Quote of the Day: The National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Equating baptism to an act of torture like waterboarding is sacrilegious – and particularly surprising coming from you as someone who has publicly professed your Christian faith. — The Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, in an open letter for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin after she told the NRA’s annual meeting that “If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists.”


Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – May 2

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1735 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on May 2 (check local listings). Ministers Without Pulpits – For more and more would-be pastors, the combination of economic recession and mainline decline has severely reduced their chances of finding paid, full-time jobs as pastors. Lucky Severson reports that seminary and divinity school graduates are going into other kinds of service, or taking any job available while they wait and pray for the work  they feel called by God to do. The December Project – For two years, every Friday, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement, talked with writer Sara Davidson, a secular skeptic, about preparing to die.

Emma Stone at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2010. Photo by gdcgraphics via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1pOWAzn)

The faith of Emma Stone

From Jimmy Fallon to Spiderman to the cover of VOGUE, Emma Stone is everywhere right now. Here’s the backstory behind the star’s faith and upbringing.