SIM Saddened by Recent Attack on Ebola Aid Workers in Guinea

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SIM USA ( said today it is saddened by the recent attacks on Ebola aid workers and journalists in Guinea and plans to review its crisis response strategies in light of the attacks. According to published media reports, at least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were killed in Guinea because of […]

3.3 million people agree: It’s time to get Back to Church

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 18, 2014 – What can entice 3.3 million Americans to leave their homes on a Sunday in the fall? No, it’s not football. It’s church. This Sunday, September 21, approximately 27,000 churches across the globe are participating in Back to Church Sunday®, an ever-growing movement to reach out to communities with […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – September 19

Religion & Ethics NewsWeeklyis a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1803 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 19 (check local listings). Identifying Missing Immigrants -The Arizona desert is so brutal it can take the lives of some would-be immigrants. As David Tereschuk reports, that can […]

Women in Leadership National Study to Be Presented at RNA Annual Conference This Friday

The Women in Leadership National Study (WILNS) is the first-ever academic study to investigate the representation of women in top positions at more than 1,400 evangelical nonprofit institutions in the United States. Panelists will present the results of this comprehensive study, and discuss how evangelical institutions are stacking up against broader societal benchmarks for women […]

SIM President Encouraged by President Obama’s New Plans for Combating Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SIM USA ( President Bruce Johnson is encouraged by President Obama’s announcement today to send additional medical professionals, provide more hospital beds and train more West Africans to treat the recent outbreak of Ebola. President Obama announced his plan to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa while on a […]

ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s Calls On Religious Leaders to Mark World Alzheimer’s Day

Washington, DC –The ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, a diverse, multi-faith, national network of clergy working to focus our nation’s attention on Alzheimer’s disease, is calling on religious leaders and clergy to mark World Alzheimer’s Day in their congregations’ sermons and addresses during the weekend of September 19-21, 2014. September is globally designated as World Alzheimer’s Month – […]

Is Pope Francis for real?

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 – Perhaps nobody in the world has more access to the life and writings of the beloved Pope Francis than Andrea Tornielli, who is best known as the foremost “Vatican insider” journalist. In his new book, FIORETTI: THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF POPE FRANCIS, Tornielli offers inspiring stories, incidents, encounters and […]

Speech to the Netherworld by Fictional Lucifer

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 12, 2014—Lucifer’s unprecedented speech to the netherworld is for real. It’s found in chapter twenty-one of Messages from Estillyen: A Novel of Redemption and Human Worth.  Messages from Estillyen contains ten portrayals, in which Lucifer imaginatively appears as a real-time observer of well-known Scripture narratives such as the Transfiguration and the […]

Reflections on ISIS and Gaza

The assault on humanity by the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) is dominating the headlines and the attention of world leaders. The gruesome crimes committed (and proudly flaunted on the internet) by ISIS include mass executions, beheadings, ethnic cleansing and genocide. The entire world has been shocked and appalled by these barbaric […]