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Issues of Faith - April 2009

Show 1:
Holocaust Remembrance
Airs: April 2, 4, 5, 6, 16, 18, 19, 20

April is set aside as a month to remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and its impact on people of all races, faiths, and creeds around the world. On Issues of Faith, we take a look at the spiritual impact of the Holocaust. Holocaust survivor Eric Rosenfeld shares his story, and Rabbi Saul Strosberg from Sherith Israel talks about the way the Holocaust continues to affect some individuals' view of God. Plus, Felicia Anchor form the Tennessee Holocaust Commission talks about how they are working to honor Holocaust survivors and liberators and to ensure people understand the gravity of the event so it will never happen again.

National Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 21, 2009.

For more information about the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, visit http://www.tennesseeholocaustcommission.org/. For more information about the Tennessee Holocaust Survivors and Liberators, visit http://www.tennesseeholocaustcommission.org/livingon/.


Show 2:
Stem Cell Research
Airs: April 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 25, 26, 27

When President Obama lifted the restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, people of faith took notice. But, does the President's moral imperative to support stem cell research make it OK for people of faith? On Issues of Faith, we'll take a look at how different Christian denominations deal with the issue. Bishop David Choby from the Nashville Diocese talks about the reasons behind the Catholic Church's opposition to embryonic stem cell research. He also talks about the types of stem cell research supported by the church and how the Diocese is dealing with this serious issue. Plus, Rev. Jim Kitchens from the Second Presbyterian Church shares a more supportive view of embryonic stem cell research, including the Presbyterian Church's ideas on when personhood begins and how that differs from the Catholic church.

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