Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1746 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on July 18 (check local listings). 

Surge of Migrant Children –As thousands of children fleeing the violence and poverty of Central America continue to flood into the Southwest, churches are helping the government take care of them. Saul Gonzalez reports on the continuing crisis and how it is triggering angry debates and widespread uncertainty about the future for the detained children and of long term immigration reform.

Mental Health in India – For the millions of people in India suffering from mental health disorders there are only a few thousand psychotherapists. That gap, alongside popular devotion to faith healing and witchcraft, has kept many afflicted Indians from getting any effective care. But Fred de Sam Lazaro reports that in some places, alongside traditional treatment —  modern medical care is being gradually being accepted.


Lindsey Bernstein


The organizations and/or individuals who submit materials for distribution by Religion News Service are solely responsible for the facts in and accuracy of their materials. Religion News Service will correct any errors brought to its attention.