Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage okay

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court denied states the right to decide on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage. The ruling now makes it possible for same-sex marriages to be recognized in all 50 states. U.S. Bishops and other Catholic moral leaders are stepping up to explain […]

Evangelical Leaders Affirm SCOTUS Ruling, Say There Is Still Work To Do

WASHINGTON – As the Supreme Court issued its ruling in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states this morning, nearly 100 evangelical leaders have come together to celebrate the ruling and call on Christians around the country to continue to work for justice for LGBTQ individuals in the church and in society. “As Evangelical […]

National Women’s Group To Hold Faith-based Justice Action Training in Chicago

More than 200 women from across the country will explore faith-based responses to critical justice issues at United Methodist Women’s National Seminar at the University of Illinois in Chicago, July 29- Aug. 2, “Interrupting Indifference: Jesus, Justice and Joy” is the theme of the quadrennial social justice training event for United Methodist Women members. […]

The Monks of Norcia’s BENEDICTA:  Marian Chant from Norcia

“music of simplicity and warmth…. like staring through a time telescope into the past to something simple and pure” – All About Jazz NPR’s Weekend Edition Features Moving Interview With Fr Cassian Folsom Watch CBS Newspath NEW YORK – BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia is Billboard’s #1 Classical Traditional Album for the third week in a […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – June 26, 2015

The listings for the next edition of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, show #1843 follow below. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1843 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on June 26 (check local listings). Healing Moral Wounds of War – 2.6 […]

Religion Newswriters Association Announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Recipient

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Richard Dujardin, former religion reporter for The Providence (R.I.) Journal, will be honored with the William A. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th RNA Annual Conference awards banquet Aug. 29, 2015, in Philadelphia. Created in 2001, the award is presented to individuals who demonstrate exceptional long-term commitment and service to the Religion […]

CHANGE IN PROGRAM Religion Ethics & NewsWeekly, June 19, 2015

Hello everyone, There is a change in tomorrow’s program for Religion Ethics & NewsWeekly, show #1842. We are not having a conversation between host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton discussing implications of the document and reactions to it.  However, we are still reporting on the encyclical in our news segment at the top […]

Ignatius Press responds to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’

SAN FRANCISCO – Pope Francis’ controversial encyclical, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You), has finally arrived, and a vast number of pundits and journalist throughout the world have been dissecting the letter. Ignatius Press, one of the largest religious publishers in the country, the primary English-language publisher of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s writings and the […]

Yale ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) is pleased to announce that eight fellows will be joining its interdisciplinary community for the 2015-2016 year. The Institute is an interdisciplinary graduate center educating leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – June 19, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1842 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on June 19 (check local listings). Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment – This week, Pope Francis released his first major teaching document, a strong statement on […]