Study: Young Networked Sikhs still value Religious Tradition and Authority

While many scholars argue that online environments may lead to the rise of new religious authorities, a new study conducted at the University of Leeds shows that for young Britain Sikhs, online interactions may not always alter religious beliefs and practices. “Much of the influence of the internet appeared to depend on the prior affiliations […]

¡Vive Tu Fe! Empowers Contemporary Catholic Prayer Groups to “Live Their Faith”

PORTLAND, Ore.—After much anticipation, Spirit & Song, the world’s most trusted publisher of contemporary Catholic music has released their newest Spanish-language collection: ¡Vive Tu Fe! 50 Cantos de Evangelización, Oración y Alabanza (50 Songs for evangelization, prayer and worship). Serving both the greater Catholic Church, youth ministry, apostolic movements, as well as renewalist groups, ¡Vive […]

Christians For Fair Witness on the Middle East Prays That Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Continue

(New York, NY April 7, 2014) Israeli/Palestinian peace talks appeared to reach a crisis last week after both sides took unilateral steps which ran counter to their commitment to the negotiations.  Israel refused to release Palestinian prisoners unless the Palestinians agreed to continue talks beyond the initial April deadline.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed 15 […]

Lutheran Leaders Sign Letter to Obama and Visit White House, Capitol Hill for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, DC April. 4, 2014 – 42 Lutheran leaders visited lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill and at the White House, calling for virtuous and compassionate immigration reform. From the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Lutheran ministry organizations, they emphasized that as people of faith, they […]

Desmond and Mpho Tutu Challenge the World to Forgive

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 3, 2014 – Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu today announced the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge, a free online program starting May 4, 2014, designed to teach the world how to forgive. In early registration people from over 100 countries have already signed up to participate. Archbishop Desmond Tutu […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – April 4

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1731 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 4 (check local listings). New Calvinism – In many Southern Baptist churches there is a revival of interest in Calvinism, the strict theology of the 16th century […]

Country Music Star Collin Raye Releases Powerful Memoir

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2014 – Collin Raye is one of America’s best-loved country music singers, with 24 Top Ten Singles, including 16 No. 1 hits and a total of five straight platinum and two gold albums, a record for the Epic label. But perhaps most noteworthy is Raye’s remarkable personal story outside of country […]