Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is acclaimed for its examination of religion’s role—and the ethical dimensions—behind top news headlines. This 14-segment anthology of NewsWeekly reports considers the relationship between religion and international affairs.
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In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers speaks with Christian and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about ending the gridlock between politics, science and faith. Broadcast date: September 12, 2014.
It has been called a gateway to eternal salvation and an incitement to holy war. It has unified peoples yet divided nations. Religion: would society be better off without it? That is the question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion underscore that rampant interfaith and intrafaith violence vastly outweighs any social benefits of religion and that key virtues of religion, such as inspiration and consolation, can readily be found in other aspects of life; those against suggest that religion is inescapable in that faith is an integral part of human nature and that religious moderates—the majority of the planet’s faithful—cumulatively do great good in the world. Questions from the floor follow. The final vote? Marginally for. British media personality Joan Bakewell presides
This three-part series offers an intriguing new approach to the most enigmatic question of all time. This series is stirring powerful debate across society and the media. . . Science vs. God is not primarily about religion. It is a gripping, no-holds-barred series definitively examining whether contemporary science appears to support the existence of a creator or systematically bury ‘him’. As the programs journey into the fascinating worlds of the cosmos, life on Earth, and human mind and consciousness, they assemble a world-class cast of ‘believing’ and ‘unbelieving’ scientists—and others—who, in spirited and determined fashion, unleash their arguments as to whether the scientific evidence points to us being here by cosmic chance or because a creator intended it. Evidence on both sides of Science vs. God? is clearly presented. The vital verdict is left open. The viewing audience is judge and jury in pursuing the answer to the biggest question in the history of humanit