CHANGE IN PROGRAM Religion Ethics & NewsWeekly, June 19, 2015

Hello everyone, There is a change in tomorrow’s program for Religion Ethics & NewsWeekly, show #1842. We are not having a conversation between host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton discussing implications of the document and reactions to it.  However, we are still reporting on the encyclical in our news segment at the top […]

Ignatius Press responds to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’

SAN FRANCISCO – Pope Francis’ controversial encyclical, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You), has finally arrived, and a vast number of pundits and journalist throughout the world have been dissecting the letter. Ignatius Press, one of the largest religious publishers in the country, the primary English-language publisher of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s writings and the […]

Yale ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) is pleased to announce that eight fellows will be joining its interdisciplinary community for the 2015-2016 year. The Institute is an interdisciplinary graduate center educating leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – June 19, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1842 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on June 19 (check local listings). Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment – This week, Pope Francis released his first major teaching document, a strong statement on […]

Pastors, Leaders & Police in Baltimore’s Most Violent Month in 40 Years Join in Prayer for Summer of Peace and Reconciliation

BALTIMORE – On Saturday, June 20, city pastors, community leaders and police facing the highest murder rate in 40 years will engage in a unity and prayer rally. The rally has been organized by the Multi-Cultural Prayer Movement of Baltimore: 400 participating churches in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In strategic community engagement, the allied churches will […]

Global Evangelicals Side with Pope’s Concern for Climate Change

The Lausanne Movement, representing evangelical Christians in almost 200 countries, announced today its anticipation of, and gratitude for, the papal encyclical Laudato Sii on climate change and the environment due to be released Thursday by Pope Francis. “We evangelicals will be eagerly reading ‘over the shoulders,’ so to speak, of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics […]

New ‘Roaming Catholics’ Tackles Difficult Questions by Using History and Humor

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A book and study guide officially released today by a former Catholic and noted evangelical pastor that helps bridge the gap between Protestants and Catholics is an “invaluable resource” to help Christians understand church history. The book, “Roaming Catholics: Ending the Wandering to Embrace the Wonder,” and “Roaming Catholics Study Guide” by Kenneth […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – June 12

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1841 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on June 12 (check local listings). Birth Control in the Philippines – For more than a year, the Philippines has been testing a highly controversial new law requiring […]

New Book Looks at Debate Over Jewish Achievement

“A unique and fascinating book!   At once erudite, encyclopedic, thought-provoking, and a pleasure to read, Steven Pease takes on what’s usually considered a sensitive topic with nuance, respect, and scholarly verve …deserves to be widely read and discussed.” – Amy Chua (author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) and Jed Rubenfeld, Yale Law Professors and co-authors of The Triple Package: How Three […]