Malteser International Americas takes action in Colombia to protect pregnant women and their unborn babies from the Zika virus

MIAMI – In an effort to protect Latin America’s most vulnerable — specifically pregnant woman and their unborn babies — against the Zika virus, Malteser International Americas is stepping up its prevention and education efforts in Latin America. On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus as a “public health emergency of […]

Major gathering of Christian leaders converging in April to grapple with solutions to the impact of internet pornography on the Church

“Set Free Global Summit” in Greensboro, NC on April 4-7 to Host 30 Eminent Christian Thought Leaders with Practical Advice on Pornography Issues Special Study Findings to be Presented About Pornography Use in America and in the Church. To register for the event, go to:  http://setfreesummit.org PLANO, Texas — A major gathering of Christian leaders will converge […]

Austrian President Heinz Fischer says Austria must face challenge of integrating refugees with dialogue

Speaking at the International Dialogue Centre on Tuesday, the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, stressed the importance of interreligious dialogue as Austria faces the challenges of integrating refugees fleeing turmoil and violence in the Middle East. The President said that if the country does not face these challenges now, then […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – February 5, 2016

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1923 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 5, 2016 (check local listings). Hamtramck, Michigan Muslims – Hamtramck, Michigan was once the home of an auto-manufacturing plant that employed 45,000 workers.  Its population then […]

Wheaton College alumni in political science support Professor Larycia Hawkins

Twenty political scientists who graduated from Wheaton College wrote an open letter to their alma mater. The professors are asking Wheaton College’s president and board of trustees to reinstate Professor Larycia Hawkins, halt the process of terminating her with cause, and work toward reconciliation. “We implore Wheaton College to find a way to allow Professor […]

UMKR opposes anti-boycott divestment sanctions (BDS) legislation

United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR) has published a briefing paper outlining the reasons for its opposition to pending legislation that would curb the basic rights of Americans to decide how they will invest and spend their money. These measures, known as “anti-BDS” (Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions) legislation, have been introduced in a number of US states […]

Pepperdine announces 2016 The Veritas Forum speaker, Ravi Zacharias

Pepperdine University is proud to announce that its 2016 The Veritas Forum will feature Ravi Zacharias, Christian apologist thought-leader and author. Zacharias will deliver his address “What Gives Humans Value?” at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 PM. Zacharias, founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, has spoken all over […]

‘The Christ Box’ Launches!

Are we living in a beautiful world? Absolutely! Morgan Housel, a business writer (and persistent optimist) from Motley Fool, once wrote “Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.” Not all that surprising when we are bombarded hourly with news of war, hate, murder and mayhem. The beauty of the world God has provided can be […]

Last week to enter 2016 Wilbur Awards

Secular media producers, writers, publishers and bloggers can submit work for the 2016 Wilbur Awards. The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) will accept entries through Feb. 5th for one of the oldest recognition programs for religion coverage by secular communicators. Submissions must be produced during 2015. Entry forms are available online along with our brochure. The […]