For over three decades, WPBT2’s Viewpoint has brought various religious leaders and scholars together for discussions on topics of religious, moral and ethical importance to both South Florida and the world.
The goal of this monthly religion roundtable program is to provide a means by which the numerous religions of our community can come together to openly discuss timely and vital issues.
As communities grow and diversify, faith becomes an increasingly significant factor, and each religion offers a unique solution to the concerns of the community. How do today’s young adults view religion and spirituality? Is religion hampering science? Who hates in the name of God?
Spearheaded by host Steve Gushée, Viewpoint attempts to answer these and other questions in an effort to foster communication within the community and help educate viewers on different points of view.
Sunday, September 7th @ 12:30 PM Sunday, September 21st @ 11:30 PM
Same-Sex Marriage Coming to Florida?
On August 21st, a federal judge in Tallahassee declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining other state judges in four counties claiming it violates the 14th Amendment. Nineteen states in the U.S. now allow for the marriage of same-sex couples, will Florida become number twenty? What will this mean for Florida, its residents and conservative groups?
Guests: Caroline Mala Corbin, J.D., University of Miami School of Law José Gabilondo, J.D., Florida International University Lauren Gilbert, Esq., St Thomas University School of Law
Howard Simon, Ph.D., ACLU of Florida
Sunday, July 6 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, July 20 @ 12:30 PM
Ethics of U.S. Intervention in Middle East Two concerns have ranked high for both the Bush and Obama administrations -- humanitarian intervention and terrorism. As the United States remains deeply engaged in the security affairs of East Asia and the Middle East, can military intervention against terrorism, and in the cause of humanitarian relief, be ethically justified? Or should the U.S. isolate itself, nullifying its alliances with its international security partners?
Guests: Daniel Alvarez, M.A., M.T.S., Florida International University Thomas A. Breslin, Ph.D., Florida International University Michael Lenaghan, Ed.D., Miami Dade College Robert Rabil, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Sunday, October 31 @ 12:00 PM Thursday, November 4 @ 7:30 PM
Review of PBS’s “God in America” In October, PBS aired a three part series titled "God in America". The intent of this special was to explore the historical dynamic between religion and public life in America from its inception through modern day. Was America’s religious history portrayed accurately? What sort of progress have we made toward mutual religious tolerance?
Guests: Daniel Alvarez, M.A., M.T.S., Florida International University Edward Sunshine, Ph.D., Barry University Aisha Musa, Ph.D., Florida International University Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Thompson, Sunrise Jewish Center