Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – May 29

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1839 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on May 29 (check local listings). Due to pledge, be sure to check local listings. Seminary Graduate Pastorate Prospects – It’s graduation season, and many new graduates are […]

Indian Christian and Muslim Victims of Forced Conversions Approach US Court Against Hindu Supremacist Group

Lawsuit Filed In US Court To Declare Modi’s RSS as “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO) NEW YORK — The victims of forced conversions from India joined the pending lawsuit with US Federal Court seeking “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO) status for a Hindu supremacist group. In November 2014 a forced conversions campaign called “homecomings” was launched by powerful Rashtriya […]

Global Health Leaders, Including Ebola Responders, to Speak at Christian Conference

Sterling, Va. — Rear Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and head of the President’s Malaria Initiative is one of the global health leaders speaking at the Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) annual conference, June 26-28, 2015 at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. The conference attracts global health professionals and students from across […]

Reflections on Life as a Catholic

Richard Emond reveals ‘Reflections on Life as a Catholic’ Author bares critique on Catholicism that few dare to expose STAFFORD, Va. – According to the most recent Statistical Yearbook of the Church, there are over a billion Catholic devotees and followers worldwide. Among these, Catholics vary widely in their practice of the faith. Aptly described […]

Announcement from Phyllis Tickle

The Farm in Lucy, Tennessee — As was reported by David Gibson of Religion News Service on May 22, 2015, Phyllis Tickle, the retired founding editor of the Religion department of Publishers Weekly, authority on religion in America, and author of nearly forty books including The Divine Hours series and The Great Emergence, has been […]

New Book, ‘Theory Of Everything: Franciscan Faith And Reason,’ Combines Spiritual & Intellectual Disciplines

Ron Walter, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, successful businessman and advocate of ecumenical Franciscan spirituality, offers his view of spirit as love-energy as the author of “Theory of Everything: Franciscan Faith and Reason.” The book traces Walter’s spiritual trek through philosophy, theology and science after his encounter with multiple myeloma and ensuing […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – May 22

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1838 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on May 22 (check local listings). Nepal Earthquake Relief – One month after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, humanitarian workers are still struggling to help the more than […]

‘Amazing Grace’ Faith-Based Original Musical to Make Broadway Debut Summer 2015

“Amazing Grace the musical is the sort of cultural triumph people have hoped for and prayed for for years–a sumptuous top-flight Broadway entertainment with a gloriously redemptive storyline that will inspire anyone and everyone. When it’s over, you’ll want to shout both Bravo! and Hallelujah!” -Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of “Bonhoeffer” and “Miracles” “Hearing […]

Who’s responsible for designing the designer?

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the most contentious topics atheists and Christian discuss is who, if anyone, designed the world and, if there is one designer, who created the designer? In his new book, WHO DESIGNED THE DESIGNER?, philosopher and Thomas Aquinas College professor Michael Augros poses rarely asked questions that enable his readers to find […]

Auburn Seminary launches nation’s first multifaith leadership program for justice: Auburn Senior Fellows

NEW YORK — Auburn Seminary’s groundbreaking Senior Fellows program unites top leaders of faith and moral courage from Mainline Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Black Church, Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, and other backgrounds and faith traditions. Inspired by the multifaith work of civil rights successes in Selma and other key moments in history in which people from many […]