"Separation, I think, doesn't guide our thought that well. Because actually, if you think about it, no one believes in absolute separation of church from state." - Martha Nussbaum
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET-TV)
Battle in Sadr City. Just back from being under fire in Sadr City this week, award-winning journalist Leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief for McClatchy, gives viewers on-the-ground analysis of the latest events and a close-up look at the state of the war. Fadel has covered the war in Iraq for Knight Ridder and now McClatchy on and off since June 2005, as well as the 34-day war in Lebanon between Hezbollah and Israel in the summer of 2006.
Then, the JOURNAL travels to California where nurses are fighting for better healthcare. Says Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director of the California Nurses Association: "[To] all of the politicians who get the healthcare that the public provides, we're saying, 'Why are Americans not worthy of the same type of care that you have?'"
Bill Moyers interviews leading philosopher Martha Nussbaum, whose latest book LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA'S TRADITION OF RELIGIOUS EQUALITY offers a provocative take on the separation of church and state in America.
Ask Leila Fadel. McClatchy's Baghdad bureau chief takes your questions.
Separating church and state. Weigh in on our discussion of religion in American life.
Bill Moyers Rewind: FOOLING WITH WORDS (1999).