Helping Up Mission, Baltimore, MD

PBS Airs Religious Hiring Story Featuring IRFA President and Baltimore Rescue Mission

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, the PBS television show focusing on religion topics, on May 28th aired the story, “Religious Hiring: Should a Federally Funded Faith-Based Group Hire on the Basis of Religion?” Unusually, it is a fair treatment of this heated issue. The show is available online.

Reporter Kim Lawton interviewed IRFA President Stanley Carlson-Thies for the story. The story also features the Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore ministry to homeless men, an organization that regards religious hiring to be crucial to its mission and effectiveness.

Watch the story here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/may-28-2010/religious-hiring-rights/6365/

Extended excerpts from the interview with Carlson-Thies are available here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/may-28-2010/stanley-carlson-thies-extended-interview/6380/