Religion & Ethics Newsweekly


Guiding Rage into Power - GRIP -- A program in California's San Quentin prison that uses meditation to help inmates address the root causes of their violent behavior. The creator of the program tells correspondent Kate Olson that even though they are in prison, they are nevertheless part of a community, and they are learning not to create violence but to resolve it. Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews - There are more than 300,000 of them in the U.S. and Canada, living in tightly-knit communities that observe the strict rules of the Torah. Lucky Severson reports that those who have left the communities say they sometimes find themselves ostracized by their own families, who have been taught that the outside world is "demonic" and "dangerous."

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