Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Sweeps 2015 RNA Awards

PBS’s Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Sweeps Religion Newswriters Association Awards in “TV News Magazine Religion Reporting” New York, NY, September 3, 2015 – Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, PBS’s acclaimed series providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world, took top honors at the 2015 Religion Newswriters […]

World-Renowned Artist Makoto Fujimura to Join Leadership of Largest Evangelical Seminary in the World

Fuller Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Makoto (“Mako”) Fujimura will join the seminary as director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. Fujimura’s appointment, effective September 1, 2015, follows a yearlong international search process. Master painter Mako Fujimura is a respected leader in the conversation between Christian faith and art. […]

Evangelical Leader and US Army Veteran Supports Donald Trump for President

WASHINGTON, DC – Evangelical leader Rev. James F. Linzey, minister with the Southern Baptist Convention and long-time supporter of Jewish causes and organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, emerged from weeks of prayer and observations, deciding to throw his support to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Trump’s bold approach to address concerns millions of Americans […]

Faithbox Encourages Spiritual Growth and Philanthropy through Monthly Subscription

NEW YORK – Carving out a niche in the recent subscription box trend, Faithbox is encouraging Christians in their daily walk with spiritually and ethically focused contents, curated specifically for the faith-minded consumer. After a soft launch late last year, Faithbox has already shipped more than 10,000 boxes to customers. Each box includes a daily devotional […]

The Rigging of a Vatican Synod

SAN FRANCISCO – Is it possible that key leaders of the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops tried to manipulate the outcome to support a change in Catholic practice and perhaps in Catholic teaching on divorce, remarriage and same-sex relationships? Did they undermine Pope Francis’ vision of an “open” discussion? International reporter and analyst Edward Pentin […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – September 4, 2015

This week, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly kicks off its 19th season on PBS. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1901 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 4 (check local listings). Affordable Heart Surgery – In India, there is a heart […]

Ecumenical and Interfaith Leader Slated for Special Wilbur Award

NEW YORK — The first woman minister to head the National Council of Churches and first woman Director of Religion at the historic Chautauqua Institution is to receive a special award next year from the Religion Communicators Council. The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, 83, is to accept a special Wilbur Award April 2 in New […]

Illinois Lawyer Featured on Aramaic Broadcasting Network

DETROIT, Mich. — The Aramaic Broadcasting Network (ABN) will be airing the Arabic version of God’s Courtroom on September 5-6 at 2 pm EST. Haifa Gorial, co-founder of ABN stated, “ABN appreciates the opportunity to air the Arabic version of God’s Courtroom. It is an important message that should be seen by all Arabic people both in the […]

Muslim Leaders from Central African Republic Meet at KAICIID to Plan Cooperation for Post-Conflict Reconciliation

Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic met in Vienna on August 27 to discuss how they can bring together Muslim communities from across the country in support of national dialogue and reconciliation. The meeting was convened by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, the Organisation of Islamic […]

Christian Theological Seminary Announces 144 Congregations Awarded Lilly Endowment 2015 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants

Christian Theological Seminary, in its role of administering the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program, has awarded grants to 144 congregations located in 34 states. The 2015 program allows congregations to support their pastors with the gift of extended time away from ministerial duties and responsibilities. Pastors use the respite from congregational leadership for reflection […]