Episcopal panel to look into charges against L.A. bishop

NEW YORK – The national Episcopal Church has referred charges against L.A. Bishop J. Jon Bruno to a three-bishop panel “for further review and action,” according to Bishop F. Clayton Matthews, head of the church’s Office of Pastoral Development. The charges were brought by members of St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, […]

Unheard tracks from St. Louis Jesuits’ “Berkeley Basement Tapes” surface

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) July 29 — Recorded on a TEAC four-track tape recorder, the St. Louis Jesuits never-before heard “Berkeley Basement Tapes” recently surfaced to offer a glimpse of a summer in 1974 when five young men from Saint Louis University spent five weeks together praying and composing music in Berkeley, California. The release of […]

FairMormon Expects Record Crowds at Annual Conference Addressing Challenges to Faith

Provo, UT — FairMormon, a non-profit organization that distributes information in defense of Mormonism, is holding its 17th annual FairMormon Conference at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah on August 6-7th 2015. Conference organizers have seen an early rush of registrations, setting expectations for a record in-person and video streaming attendance. The FairMormon Conference draws […]

Brand New Matthew Kelly Book Invites Readers to Rediscover Jesus

CINCINNATI (July 29, 2015) – Matthew Kelly, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, announces new book, Rediscover Jesus, for hardcover release on August 17, 2015. In the first day of pre-orders on Amazon.com (July 1, 2015), the book reached number four on the overall Bestsellers list, and number one on the […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – July 31, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1848 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on July 31 (check local listings). The Aga Khan – Around the world there are approximately 15 million Ismaili Muslims, a sub-group of the Shia branch of Islam, which […]

9/11 ‘Never Forget’ Anniversaries: Thousands of Hindu Students Poised to Observe Dharma & World Harmony

More than three thousand people, including young Hindus from 20 countries and 70 universities, are coming together for an epic gathering to promote and explore Dharma and global harmony in mid-September, with invited delegates and experts from diverse fields such as spirituality, science, academia, business, politics and the arts converging on Raritan Convention and Exposition […]

Was Eve Made from Adam’s Rib or His Baculum?

WASHINGTON — Biblical Archaeology Review will hold a press conference at 10 AM EDT on Tuesday, August 11, to announce a shocking but valid interpretation concerning the creation of the first woman—from Adam’s os baculum. According to the Bible’s creation account, after making the heavens and the earth, God created humankind. The Book of Genesis states God […]

Literary Trust Established to Manage Estate of Phyllis Tickle, Author, Authority on Religion in America, and Founding Religion Editor of Publishers Weekly

The Farm in Lucy, Tennessee, July 24, 2015 —Tickle, Inc. announces the establishment of the Phyllis A. Tickle Literary Trust for the purpose of managing the literary estate and copyrights of Phyllis Tickle. Serving as Trustees are Joseph Durepos, Executive Editor of Loyola Press, Jon M. Sweeney, Editorial Director of Franciscan Media, and Samuel M. […]

Religion Meets Global Development

Washington, D.C. – The venerable medical journal, The Lancet, has taken on a topic never before addressed in a special issue– the role of religion and faith-based development organizations in global health. The Lancet issue on faith-based health care was released on July 7th at a conference in Washington, DC, with attendees from archbishops to […]