RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/27/2014 - 4:30pm - 4:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/
Long Description: 
Migrant Children and the Judicial Process - After the unprecedented surge of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America earlier this year, tens of thousands of children now await court action on their fate. Kim Lawton reports that faith-based advocates are trying to help the children through the complex legal process amid an intense national debate over whether they should be sent home. China, Buddhism and the Environment - The government of China, long hostile to religion, may be permitting a return to Buddhism and other traditional religions in an effort to protect the environment. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports that environmentalists in China - and some government officials - see in Buddhism values of simplicity and respect for nature they say are necessary if the Chinese people are ever to overcome their country's massive pollution and create an ecologically sustainable civilization. Rebuilding St. Nicholas Church - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero in New York was the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11. Thirteen years later, church officials have broken ground to rebuild the church as a national shrine and place of prayer, remembrance and pilgrimage.