Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – February 12, 2016

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1924 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 12, 2016 (check local listings). Israel Boycott Controversy – Deborah Potter reports on the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement that is intended to pressure Israel […]

Episcopal clergy offer Ashes to Go in Alexandria, VA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Clergy members from Historic Christ Church, Immanuel Church on the Hill and Church of the Resurrection will offer the imposition of ashes for morning commuters at three Alexandria locations on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016.Historic Christ Church clergy will be offering Ashes to Go to morning commuters from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. […]

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 […]