Reflections on Life as a Catholic

Richard Emond reveals ‘Reflections on Life as a Catholic’ Author bares critique on Catholicism that few dare to expose STAFFORD, Va. – According to the most recent Statistical Yearbook of the Church, there are over a billion Catholic devotees and followers worldwide. Among these, Catholics vary widely in their practice of the faith. Aptly described […]

Announcement from Phyllis Tickle

The Farm in Lucy, Tennessee — As was reported by David Gibson of Religion News Service on May 22, 2015, Phyllis Tickle, the retired founding editor of the Religion department of Publishers Weekly, authority on religion in America, and author of nearly forty books including The Divine Hours series and The Great Emergence, has been […]

New Book, ‘Theory Of Everything: Franciscan Faith And Reason,’ Combines Spiritual & Intellectual Disciplines

Ron Walter, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, successful businessman and advocate of ecumenical Franciscan spirituality, offers his view of spirit as love-energy as the author of “Theory of Everything: Franciscan Faith and Reason.” The book traces Walter’s spiritual trek through philosophy, theology and science after his encounter with multiple myeloma and ensuing […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – May 22

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1838 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on May 22 (check local listings). Nepal Earthquake Relief – One month after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, humanitarian workers are still struggling to help the more than […]

‘Amazing Grace’ Faith-Based Original Musical to Make Broadway Debut Summer 2015

“Amazing Grace the musical is the sort of cultural triumph people have hoped for and prayed for for years–a sumptuous top-flight Broadway entertainment with a gloriously redemptive storyline that will inspire anyone and everyone. When it’s over, you’ll want to shout both Bravo! and Hallelujah!” -Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of “Bonhoeffer” and “Miracles” “Hearing […]

Who’s responsible for designing the designer?

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the most contentious topics atheists and Christian discuss is who, if anyone, designed the world and, if there is one designer, who created the designer? In his new book, WHO DESIGNED THE DESIGNER?, philosopher and Thomas Aquinas College professor Michael Augros poses rarely asked questions that enable his readers to find […]

Auburn Seminary launches nation’s first multifaith leadership program for justice: Auburn Senior Fellows

NEW YORK — Auburn Seminary’s groundbreaking Senior Fellows program unites top leaders of faith and moral courage from Mainline Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Black Church, Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, and other backgrounds and faith traditions. Inspired by the multifaith work of civil rights successes in Selma and other key moments in history in which people from many […]

Hosanna Preaching Seminars Announced

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce a new initiative. The Hosanna Preaching Seminars, whose inaugural sessions will be Oct 27-28 2015, are designed to be a space where pastors can learn how to challenge and inspire their congregations to participate in God’s work for justice in the world, […]

Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East Congratulates the Palestinian People Upon Official Vatican Recognition of the State of Palestine

NEW YORK — Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East (“Fair Witness”) congratulates the Palestinian people upon news that the Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty clarifies that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. Fair […]