- The meaning of hope
Hope is a word that's used often in our culture, a concept that is promoted by some and disparaged by others. Is hope less important than hard work, courage and determination, or a necessary companion to those traits? Midmorning examines the value and meaning of hope.
Originally broadcast July 20, 2011.9:06 a.m.
Sister Joan Chittister: Benedictine nun, author and executive director of Benetivision, a research center on contemporary spirituality. She is the author of several books, including "Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope."
Bishop John Spong: Retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark and author of several books in spirituality.
- The origins of ethics
We apply principles of ethics to all areas of life, from law to medicine to everyday behavior. But where do our ideas about ethics come from, and who decides what's ethical and what isn't?
Originally broadcast June 15, 2011.10:06 a.m.
Jeff Kahn, MD: Director of the Center for Bioethics and professor in the department of medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Rabbi Harold Kushner: Rabbi laureate at Temple Israel in Natick, Mass. He is the author of several books, including "When Bad Things Happen to Good People."
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