RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/12/2014 - 10:30am - 10:59am
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/
PSIP Description: 
Tiny houses for the homeless in Eugene, Oregon and violinist Joshua Bell are showcased.
Long Description: 
Tiny Houses for the Homeless - In Eugene, Oregon the city, local churches and volunteers have created a small community for the homeless. It's called "Opportunity Village" and it consists of 8'x 8' and 8'x10' houses built with donated materials. The price to the occupants is one dollar per day and there is no cost to the taxpayers. Lucky Severson reports that the occupants of "Opportunity Village" govern themselves and establish their own rules and punishments. The pastors who are involved say what they are doing is exactly the kind of caring for the poor that the gospels teach. Joshua Bell -The famous violinist talks with Bob Faw about finding in music truth, beauty and "a sense of divine order in the world." The Practices and Meanings of Sukkot - As Jews observe the Sukkot holiday through next Wednesday, Rabbi James Michaels of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington explains the significance of building temporary shelters for eating and worship, remembering their ancestors' 40 years of wandering in the desert after their escape from slavery in Egypt.