Franciscan Media names Heidi Hess Saxton as Editorial Director for the Servant Imprint

Franciscan Media today named Heidi Hess Saxton as editorial director the Servant Imprint beginning October 12. Saxton will fill a key position for the leading Catholic publisher, and marking an important step in Franciscan Media’s strategic plan for the development, innovation and growth of the imprint. Most recently acquisitions editor at Ave Maria Press, Saxton […]

UMKR celebrates boycott success in Palestinian territories

United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR) welcomes the news that Israel’s SodaStream has ceased its production in the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, and French company Veolia Environnement has sold all its operations in the occupied West Bank. Both companies will be removed from UMKR material listing companies involved in the settlements, though SodaStream’s new […]

OCP invites Catholic composers to submit their music

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) — OCP proudly invites all Catholic composers in the U.S. to submit a song for consideration for the V Encuentro process. The songs selected will accompany Hispanic Catholics on a three-year journey discerning the way in which the Church is responding to the Hispanic/Latinos presence and strengthen the way in which the Hispanic/Latino […]

Book offers new take on God, reality, and human evolution

Perhaps not since Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species has a book come along with as much potential to change how humans view God and themselves. Entitled REINCARNATION: Good News for Open-Minded Christians & Other Truth Seekers, and written by award-winning author Stephen Hawley Martin, it is now available on Amazon. Raised a skeptic with a […]

New resource equips Christians to pray for their spiritual leaders during Clergy Appreciation Month

DENVER — Daniel Henderson is a pastor to pastors. Daniel, a senior pastor for 25 years and the President and Founder of Strategic Renewal, leads renewal experiences in pastors’ conferences all across the nation helping pastors rekindle their vision and fixing broken churches. Daniel also facilitates a national fellowship of pastors called The 6:4 Fellowship along […]

Phyllis Tickle biography to be published 2017

A biography of religion publishing legend Phyllis Tickle, who died on September 22, 2015, will be published in Fall 2017. The book, Phyllis Tickle, is being written by the biographer appointed by her, who is also a member of the Phyllis Tickle Literary Trust and a longtime friend, Jon M. Sweeney. The work will be […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly — October 2, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1905 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 2 (check local listings). Assessing Pope Francis’s Visit – Host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton lead a conversation on the impact of the Pope’s actions […]

New book shines light on faith teachings in animal welfare

The Humane Society of the United States, through its Faith Outreach program, announces a new book, “Every Living Thing: How Pope Francis, Evangelicals and other Christian Leaders are inspiring all of us to Care for Animals.” Published through Front Edge Publishing, the book is a collection of the latest teachings from Christian leaders on animal […]

New Bible emphasizes Jesus—even in the Old Testament

The new Jesus-Centered Bible highlights in blue text over 600 passages in the Old Testament that point to references and prophecies relating to Jesus in the New Testament. Editors of the Jesus-Centered Bible, Rick Lawrence and Ken Castor, spent nearly two years immersed in the New Living Translation identifying scriptural connections in the Old Testament […]