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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #1747

Latino Converts to Islam -- As Muslims around the world prepare to end their month-long Ramadan fasting, Managing Editor Kim Lawton looks at one of the fastest-growing segments of the American Islamic community: Latino converts. Experts say there may be as many as 250, 000 Hispanic Muslims in the US. Lawton looks at the reasons why Latinos are converting and the challenges they face from both inside and outside the Muslim community.

Folksinger Carrie Newcomer. The Indiana singer-songwriter is also a poet, essayist and playwright, a Quaker who sees the sacred in everything. Correspondent Judy Valente reports that Newcomer has toured the world with her messages of sacramental living, social justice and peace, affirming the "connectedness" of all people. [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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