What will social conservatives do now in the wake of the Supreme Court verdicts? “Big Mountain Jesus” is safe. Pope Francis appoints a commission to investigate the Vatican bank. And Archbishop Myers says he did nothing wrong in the Fugee abuse case.
Ignatius Press launches local screening program for ‘Restless Heart’
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2013 – RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of Augustine, the first full-length feature film on beloved St. Augustine, was immensely successful over the last six months in theaters across the country, resulting in over 1000 screenings in over 200 cities in North America, with large crowds frequently attending each show. Ignatius Press, the North American distributor of the film, has now made the hit movie available for churches and schools, which can bring the inspiring film to their towns beginning immediately. “Ignatius Press is truly honored and excited to bring the new epic film on the life of the great St. Augustine, RESTLESS HEART, to churches and schools everywhere in America,” said Ignatius Press Director of Marketing Tony Ryan.
“There’s nothing subversive going on, it’s just fitness.”
— Carrie Brown, principal of El Camino Creek Elementary School in Carlsbad, Calif., defending yoga classes that are being challenged by parents in a lawsuit.
CRANFORD, N.J. (RNS) Steven Nagy is the man who ran toward Anthony Whalen as he lay dying on the side of the road and stayed with him, whispering prayers into his ear, as he took his last breath. And that image has helped Whalen’s grieving mother find solace.
(RNS) Christian conservatives should acknowledge that modern popular culture is here to stay, and use that platform to produce Christian-themed films that will also have quality and popular appeal, said Santorum, the new CEO of EchoLight Studios.
(RNS) On July 1, marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Schmucker Hall, located on the campus of Lutheran Theological Seminary, will reopen as a museum depicting the epic battle, the costly war and the complex role of faith.
Ron Nikkel to Shift to President Emeritus as Executive VP Timothy Khoo Assumes Presidency Role
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 – Prison Fellowship International (PFI), the world’s largest prison ministry with 127 member countries, today announced an executive leadership transition following a positive 31 years of ministry growth under President Ron Nikkel. Nikkel, who has led PFI since 1982 when the organization had only five member countries, will transition from the role of President to a President Emeritus position. The PFI Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Timothy Khoo, a long-time member of its leadership team praised for his passion and vision, to serve as the new President and CEO. “I am grateful for Ron’s dedicated and strategic leadership over the last 31 years, which can be characterized by growth and success,” Khoo said. “The scope of PFI’s mission is enormous, as there are still areas of the world where children of prisoners are neglected, prison conditions are deplorable and individuals have not had the love of Christ shared with them.
(RNS) Our consumer economy does not want to allow us to move beyond the shallow and self-centered and to attain maturity, perspective, wisdom, and that most holy of virtues: giving up one’s own needs for the good of the other.
(RNS) At a time when the country is becoming less religious and liberal politicians shy away from faith-based rhetoric, this Disciples of Christ minister, steeped in the African-American church tradition, has emerged as a galvanizing force in North Carolina’s pushback against the Republican-dominated legislature.