Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – April 24

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1834 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 24 (check local listings). America’s Incarcerated – The United States has more people in prison than any other country in the world – more than 2-million […]

Houses with Hope Challenges American Christians to Join Together in Aiding Survivors of Terror Attack in Kenya

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – In response to the April 2, 2015 attack on Christian students at Garissa University College in Kenya, Houses with Hope, the U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to assisting needy individuals and families in Africa, has launched a GoFundMe campaign entitled “United4Kenya” to aid in providing immediate relief for the survivors and families of those […]

Global Sisters Report Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Kansas City, MO – Global Sisters Report, the groundbreaking project giving greater voice to Catholic sisters around the globe, celebrates its one-year anniversary today. As the first reporting initiative dedicated exclusively to Catholic sisters, the project’s website,, presents a realistic portrait of Catholic sisters in a changing world. The project brings together a worldwide […]

Increase Evangelization with a Mobile App for your Catholic Community

Cleveland, OH – Did you know that the average US consumer spends roughly 2 hours and 42 minutes on their phone? You may think that mobile technology is unnecessary to your church, but considering those figures, are you certain? Churches have websites and it only makes sense that you would want to be as mobile-optimized as […]

Are Your Friendships Fearless? Daring to Love Those Different From Us

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A hookah bar in Saudi Arabia. Gay friends in Durango. A forest fire sweeping toward a Colorado youth camp. All three can help improve on Christian love? Yes, and all three feature prominently in Andy Braner’s new book—No Fear In Love—Loving Others the Way God Loves Us. Available May 19, this uncommon […]

Every Tongue, Every Nation, Worshiping as One

Now, more than ever, it is crucial that Christians join together in multicultural, multiethnic worship gatherings. Believers must set aside personal preference, realize the benefit of going beyond what is comfortable and traditional, and model a higher standard for a watching world. Worship Outside the Music Box by Dr. Stephen Newby examines the need for […]

United Methodists gather at Christian unity conference

NEW YORK — United Methodist leaders are gathering for annual unity workshops in North Carolina, the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT). Held in conjunction with the annual National Workshop on Christian Unity, UMEIT affords United Methodists an important opportunity to meet together, build community, compare notes, share best practices, and network across the […]

New Novel Highlights Catholic-Orthodox Relations

A “new adult” novel, Holy Fool, Holy Father (November 2014, WC Publishing) explores both ecclesiastical and gender relationships in a coming-of-age epic spanning thirty years and three continents. Ever undergirding and informing the story is the Eastern Orthodox phenomenon of the so-called “Holy Fools”, saints whose unconventional behaviors nonetheless are used by God to save […]

Zondervan Announces Chuck Colson’s Final Book on Anniversary of His Passing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Today, on the third anniversary of the death of Charles W. “Chuck” Colson, one of the most eloquent and influential evangelical Christian leaders of our time, Zondervan announces the upcoming release of Colson’s last published work, My Final Word: Holding Tight to the Issues that Matter Most (Aug. 4, 2015). “Chuck Colson […]