Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – January 30

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1822 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on January 30 (check local listings). Science for Seminarians – The American Association for the Advancement of Science is supporting the study of science in seminaries for future ministers. […]

LicenSing Online Expands Music Catalog Through Augsburg Fortress Partnership

PORTLAND, Ore., January 29, 2015 – Augsburg Fortress, the ministry of publishing of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), added their extensive collection of hymns to LicenSing Online’s music service this month. Now more than 800 of the most popular and loved songs in the Lutheran tradition are available to share with the world […]

Bread for the World Launches Campaign to Reauthorize Child Nutrition Programs

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World launched its 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children campaign today, urging Congress to strengthen national child nutrition programs when the law governing them comes up for reauthorization this year. “One in five children in the United States lives at risk of hunger,” said Christine Melendez Ashley, senior domestic […]

Deadline — One week for 2015 Wilbur Awards

Secular media producers, writers, publishers and bloggers can submit work for the 2015 Wilbur Awards. The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) will accept entries through Feb. 4 (postmark date) for one of the oldest recognition programs for religion coverage by secular communicators. Submissions must be produced during 2014. Entry forms are available online. Award categories include […]

Historic Ministry Makes Its New Home in Historic Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28, 2015—At a press conference today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and American Bible Society President and CEO Roy Peterson announced that American Bible Society, one of the nation’s first and most enduring nonprofits, will relocate its national headquarters to the historic center of Philadelphia, an area often called the most historic square mile […]

New Journal Highlights the Unique Relationship Between Video Gaming, Religion and Culture

A new online journal seeks to broaden and energize scholarly and popular discussions on video gaming, religion and culture. Motivated by evidence that suggests video games play an important role in cultural and religious socialization, especially for the young people, “gamevironments. games, religion, and stuff” is a groundbreaking journal highlighting important approaches to studying gaming […]

‘Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller’ Now Available on New Pop TV Network

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller” ( is now available on the new Pop television network (formerly TV Guide Network), a move that allows the newly re-launched program to reach tens of millions of new viewers. “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller,” which is created and funded by the ministry, began airing […]

Tú Me Sostendrás Calls Listeners to a Stronger Relationship with God

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) / Tú Me Sostendrás (You Will Sustain Me), the debut album from Hispanic Catholic powerhouse couple, Koren and Jessica Ruíz, has been released to audiences eager for music to express the song of praise deep within their hearts. Filling a need for Spanish contemporary music that nurtures and strengthens faith, this new […]

Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year since WWII

TOKYO, Jan. 26: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has issued his 2015 peace proposal, “A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth.” In the proposal, Ikeda welcomes the ambitious scale of the United Nations’ proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting […]

BCWI Announces 2015 Best Christian Workplaces

Mercer Island, WA – This year’s 2015 Best Christian Workplaces list identifies organizations where employees experience healthy, even flourishing workplace cultures. The employees in these organizations find the work they do to be so meaningful and transformational they are willing to go the extra mile. The rich day to day relationships and fellowship experienced are […]