Ecumenical and Interfaith Leader Slated for Special Wilbur Award

NEW YORK — The first woman minister to head the National Council of Churches and first woman Director of Religion at the historic Chautauqua Institution is to receive a special award next year from the Religion Communicators Council. The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, 83, is to accept a special Wilbur Award April 2 in New […]

Illinois Lawyer Featured on Aramaic Broadcasting Network

DETROIT, Mich. — The Aramaic Broadcasting Network (ABN) will be airing the Arabic version of God’s Courtroom on September 5-6 at 2 pm EST. Haifa Gorial, co-founder of ABN stated, “ABN appreciates the opportunity to air the Arabic version of God’s Courtroom. It is an important message that should be seen by all Arabic people both in the […]

Muslim Leaders from Central African Republic Meet at KAICIID to Plan Cooperation for Post-Conflict Reconciliation

Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic met in Vienna on August 27 to discuss how they can bring together Muslim communities from across the country in support of national dialogue and reconciliation. The meeting was convened by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, the Organisation of Islamic […]

Christian Theological Seminary Announces 144 Congregations Awarded Lilly Endowment 2015 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants

Christian Theological Seminary, in its role of administering the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program, has awarded grants to 144 congregations located in 34 states. The 2015 program allows congregations to support their pastors with the gift of extended time away from ministerial duties and responsibilities. Pastors use the respite from congregational leadership for reflection […]

Christian Theological Seminary Announces 26 Indiana Congregations Awarded Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program Grants

Christian Theological Seminary, in its role of administering the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs, has awarded 26 grants to congregations in 18 Indiana communities. The 2015 Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations allows congregations to support their pastors with the gift of extended time away from ministerial duties and responsibilities. Pastors use the respite from […]

Unity Celebrates 22nd Annual World Day of Prayer

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo.—Thousands of people will join Silent Unity®—a global, transdenominational, 24/7 prayer ministry—and Unity churches and centers around the world on September 10, 2015, for the 22nd annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The theme of the 24-hour prayer event is “Pray Up Your Life, Pray Up the World.” This year’s affirmation is “As […]

17 Cardinals and Counting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 2015 – The Synod of Bishops on the Family will meet in October to discuss marriage and the family, two hotly debated topics that have caused a crisis in the Catholic Church. In preparation for the highly anticipated event, seventeen prominent cardinals from around the world have written […]

Faith Counts Announces $20,000 Grand Prize Winner

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Grand Prize winner of the first-ever Film Your Faith video contest was announced, after weeks of deliberation by a judge’s panel of national faith leaders. The announcement took place before a crowd of faith leaders and religion reporters at the annual conference of the Religion Newswriters Association. Carlos Cuervo of Miami, […]

RNA honors top religion journalists at 66th annual awards banquet

PHILADELPHIA — Religion reporters from around the world won top honors Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Religion Newswriters Association’s 66th Annual Awards Banquet, for work published in 2014. Richard Dujardin, former religion reporter for The Providence (R.I.) Journal, was presented the William A. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional long-term commitment and service to […]