Evangelical Leader and US Army Veteran Supports Donald Trump for President

WASHINGTON, DC – Evangelical leader Rev. James F. Linzey, minister with the Southern Baptist Convention and long-time supporter of Jewish causes and organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, emerged from weeks of prayer and observations, deciding to throw his support to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Trump’s bold approach to address concerns millions of Americans […]

The Rigging of a Vatican Synod

SAN FRANCISCO – Is it possible that key leaders of the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops tried to manipulate the outcome to support a change in Catholic practice and perhaps in Catholic teaching on divorce, remarriage and same-sex relationships? Did they undermine Pope Francis’ vision of an “open” discussion? International reporter and analyst Edward Pentin […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – September 4, 2015

This week, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly kicks off its 19th season on PBS. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1901 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 4 (check local listings). Affordable Heart Surgery – In India, there is a heart […]

Ecumenical and Interfaith Leader Slated for Special Wilbur Award

NEW YORK — The first woman minister to head the National Council of Churches and first woman Director of Religion at the historic Chautauqua Institution is to receive a special award next year from the Religion Communicators Council. The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, 83, is to accept a special Wilbur Award April 2 in New […]

Illinois Lawyer Featured on Aramaic Broadcasting Network

DETROIT, Mich. — The Aramaic Broadcasting Network (ABN) will be airing the Arabic version of God’s Courtroom on September 5-6 at 2 pm EST. Haifa Gorial, co-founder of ABN stated, “ABN appreciates the opportunity to air the Arabic version of God’s Courtroom. It is an important message that should be seen by all Arabic people both in the […]

Muslim Leaders from Central African Republic Meet at KAICIID to Plan Cooperation for Post-Conflict Reconciliation

Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic met in Vienna on August 27 to discuss how they can bring together Muslim communities from across the country in support of national dialogue and reconciliation. The meeting was convened by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, the Organisation of Islamic […]

Christian Theological Seminary Announces 144 Congregations Awarded Lilly Endowment 2015 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants

Christian Theological Seminary, in its role of administering the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program, has awarded grants to 144 congregations located in 34 states. The 2015 program allows congregations to support their pastors with the gift of extended time away from ministerial duties and responsibilities. Pastors use the respite from congregational leadership for reflection […]

Christian Theological Seminary Announces 26 Indiana Congregations Awarded Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program Grants

Christian Theological Seminary, in its role of administering the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs, has awarded 26 grants to congregations in 18 Indiana communities. The 2015 Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations allows congregations to support their pastors with the gift of extended time away from ministerial duties and responsibilities. Pastors use the respite from […]

Unity Celebrates 22nd Annual World Day of Prayer

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo.—Thousands of people will join Silent Unity®—a global, transdenominational, 24/7 prayer ministry—and Unity churches and centers around the world on September 10, 2015, for the 22nd annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The theme of the 24-hour prayer event is “Pray Up Your Life, Pray Up the World.” This year’s affirmation is “As […]

17 Cardinals and Counting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 2015 – The Synod of Bishops on the Family will meet in October to discuss marriage and the family, two hotly debated topics that have caused a crisis in the Catholic Church. In preparation for the highly anticipated event, seventeen prominent cardinals from around the world have written […]