Simon Wiesenthal Center: Newly Sainted Popes are Heroes to the Jewish People

The Simon Wiesenthal Center joins with Catholics around the world in acknowledging the remarkable contribution of the two Popes canonized this Easter Sunday. “Jews will always remember Pope John XXIII as the animating force behind the Vatican II Council that changed the way Catholics looked at other faiths, especially Judaism.  The Nostra Aetate document that […]

Church Mutual service center earns Top 25 ranking

MERRILL, Wis. — Church Mutual Insurance Company’s National Customer Service Center (NCSC) has been ranked among the top 25 in the nation by BenchmarkPortal. Each year, Benchmark holds a Top 100 Call Centers Contest. Church Mutual was ranked between 11 and 25 in the Tier 1 (5-100 full-time employees) grouping. The contest drew more than […]

Dr. David Kasali is the 2014 Scholar Leader of the Year

Congo Initiative Founder and President of the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC / Christian Bilingual University of Congo) Dr. David M. Kasali has been awarded Scholar Leader of the Year for 2014 by ScholarLeaders International. This distinguished award was given “in recognition and celebration of [Dr. Kasali’s] outstanding achievements and contributions, and to provide […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – April 18

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1733 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 18 (check local listings). Atrocities in Myanmar - At one level, the former nation of Burma is moving slowly toward a free society. At the same time, as Lucky Severson reports, there is continuing mob persecution of […]

Association Responds to Disney & Nature Conservancy Research That Says Parents Are Concerned Kids Are Nature Deprived

April 15, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Christian Camp & Conference Association (CCCA) is offering summer camp as a solution in response to the recent survey conducted by the Nature Conservancy and funded by Disney. The global research captures how much time kids spend outside – and parents’ perspective on the importance of time spent in nature. According […]

Easter and State Academic Standards

Lake Forest, CA – While two billion Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter, millions of public school children in America won’t be learning about the religious aspects of this holiday. A new report released this week documents that state academic standards not only allow, but in some cases, expect public schools to teach […]

The Benedictines of Mary continue to touch hearts with Lent at Ephesus going into Holy Week

ATLANTA, April 14, 2014 – As Holy Week approaches during the height of the Lenten season, the Benedictines of Mary continue to emotionally connect with music lovers across the country with their latest recording, LENT AT EPHESUS.  The reflective and stirring album has spent seven consecutive weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Album Chart. Both of the Sisters’ previous recordings debuted at […]

New Book Provides ‘Kingdom Path’ Map to Help Churches and Ministries Achieve Godly Outcomes

WINCHESTER, Va. – “The Choice: The Christ-centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes,” a new book from ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), examines the most important yet least examined issue in ministry today: how we determine success. Defining success is one of the most challenging decisions churches and ministries make. Improper views of success can severely […]

A Voice in the Church and the World

Maryknoll, New York – American Catholics discovered the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in April of 2012, when the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) announced that, after a 4-year assessment, the organization—whose members represent 80% of the Catholic sisters in the United States—and its pastoral and doctrinal situation presented “a […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – April 11

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1732 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 11 (check local listings).  Severely Impaired Premature Babies – Technology has allowed premature and critically ill newborn babies to survive, but sometimes with major problems. Dr. John Lantos, […]