United Methodist Communications Uses Text Messages To Share Ebola Prevention Tips

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville-based United Methodist Communications is using text-messaging technology created for use in developing nations to help spread the word about Ebola prevention in West Africa, where disinformation and superstition run rampant. “In the Ebola crisis, communication precedes prevention and treatment,” said the Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. “The […]

Merrimack College to award the 2014 Goldziher Prize to Dr. Yousef Waleed Meri on 11/5/14

North Andover, Massachusetts—October 7, 2014; Catholic College near Boston will award its third biennial prize for Jewish-Muslim dialogue to Dr. Yousef Waleed Meri, visiting professor in the Department of Studies of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Jordan in Amman. Goldziher (1850-1921) was a Jewish scholar who established Islamic Studies as an […]

Universal Quest plans new film “Vivekananda: America’s First Guru” on how Yoga and Vedanta first came to America

If you ever wondered how Yoga, words like Namaste, Karma, Dharma and ideas like the universal mind, the divinity within and that all religions are true, first entered the American conversation and became a part of common parlance, then prepare to be enlightened. A new film from Universal Quest entitled “Vivekananda, America’s First Guru” will shed […]

The 2014 Shalem Contemplative Voices Award

Washington, DC—The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation is pleased to announce the presenting of its 2014 Contemplative Voices Award to the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. The Shalem Contemplative Voices Award was created to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to contemplative understanding, living and leadership and whose witness helps others live from the […]

Jewish Writer Offers a New Perspective on Interfaith Families in Inspiring Memoir

A woman’s unexpected entry into an interfaith marriage brings her closer to her roots than she ever imagined in this inspirational true story, From Generation to Generation. Written by a Jewish woman who made the difficult decision to marry outside her faith, this fascinating memoir explores an ancient religion in the face of modern times. […]

Audiences around World Tune in to First ‘Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller’

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Audiences around the world tuned in to the new “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller” (www.hourofpower.org) last Sunday, as interest in the program ran high across numerous media platforms. Viewers watching the new program in nearly 20 countries and online made their presence known through increased website traffic and social media […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – October 10

Religion & Ethics NewsWeeklyis a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1806 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 10 (check local listings).  Tiny Houses for the Homeless –In Eugene, Oregon the city, local churches and volunteers have created a small community for the homeless. It’s […]

Harvard Club in New York Cancels “This is Not My Allah” ICLA Press Conference with Rabia Kazan on October 15th New Venue: The Hilton Times Square

October 8, 2014 (New York, NY) – Acclaimed Turkish journalist and women’s rights activist Rabia Kazan, who has lived under the threat of death for speaking out against the dangers of radical Islam, will be holding a press conference in New York City to announce the launch of her new global campaign of resistance This […]