Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – May 15

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1837 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on May 15 (check local listings). Kairos Prison Ministry – For more than 30 years trained volunteers from Kairos Prison Ministry have been involved in group discussions and […]

New Study Deepens Understanding of Pew Research Concerning Church Decline

A recent Pew Research Center survey showing a significant drop in the Christian population in America left unanswered why the exodus from the church is underway. A study just released by sociologists Dr. Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope answers that question. In their new book, Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are DONE With Church […]

Renowned Violinist ‘Christer’ at Empowered21 Congress in Jerusalem

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 11, 2015 – Award-winning violin virtuoso and recording artist Christer Tepper, with his signature use of striking visual media, will perform at the Empowered21/Global Congress in Jerusalem. The annual event, drawing thousands of Christians worldwide, occurs Pentecost Week, May 20-25. “A Christian musician worships every time he picks up his instrument,” […]

Geneticist Pilar Calva, M.D. Joins Culture of Life Foundation as Senior Fellow

Washington, DC – The Culture of Life Foundation is pleased to name Maria del Pilar Calva Mercado, M.D. as Senior Fellow in Science and Medicine.  Dr. Calva will lead Culture of Life’s research and education in the areas of bioethics and medicine on both the national and international levels.  Dr. Calva’s research will be offered […]

Rabbis Commend Governor Jindal For Defending Religious Freedom

On May 7, 2015, the Jewish celebration of Lag Ba’Omer, over 50 Orthodox rabbis sent this letter of support to Governor Bobby Jindal for his efforts to strengthen the important American tradition of religious freedom. Observant Jews are easy targets for discrimination because of their unique religious practices. The United States has historically recognized the […]

Silent Unity Celebrates 125 Years of Prayer

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo.—From the prayers of a Kansas City, Mo., couple in 1890 to millions of prayers globally in 2015, Silent Unity® continues to change lives for the better. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Silent Unity, the worldwide prayer ministry of Unity. Inspired by Unity cofounder Myrtle Fillmore, whose health […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – May 8

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1836 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on May 8 (check local listings). Anti-Muslim Charges and Responses in North Carolina – Three North Carolina universities – Duke, Wake Forest and UNC-Chapel Hill, are struggling to […]

Getting the help you need

INDIANAPOLIS – Leaders of congregations, churches, synagogues, parishes and other faith communities have a new helper within their reach. The Congregational Resource Guide is an easily accessible web-based application that highlights the best congregational resources and encourages conversation and cooperation in congregations. The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is a project of the Indianapolis Center for […]

Your search for true happiness is over

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2015 – Happiness is one of the most discussed topics in our culture — Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner declared he has found happiness during his controversial transgender conversion in a nationally televised interview last week; the United Nations declared an International Happiness Day in response to the immense popularity of […]