Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year since WWII

TOKYO, Jan. 26: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has issued his 2015 peace proposal, “A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth.” In the proposal, Ikeda welcomes the ambitious scale of the United Nations’ proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting […]

BCWI Announces 2015 Best Christian Workplaces

Mercer Island, WA – This year’s 2015 Best Christian Workplaces list identifies organizations where employees experience healthy, even flourishing workplace cultures. The employees in these organizations find the work they do to be so meaningful and transformational they are willing to go the extra mile. The rich day to day relationships and fellowship experienced are […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – January 23

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1821 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on January 23 (check local listings). State of the Union Religious Reaction – After President Obama outlined his vision for the nation in this week’s State of the Union address, […]

Churches Must Be Proactive in Protecting Personal and Financial Data, Says TechSoup Global Expert

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — On the heels of some of the nation’s most devastating cyber attacks, TechSoup is urging religious and other nonprofits to be proactive in protecting personal and financial data. The organization has partnered with Bitdefender, an award-winning pioneer in security solutions, to give churches and religious organizations access to donated Internet security […]

In Theaters, News, Life . . . Panel at 2015 Sundance Looks at Faith & Film

PARK CITY, Utah—Jan. 20, 2015—As world news locks onto faith . . . as Noah, Exodus, Heaven is for Real and other faith films crowd theaters . . . Gray Media presents the Sundance festival’s “Faith in Film” panel—an informed look at perceptions, prejudices and wide-open possibilities—Jan. 29, 4 p.m. at the Filmmaker Lodge. “Hollywood […]

2015 Wilbur Awards Entry Period Open

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) continues to accept entries for the 2015 Wilbur Awards. Secular communicators have until the Feb. 4 deadline to submit work produced during 2014 for consideration in one of the oldest recognition programs in religion communication. The council has presented Wilbur Awards annually since 1949. They honor excellence by individuals in […]

Church Mutual Service Center Certified Sixth Straight Year

MERRILL, Wis. — Church Mutual Insurance Company’s National Customer Service Center (NCSC) has been re-certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal. This marks the sixth consecutive year Church Mutual has earned the prestigious honor. Church Mutual is one of only 93 service centers in the entire country to hold the certification, including two in […]

Sacred Psalm Texts and Latin Rhythm Combine In New Bilingual Album

PORTLAND, Ore.—OCP has announced the release of Blessed Be the Name of the Lord/Bendito Sea el Nombre del Señor, the first fully bilingual album from veteran Catholic composer Lourdes Montgomery. Persevering through the challenges of writing verbatim, bilingual psalm settings, this new collection succeeds in wedding the sacred texts of the Lectionary with a contemporary, […]

Honor y Gloria a Él Inspires with Songs of Hope and Adoration

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) / Honor y Gloria a Él, the latest from emerging Hispanic Catholic artist Iván Díaz invites listeners to experience God’s love and strength even in the midst of struggle. “This album is a dialogue of hope and faith,” said Díaz. “I wrote each song during a specific moment in my life where […]

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Issue Joint Statement on Marriage

(ROME: January 2015) The 2nd International gathering of Confraternities of Catholic Clergy meeting in Rome (January 5 – 9), discussed issues pertinent to the forthcoming Synod on the Family in response to the Holy Father’s call for reflection. The fathers pledge their unwavering fidelity to the traditional doctrines regarding authentic marriage and the true meaning […]