SIM Missionary with Ebola Infection in Stable Condition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, remains in serious but stable condition, according to SIM (, the Christian mission organization with which she serves. While she continues her battle against the deadly virus, plans are underway, in conjunction with the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, to bring […]

Global Day of Prayer for Christians in Iraq

“Please stop, I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis (June 27, 2014), the international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, united with His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, appeals to all persons of good will […]

Condition Worsens for American Missionary with Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The condition of Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, has worsened, according to SIM (, the Christian missions organization with which she serves.  She continues her battle against the deadly virus. Writebol was serving alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – August 1

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1748 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 1 (check local listings). Drugs of Last Resort – In order for a drug to be on the market, it has to be tested through a clinical trial […]

Faith groups join call for an arms embargo on Israel

For immediate release – July 30, 2014 – It is with heavy hearts that we compose this statement.  At the time of this writing, the Israeli military’s ground, naval, and aerial bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 1,280 Palestinians.  The vast majority of these victims were civilians, according to the United Nations.  Palestinian rockets […]

“Beasts from the East”

Fairfax, VA (For Immediate Release) — Eastern Christian Publications announces the publication of a series of original Catholic devotionals entitled The Blessed Book of Beasts, written by Jonathan Scott.  Featuring virtually every animal named in the Bible, it uses classical literary forms from the Middle Ages, and is designed to delight the imagination and lead […]

BCWI Announces 2014 Best Christian Workplaces

 Mercer Island, WA – The 2014 Best Christian Workplaces rely on inspirational work and effective communication to create a flourishing culture that meets the needs of those they serve. Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces that 76 distinguished organizations have earned Certification as Best Christian Workplaces for 2014. Each year since 2003, BCWI has identified the […]

Two Americans Continue Fighting Ebola Virus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two Americans, including a female missionary from Charlotte-based SIM (, continue their battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM.  Both faith-based organizations are calling for an international response to […]

Kendrick Brothers Wrap Filming On Anticipated Fifth Movie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 29, 2014 – Alex and Stephen Kendrick—creators of hit faith films FIREPROOF and COURAGEOUS—have just wrapped principal photography on their anticipated fifth movie—a family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life.  “We made this film to inspire, challenge and […]

Not to Late too Participate in the 65th Annual RNA Conference!

Do you have a message that you would like to share with award-winning religion reporters? Then please consider an exhibit table at this years conference in Atlanta September 18-20. RNA is the only association for journalists who cover religion in the mainstream media. Our members’ news reports reach millions of people in the U.S., and […]