Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET
. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics
for additional information. Show # 1701 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 6 (check local listings).
- Guantanamo Ethics – In the wake of the September 11th attacks, the US established a detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to imprison and interrogate those captured in the new war against terror. Today, citing concerns about torture and human rights abuses, a growing movement is urging that Gitmo be shut down. Kim Lawton looks at the complex ethical and moral questions surrounding Guantanamo, including whether hunger-striking detainees should be force fed.
- Buddhist University – Buddhism was born in India some 2500 years ago and has spread elsewhere in Asia but only a tiny fraction of India’s population is Buddhist. For decades, in a revival effort, the Indian government has encouraged pilgrims to come to one of India’s holiest locations, the ancient city of Bodh Gaya and, as Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, there is now an effort to revive the ancient Buddhist university that once flourished there.