Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – October 31

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1809 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31 (check local listings).  Benefit Corporations – For-profit companies with the mission of creating both profits for their investors and long-term value for their communities, their workers […]

Highly Anticipated Documentary “The Principle” Opens in Chicago with Multiple Sold-Out Screenings

Los Angeles, CA – The controversial and compelling documentary THE PRINCIPLE opened exclusively in Chicago this weekend to sold out crowds and rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. According to, THE PRINCIPLE achieved the highest per-screen average for a film opening on one screen, and ranked number four in per-screen average overall. The […]

New book offers vital overview on media, religion, and culture studies, highlights importance of Digital Religion studies

While media, religion and culture studies has emerged as an important area of research, few publications exist that provide a thorough comprehensive overview in the key questions and approaches taken. Jeffery Mahan, Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in Religion and Public Communication at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, new book Media, Religion […]

How would Bilbo vote?

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 – The midterm elections and the final installment of The Hobbit film trilogy are just around the corner. It’s past time somebody asked the burning question: How would Bilbo Baggins vote? For the uninitiated, Bilbo is the title character of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel behind the films, and most people’s […]

Pure Flix’s God’s Not Dead Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Los Angeles, CA (October 28, 2014) – As the highest grossing independent faith film of the year, God’s Not Dead (Pure Flix) recently received high honors at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards when it won the Dove for Inspirational Film of the Year, beating out Grace Unplugged, Heaven Is For Real, Son of God, […]

Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East Issues a Plea for the Peace of Jerusalem

(New York, NY, October 27, 2014) Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East (“Fair Witness”) is deeply concerned about the recent outbreaks of violence in Jerusalem. East Jerusalem Palestinians have been attacking Jews, Jewish homes, the light rail system and even kindergartens with rocks, slabs of concrete and molotov cocktails.   Last week an infant […]

Religious Donors Are Ready To Take Risks, Support Broad-based Causes

(Los Angeles, CA) Turning upside-down the stereotypical image of religious givers whose primary philanthropic concern is their own faith group, a new report released by philanthropic research & design lab Jumpstart reveals that charitable givers with deep connections to faith traditions are less in-group-focused than donors with looser ties. Donors who are the most connected to […]

Historic Religious Education Association to Address “Religion and Education in the (Un)Making of Violence” at its 110th Annual Meeting in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois—The historic Religious Education Association (REA) will convene its 110th annual meeting in Chicago, November 7-9, 2014, addressing the theme “Religion and Education in the (Un)Making of Violence.” Founded in 1903 by William Raney Harper, the first President of the University of Chicago, the Religious Education Association today is an interreligious, international association of […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Listings – October 24

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1808 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 24 (check local listings). Migrant Children and the Judicial Process – After the unprecedented surge of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America earlier this year, […]

‘LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON’ – New Trailer Released for Acclaimed Documentary “This documentary is well worth watching.” – Ted Baehr, Movieguide “…begs the question, ‘Are we truly the hands and feet of Christ?’ And if so, ‘How well are we doing?’” – Melinda Ledman, Christian Cinema TYLER, Texas – Oct. 23, 2014 – LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON—which drew standing-room-only crowds at film festivals—unveiled its trailer and key art […]