Enter the world of beatniks, hippies … and singing monks?

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 – The isolation and beauty of Big Sur, California, attracted numerous artists and writers in the early to mid-20th century, including Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac. One of its biggest attractions now is the peace and tranquility provided by the New Camaldoli Hermitage, a community of […]

Does A Novel Written Five Years Ago Contain A Prophetic Warning?

Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 20, 2014 – A novel written five years ago called The Christ Virus may contain a prophetic warning of trouble ahead for Americans regarding the recent Ebola outbreak. Author Dave Slade said he believes The Christ Virus was inspired by God. In the story, Islamists on a suicide mission infect […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – October 17

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1807 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 17 (check local listings). The “T” in “LGBT” – As people who are transgender speak out increasingly about their lives and their needs, some churches and other […]

‘Christmas in Harvard Square’ wows with impressive debut on Billboard charts

ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 – CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD SQUARE, the debut major label and international recording from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square that was released last week, had an impressive opening week on the Billboard magazine charts, grabbing the No. 2 spot on the overall Classical Traditional Chart, the No. 6 spot on the overall […]

Results of Seminaries Not Engaging Five Realities: An Estimated 1.9 Million Child Deaths in 2015, and Church in U.S. Weakens — New empty tomb Report

A new report updating church giving and membership data through 2012 observes that Christian seminaries and intellectuals have not engaged five cultural realities. As a result, according to the report, an estimated 1.9 million preventable global child deaths will occur in 2015. Further, church members in the U.S. not being effectively challenged to mobilize giving […]

20,000 Incarcerated Females join Daughters of Destiny

Mel and Annie Goebel experienced a journey out of incarceration years ago which changed their lives forever. Now as authors and speakers their message of hope is spreading across the US into female correctional facilities and churches. Today over 20,000 women are members of Daughters of Destiny which in 8 years has grown to be […]

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 […]