Theologians Call for Clemency for Death Row Inmate Kelly Gissendaner

Theologians from various traditions and from around the world have joined together in an effort to gain clemency for death row inmate—and fellow theologian—Kelly Gissendaner, who is scheduled to be executed by the State of George on Monday, March 2, 2015. They are pointing to Gissendaner’s remarkable story of redemption, hope, and transformation, and calling […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – February 27

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1826 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 27 (check local listings). Due to pledge, be sure to check local listings. New Muslim Initiatives Against Extremism – As ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups ramp up their […]

Fathers & Faith: New Poll Reveals Generational Gap in Struggles with Faith, Difficulties with Dads

Grand Rapids, MI — Two findings emerged in a new national poll on fatherhood and faith: the younger the generation, the more people report having difficult relationships with their fathers. At the same time, the younger generation reports the highest percentage of people who are struggling with belief in God. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, who commissioned […]

Pentecostal Leaders Representing Millions Meet To Discuss Critical Topics

(Los Angeles) – Leaders from six global Pentecostal denominations, representing over 90 million members combined, recently met in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of international and domestic topics.  The Pentecostal Leaders Summit convened for three days last week in Los Angeles, California to discuss a number of topics including the effects of terrorism, […]

Connecticut Diocese Among First to Release Mobile App

BRIDGEPORT — The Diocese of Bridgeport is among the first in the nation to launch a mobile phone app that will allow smart-phone users to download information and obtain the latest news about their faith. It is available free of charge on the App Store and on Google play for Android use. The app is […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – February 20

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1825 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 20 (check local listings). White House Extremism Summit – This week, the Obama administration hosted a three-day summit on countering violent extremism in the US and abroad. […]

2015 AAR Journalism Contest: Deadline Is February 28

Deadline: February 28, 2015 Annually the American Academy of Religion honors the best in-depth reporting on religion. The contest is open to all print and Web-based journalists. First place receives $1,000 Second place, $500 Third place, $250 Eligibility: News articles, columns, editorials, and other opinion writing in Web-based or print media of any size Three to five articles published during […]

Religion Communicators to ponder role of faith in current events

Religion communicators are to consider April 9-11 in Washington how faith influences news and public debate – both locally and globally. Registration is now open for the 86th annual Religion Communicators Council National Convention. Theme for the meeting, with sessions at The Newseum in Washington and The Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia, is “Faith-Based Communications: […]

Meet Gabriel, saved in abortion pill reversal

Andrea Minichini’s son, Gabriel, is one of 78 babies born since the first abortion pill reversal was performed in 2007. Another 49 women are still pregnant with babies saved from medical abortion. At a press conference at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Zenger Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Ms. Minichini […]

New Album in time for Easter From Chart-Topping Sisters Crowned Billboard’s #1 Classical Traditional Artist For Third Straight Year

New York – Benedictines of Mary return with their contemplative, strikingly beautiful and spiritually uplifting new recording, Easter at Ephesus, to be released March 3, 2015 on De Montfort Music/Decca. The 27-track album features a seasonal array of glorious chants and exhilarating hymns for Eastertide with the unearthly and highly acclaimed voices of the nuns that have […]