Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – November 27, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1913 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on November 27 (check local listings). Faith-based Activism on Climate Change – World leaders are gathering in Paris next week for a UN summit that is tasked with […]

Bible Belles launches The Adventures of Rooney Cruz

SAN DIEGO — Bible Belles has just launched the first book of an original children’s series titled The Adventures of Rooney Cruz. The series will focus on five superhero women from the Bible starting with the first book, “Hannah: The Belle of Prayer.” Rooney Cruz, the main character, is a regular 9 year old girl […]

28 young journalists, communicators named as Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication

COLUMBIA, MO. — More than two dozen young professionals and students were named this week to the 2015–16 class of Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication, among a strong field of 60 applicants. This marks the inaugural year for the joint program between the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) and the Religion Newswriters Association (RNA). The fellowships are […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – November 20, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1912 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on November 20 (check local listings). A New Medellin – Between civil war in its streets and massive drug traffic, the city of Medellin, in Colombia, used to […]

Groundwire calls Christians to go #Unselfie to spread message of Jesus’ love

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – On December 1, 2015, interruption media ministry Groundwire, which operates, is rallying Christians to use their social pages to spread the message that #JesusCares by using Thunderclap, a ‘crowdspeak’ program that allows a unified message to permeate social media all at once. Users sign up to allow the app to […]

Eph. 6 Warriors: Mobilize A Jesus Mission Movement Today

“Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those […]

Christmas In Harvard Square, from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School Prepares for 2015 Holiday Season on heals of Wide Acclaim

“Uplifting, hypnotic music that melts away holiday stress.” (Wall Street Journal) “Anyone looking for a traditional spiritually focused collection of Christmas music will be well-served by this gorgeously sung and recorded set of sacred choral music” (Los Angeles Times) “This is no ordinary choir – they sing with a purity and commitment which is missing […]

Honoring Mizrahi Remembrance Month

SAN FRANCISCO – On June 23, 2014 the Government of Israel adopted a law to designate November 30th as the annual national Day of Commemoration for the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century. The law, which is the culmination of several years of hard work and dedication […]

Special report focuses on legal challenges facing religious institutions

WASHINGTON – Challenges to faith-based organizations are making it increasingly difficult to serve the public while meeting their mission. The Heritage Foundation published a new special report from Eric Kniffin, an attorney with Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, that offers an overview of these issues and how a mission audit can help organizations prepare to meet […]