More Americans Mix Religion with Healthcare

A recent Pew Research Center study found that 72 percent of Americans feel that religion is losing its influence on U.S. life and that this is a bad thing. But many Americans are bucking this trend and mixing faith with their healthcare needs. Medi-Share, a healthcare sharing program that aligns with the Christian faith and offers members […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL ANNOUNCES CAST OF UPCOMING GLOBAL TELEVISION EVENT KILLING JESUS:

(Washington, D.C. – October, 14, 2014) National Geographic Channel (@NatGeoChannel) announces the cast in the upcoming television event Killing Jesus produced by Scott Free Productions. Kelsey Grammer (“Partners,” “Boss”) will perform as King Herod, the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, and Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) […]

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 […]