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Religion and Ethics Weekly

Religion and Ethics Weekly

This is a journal posted on the Public Broadcasting Service site. It focuses on religious trends in America and religious and ethical issues. It is a good site to consult if one wants to know what religious and ethical concerns are currently being discussed in the media and on-line. Because of its general focus it can make one aware of trends and needs in religion and public ethics. It is helpful if one wants to lead students into questions of the relevence of what they are learning in religious studies in their lives and in our country.

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Jody Ondich
Jody Ondich (Faculty)
10 years ago
Excellent resources on this site, and really fine resource for both the classroom and the on line course.
Used in course? Yes
Don Peavy
Don Peavy (Faculty)
11 years ago
No serious course in religion can be had without this resource which brings religious study to life.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: Ten minutes.
Laura Shulman
Laura Shulman (Faculty)
15 years ago
I have referenced this site for years. I love both this site and the weekly
television show associated with it. For me,
the most useful material at this site are the video pieces and accompanying
transcripts. Each week features up to three major stories with video pieces
between 3 - 10 minutes in length. I have been able to show these in our computer
equiped classroom, using RealPlayer. Each story highlighted at the site also
features both internal and external links to related material.

Technical Remarks:

Site contains a good search feature. If you want to find videos, simply include
"watch" in your search along with key words for your topic.
Site has been updated as of Dec. 2008. Videos are now embedded within the transcript pages, more videos for older stories have been made available, many now in Windows Media Player format rather than Real Player (some still in both formats). Navigation on the new, more interactive site, does seem to be problematic and not as intuitive as the older version. Episodes before Dec. 2008 can be accessed through the archive at the site (link available on the site home page)
Used in course? Yes