Bobby Schuller Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church and Host of New ‘Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller’

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Bobby Schuller, grandson of Robert H. Schuller, has been named lead pastor and CEO of Shepherd’s Grove church ( and host of the renamed and reformatted “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller” television program (, which will launch Oct. 5. Shepherd’s Grove is the new name of Schuller’s church and congregation, […]

Not God’s Type? Think again

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 – Holly Ordway was an atheist academic who was convinced that faith was superstitious nonsense. As a well-educated English professor, she saw no need for just-so stories about God, and was stridently hostile toward Christianity. Secure in her fortress of atheism, Ordway was she safe from any “assault” by irrational […]

The “Crises” of C. S. Lewis Mark the Subject of New Book

Louisville, KY— Gregory S. Cootsona addresses the question of why C. S. Lewis remains so popular, selling more books today than when he died in 1963. In C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian (Westminster John Knox Press), Cootsona explores the hardships and struggles that Lewis faced throughout his life. He begins by exploring […]

Religion Newswriters award winner releases book tackling faith, race & today’s issues

Newly released from Wipf and Stock Publishers, “Getting From Here to Eternity: A Spirit-filled View of the News” (226 pages, softcover) is a compilation of newspaper columns on religion written by the Rev. Kyle Huckins, Ph.D., winner of second place in the 2014 Cassels Religion Reporter of the Year competition of the Religion Newswriters Association […]

Missionary Training and Sending Center Opens in Nashville

Nashville, TN- In the midst of the darkest crises on earth, Christian believers are learning to minister good news in Jesus’ name. Crisis Response International’s (CRí) new headquarters and “Sending Center” in Nashville, TN is now open. The international relief organization this week announced the opening of The Sending Center- a crisis response training center […]

Media Advisory – Cardinal, other experts participate in Tele-Press Conference in preparation of Extraordinary Synod on Family

WHAT – An international tele-press conference that will feature a panel of prominent Catholics who will discuss issues related to the forthcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family. The Synod, which begins October 5, is expected to address such topics as:  The pastoral care of the family; The influence of the media in the popular culture […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – September 26

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1804 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 26 (check local listings). Rev. Amy Butler Profile – One of the nation’s most prominent Protestant congregations, The Riverside Church in Manhattan, will install its first female […]

Religion Newswriters Association Recognizes Teen Writers at its Annual Awards

Brooklyn, NY—KidSpirit, the online magazine and community by and for 11- to 17-year-olds, was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Religion Newswriters Association for its Interfaith Connections department in the Online Religion Section of the Year category. KidSpirit was the only youth publication honored. The Interfaith Connections column was created with the express intention of […]

Israeli Visionary Educator, Chaim Peri, To Receive 2014 World Of Children Alumni Award For Transforming The Lives Of Israel’s Most Vulnerable Children

Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that Israeli visionary educator, Chaim Peri, will receive the 2014 World of Children Alumni Award on Nov. 6, 2014, in New York City. Peri is Director-Emeritus of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Founder, Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives in Israel. The Village, located in northern Israel, provides a […]

Religion Newswriters Association names winners of 2014 RNA Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence

ATLANTA — Religion reporters from across the country won top honors Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Religion Newswriters Association’s 2014 awards banquet. Roy Larson was presented the William A. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award for his intrepid reporting and commitment to fostering a new generation of religion writers. Larson was a religion reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He […]