Listen Up Northwest program 46: Separation of church and state

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

In Listen Up! Northwest program 46, we look at the separation of church and state with a discussion between an atheist, a Christian pastor, and a practicing Muslim. (Callie Shanafelt, KBCS Bellevue/Seattle).

Music by Northwest artist DJ B-Girl.

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

christian/roman law?

Your site does not identify the Christian pastor, but his claim that Justinian's reforms of Roman law are based on Christian ethics ring false to me. Nowhere in his _Institutes_, his codification of Roman Law, is Christ mentioned. It is true that Justinian gave legal force to the canon law created by the first four ecumenical councils, but these mostly had to do with outlawing heretical sects (though your pastor seems to think religious intolerance the particular trait of Islam, which harbored both Christian and Jewish populations within the Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire for 1200 years.

Sean Taylor, PhD

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