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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1807

The "T" in "LGBT" - As people who are transgender speak out increasingly about their lives and their needs, some churches and other institutions are trying to respond. Judy Valente reports from Chicago on some of the theological questions around transgender identity and a church that welcomes and ministers to transgender individuals.

Taking the Church to the Needy - A Lutheran pastor in Minnesota has made it her ministry to take a food truck to a neighborhood where people are hungry. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on her "church," the responses she has received and the hopes she retains.

Ebola Ethical Dilemmas - As the U.S. ramps up its response to the Ebola crisis, what ethical questions should be taken into account in treating the disease and trying to stop its spread? Host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton talk with Professor George Annas, Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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