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People’s Seminary Inspires Hope and Transformation While Serving Communities

December 16, 2013

The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro in conjunction with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting its second national Co-Creation Conference May 1–3, 2014 in Greensboro. The school’s goal is to inspire attendees to express their own gifts by using the principles and practices of servant-leadership to initiate new ministries, establish creative initiatives and to illuminate […]

Bound to a Promise

December 16, 2013

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX—“Mrs. Floyd, my name is Paul Howard, and I’m calling from the United States embassy in Antigua. I’m sorry, ma’am, but I need to ask, are you Bonnie Clever-Floyd, daughter of William Norman Clever? I regret to inform you that your father has been killed.” It was a cold, ordinary morning when Bonnie […]

A Christmas Prayer for the World’s Children

December 16, 2013

In rural Brazil, a group of mothers met for a health class.  The missionary was talking about diarrhea.  If not treated, the baby loses fluids and the soft spot on the baby’s head sinks in.  One mother offered: “That happened to my baby in the morning and she was dead at night.” Is there anyone […]

Christian Dating Site Screening for Sex Offenders

December 15, 2013

New Christian dating site is becoming an industry leader by screening its members for sex offenses through No other dating site, Christian or secular, is providing this service to its members Add to Favorite Articles

Pope Francis Issues Prayer Requests for 2014

December 12, 2013

Following a century-and-a-half tradition, Pope Francis has entrusted his monthly prayer requests for 2014 to the Apostleship of Prayer for dissemination. Over 50 million Catholics worldwide unite in spirit to pray for those prayer intentions every day. The Pope proposes two prayer intentions each month, one universal or general and the other related to evangelization. […]

Pope Francis and Person of the Year: Is it Right?

December 12, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 – Time magazine announced this week that its 2013 Person of the Year is Pope Francis. Radhika Jones, deputy managing editor of Time, explained why he was chosen. “The Pope came onto the scene in March with … fanfare, and almost the opposite of fanfare, and immediately made his presence […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – December 13

December 11, 2013

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information.   Show #1715 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on December 13 (check local listings). El Salvador’s Ban on Abortions – Strongly influenced by Catholic teaching, El Salvador now forbids all abortions.  Fred de Sam Lazaro reports […]

JUST RELEASED – A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis

December 11, 2013

In this historic interview, Pope Francis’s vision for the church and humanity itself is delivered through a warm and intimate conversation, and shows us all how to have a big heart, open to God. The world was stunned when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months […]

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles make Billboard Chart history

December 10, 2013

ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2013 – The Missouri-based contemplative nuns Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles were named Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Artist 2012 and 2013. It’s the first order of nuns to ever win an award in the history of Billboard magazine. The Sisters were recognized for their two bestselling albums, ANGELS AND SAINTS AT […]

David Jeremiah Preaches to Capacity Crowd at Madison Square Garden Theater

December 10, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013—Dr. David Jeremiah, New York Times best-selling author and founder of Turning Point, one of the largest syndicated Bible teaching ministries in the world, marked the release of his most significant work to date, The Jeremiah Study Bible (Worthy Publishing, November 2013), with special guests before a capacity crowd at the […]

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation’s Typhoon Haiyan challenge matching grant met

December 9, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 9, 2013) – The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation has announced that the $500,000 challenge matching grant has been met through the generosity of Thrivent members and others. The Foundation matched $1 for every $2 donated and received by Lutheran disaster response agencies, leading to a total of more than $1.5 million for the […]

Corban University Signs Unique Partnership Agreement with Mars Hill Church

December 5, 2013

Salem, Ore. – Starting in the fall of 2014, Corban University of Salem, Ore. and Mars Hill Church will offer a 24-credit Bible certificate at the Mars Hill Bellevue, Wash. location. Classes are slated to begin in the fall of 2014. The curriculum will include Bible and Theology Foundation, Ministry Skills Foundation, Introduction to Bible, […]


December 5, 2013

PHOENIX (Dec. 5, 2013) – Grand Canyon University Foundation is lending a helping hand to victims of catastrophic tornadoes in the Midwest and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines through a $10,000 donation to Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to people who are suffering throughout the world. “Our […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – December 6

December 4, 2013

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information.   Show #1714 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on December 6 (check local listings). Program Note: Due to pledge please check local listings. Hispanic Protestants – The explosive growth of the number of evangelical Protestants who are […]

Family Planning Vital to Child Survival Say Christian Health Experts at Capitol Hill Event

December 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In a panel discussion on Capitol Hill yesterday, maternal and child health experts explained why family planning is critical to improving child survival rates, and why the current perception that Christians do not support family planning is inaccurate. While most Christians support and even practice family planning, stories in the media of […]

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