series: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
air date: 1/04/13 6:30 PM
Catholic Schools - Because of rising costs and changing demographics, many Catholics schools have been forced to close, leading one Catholic leader to say "our educational system was imploding" and that "radical surgery had to be done." Now, as Bob Faw reports, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has turned to a private foundation to manage 21 of its schools, promoting their programs and raising funds. Turkey's Alawites - As Syria's violence continues and criticism of Syria's Alawite leadership intensifies, Alawites in Turkey are concerned about the many Syrian refugees, mostly Sunnis, now flooding into their country. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from along the Syrian-Turkish border on growing fear in the Turkish Alawite community that Sunni anger over the Alawite Syrian regime will spill over into their community.
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