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Leading Jewish publisher celebrates completion of innovative edition of Talmud

November 12, 2019

Koren Publishers & The Steinsaltz Center release 42 volumes of Talmud Bavli Koren Publishers, proudly headquartered in the heart of Jerusalem, announces the completion of The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli. The 42-volume set, known for its innovative design and incomparable translation and commentary by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, takes its place as the newest […]

100,000 global theology graduates stream into church called ‘Shincheonji’

November 9, 2019

Due to the corruption and the secularization of today’s religious world, a great number of people are coming to Shincheonji to study the Bible and to fulfill their spiritual needs. While seeing a worldwide decrease in the number of people who identify themselves with a religion, there was a unique phenomenon of 100,000 people streaming […]

Internationally recognized leaders to speak on communicating religious documents

November 7, 2019

RCCongress 2020 panel will include representatives from four faith traditions Religious communicators are influential leaders in determining how individuals and communities come to understand, conceptualize and practice religion. Religious communities frequently release statements and declarations based on authentic theology to support peaceful and inclusive societies. Religion communicators play a key role ensuring these religious declarations […]

Box of Joy wildly exceeds 2019 goals, urges Catholics to drop off boxes this week

November 5, 2019

Box of Joy Week is November 2-10 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Box of Joy challenged Catholics to intentionally set aside time and resources to help those who are less fortunate this Christmas season and reject the secular, materialistic culture by packing a box of small gifts for children in several poor nations. Box of Joy, […]

World’s most widely translated website, JW.ORG, features content in 1,000 languages

November 4, 2019

NEW YORK — On November 4, 2019, jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, reached an unprecedented translation milestone—it now includes articles, videos, and audio content available in 1,000 languages, including 100 sign languages. Gerrit Lösch, a senior member of the Witnesses’ Governing Body, states: “Our translation work has a long history dating back to […]

Christian leaders join Open Doors in prayer for persecuted believers

November 1, 2019

“We ask Christians to pray earnestly, as if something terrible is happening, because it is.” — David Curry, CEO, Open Doors USA SANTA ANA, Calif. — Open Doors has launched a major prayer campaign for the persecuted church featuring more than 20 of America’s most influential pastors, teachers and ministry leaders. Each leader appears on […]

New memoir details the life of a Czech priest in hiding

October 30, 2019

In his new book, From the Underground Church to Freedom, international best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík shares for the first time the dramatic story of his life as a secretly ordained priest in Communist Czechoslovakia. Inspired by Augustine’s candid presentation of his own life, Halík writes about his spiritual journey within a framework of […]

The Balm In Gilead presents Best Practice Award at the 2020 conference

October 29, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. — The Balm In Gilead, Inc. will present Best Practice Awards to nine congregational-based health ministries from across the country that are raising the bar to improve the health of African Americans within their congregations and communities. Additionally, VillageHeartbeat, a North Carolina-based organization, will receive The Balm In Gilead’s Best Practice Award for […]

An international rosary apostolate celebrates 70 years

October 29, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Long haunted by the urgency of Mary’s words at Fatima, Brother Sylvan Mattingly, C.F.X., of Louisville’s St. Xavier High School, decided in May 1949 to do something extra for Our Lady. He began to teach a group of children how to make rosaries for the missions. This small rosary-making group developed into […]

Religion News Service participating in NewsMatch fundraising campaign

October 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Religion News Service (RNS) is pleased to announce that it will be participating in NewsMatch, the largest grassroots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit news organizations. The campaign runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019, during which time donations are matched up to $1,000 each. If a monthly donation is started during […]

Lies, lynching, and liberation in the age of Trump

October 24, 2019

A Response to Trump’s statements on “lynching” The servant leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and our Social Action Commission are appalled at President Trump’s insensitive use of the term “lynching.” To equate his current political predicament, rooted in his tyrant-like abuse of power, with the long history of this violent practice directed primarily […]

Can sacred music again top the Billboard charts?

October 24, 2019

New album by J.J. Wright seeks to make history SAN FRANCISCO — Fusing the rich heritage of Catholic sacred music with the tradition of jazz, VESPERS FOR THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: J.J. WRIGHT TRIO; ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR; FIFTH HOUSE ENSEMBLE seeks to deliver a profound spiritual experience for listeners — and perhaps make history on […]

Lehmann inaugurated as first non-Christian president of Graduate Theological Union

October 24, 2019

Inauguration of Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann initiates new era at the Graduate Theological Union BERKELEY, Calif. — The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) announces the inauguration of Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann as President. The GTU is recognized worldwide as the foremost destination for interreligious learning and leadership, and Lehmann is the first Rabbi to head the […]

Christianity may disappear from Syria and Iraq—a call for international intervention

October 23, 2019

The Christian exodus from parts of the Middle East has reached alarming proportions. It can only be stopped if the international community acts now. That is the conclusion of a new report on Christian persecution published Oct. 23 by Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity. The 2019 edition of “Persecuted and […]

The Episcopal Church will sell stock in companies profiting from the occupation

October 22, 2019

A Statement by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) on Action by Executive Council re Resolution B016 (2018): Adopt Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Action on Israel/Palestine. The Steering Committee of EPF PIN commends Executive Council for positive action on three Resolutions implementing the mandate from the 79th General Convention expressed in […]

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