TechSoup-Intuit Partnership Provides Churches and Religious Nonprofits with Donated QuickBooks Accounting Software and Free Education

SAN FRANCISCO – TechSoup (www.techsoup.org) and Intuit provide eligible churches and religious nonprofits with donated copies of QuickBooks, a comprehensive and essential accounting software package that eases accounting burdens. Congregation treasurers and others responsible for church and ministry accounting procedures have extensive responsibilities, ranging from payment of bills, preparing financial reports and filing required federal […]

Religion News Service Launches “Martini Judaism” Blog by Jeffrey K. Salkin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Religion News Service is proud to announce a new addition to its lineup of commentators. Jeffrey K. Salkin, previously a blogger for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, will offer RNS readers a Jewish perspective on news and American culture under the banner “Martini Judaism: For those who want to be shaken and stirred.” […]

Study Explores Impact of Muslim Online Discussions of Sex

Sex is often a taboo topic in many conservative religious cultures. However, researchers have found that the Internet breaks down normal social barriers and helps religious individuals, such as Muslims, engage more freely about sex. According to Roxanne D. Marcotte, associate professor in religious studies at University of Quebec-Montreal, websites like MuslimVillage.com provide Australian Muslims […]

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 […]