: in the heart of mainstream america, a cub scout derby where each of the home- designed cars is carefully weighed and measured before roaring off at breakneck speed. here, enterprise, ingenuity and patience are justly rewarded. >> my favorite part was when i got in first. >> reporter: it's a mainstream event passionately embraced not only by the jaka brothers but also by nine-year-old bilal khan, whose education and upbringing is anything but mainstream. in his loudoun county, virginia, home, b
WHUT
Jan 22, 2012 8:30am EST
in a good spirit and the community loves it. >> our next building is the bank of china which was built by an architect from the states who apparently didn't realize that the diamond designed exterior is a negative shape in feng shui, and the diamonds were pointed directly at the governor's house. >> and the governor lost his job, so they built a swimming pool between this and the governor's house so that the water would take away the negative energy. it didn't work. the replacement governor had a heart attack. >> today the bank has a moat around it. >> you notice the fish are mostly different shades of gold, and they represent, of course, gold flowing around your life. so, definitely a prosperity theme at this bank. >> as an example of how seriously hong kong takes feng shui, in recent years, the city has spent more than $8 million compensating people living next to construction sites because all that activity disturbed their feng shui. nury says some people go a little overboard when it comes to feng shui. >> if you move your desk over here a bit, you know, suddenly grandma will
PBS
Sep 14, 2014 4:30pm EDT
planet. they are the people that helped make our world the way it is for us today, whether we're in china, north america, europe or whatever. >> rene "white feather" is from the lumbee tribe of north carolina. >> we're reluctant sometimes to say, "we are owners, we own a paleo-indian site." we don't want to say that because we feel like it's something we're custodians of. >> us all being related by virtue of being created and respecting that represents a circle. the circle of life, that we're born, we have a youth, we get old, we die, but we believe that there's something beyond that where our ancestors are, so that's a circle. >> stone circles in pre-historic sites have been discovered right across the globe in west africa, egypt, ireland, in fact throughout the british isles there are hundreds of stone circles. and then of course there is stonehenge, the granddaddy of them all, which was built around 3,000 b.c. and like all these pre-historic sites -- who put them there, and why, we don't really know. >> i don't think you're ever going to have a confident sense of certainty about theË
PBS
Oct 11, 2009 10:30am EDT
president's trip to china. also, in wasngton, the supreme court conned its fall term, with many of the justic attending thannual roman catholic remass honoring those working in the stice system. a ntroversy over a cross on publ land in the mojave desert was one ofhe first cases the court took up. it's closely-watched first amendnt debate that could affecthe future of all regious symbols on public land. e cross is now covered by a wooden box, pending t court's decision. as coress and the president try to cree affordable health care for everyoneone big issue is how tatment at the end of life might become more human and less pensive. right nowin most states, when a dying patient can noonger cmunicate, doctors have no choice but keep care going, even if it is painful f the patien very expensive and unlikely to do any good. so, as bettrollin reports, many doctors nt their patients to write clear,egal instructio in advance about what th do and do not want done when they beme terminally ill. >>she's been fighting cancer fo five years, twice. she has emphysema of theungs realad. it's gotten wo
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