After Liberia Declared ‘Ebola-free,’ New Cases Reported

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After 45 days of no new Ebola cases, Liberian health officials had declared the country Ebola-free in May. Now there are a number of new Ebola cases reported in that country, one of whom is being treated in the Ebola Treatment Center at SIM’s ELWA campus in Monrovia. The first case involved […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – July 3, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1844 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on July 3 (check local listings). Can charity do harm? – People of faith consider it their religious duty to give to the poor.  But Lucky Severson reports on […]

With Courage in Cleveland, UCC votes for BDS

Cleveland, OH – July 1, 2015 The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congratulates the United Church of Christ (UCC) for boycotting and divesting from the Israeli occupation. The UCC’s 30th General Synod voted by an overwhelming majority to divest from five companies profiting from the illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and […]

myParish, the App For Catholic Life Every Day, Launches Spanish-Language version

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 30, 2015 – Catholic parishes across the country now have an even more robust tool to use in reaching out and connecting with people everywhere—the Spanish-language version of myParish app, which launched this week. myParish, a premium app designed specifically for Catholic churches, is a first-of-its-kind app for iOS and Android devices […]

Refugees Face Huge Food Shortage in Iraq and Syria

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 30, 2015—Open Doors USA is reporting that refugees who, in the face of persecution by the Islamic State group, have fled to northern Iraq and Syria are now facing huge food shortages. Approximately 300,000 Christians are experiencing a second obstacle for survival—how to pay for food. Open Doors is launching a […]

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. […]