COLUMBIA, MO. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to legalize same-sex marriage this June was voted by a narrow margin as the No. 1 religion story of 2015 by members of the Religion Newswriters Association in its annual Top 10 Religion Stories of the Year poll. In second place were the hundreds of thousands […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — With the generous support of the International Shinto Foundation, the Religion Newswriters Association and the Religion Communicators Council announce the Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication program for young leaders who specialize in religion reporting or religious communication. Through the Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication program, each organization will offer training, mentorships and […]
(RNS) 2014 was the year that saw a new Guinness World Record for “Most sticky notes on the body in five minutes.” But at least five religious records were also smashed in 2014, and there are at least five more you can try to beat in 2015.
Our Sunday Visitor announces its role as the exclusive publisher of Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the foundational document for the eighth World Meeting of Families, to be held in Philadelphia in 2015.
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN: On August 6, members of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist association gathered for a memorial prayer meeting in Hiroshima to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Prayers were offered in memory of victims of the atomic bombings and for all victims of war. A similar meeting will be […]
TOLEDO, OHIO — Toledo Faith & Values (ToledoFAVS.com), a nonsectarian, nonprofit news site covering religion and spirituality in the Toledo area, presents its Second Annual “Faith Under Fire” Documentary Film Festival on Religion’s Hot Topics, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, attended by more […]
Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Knight Conference Center at the Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Religion News Service and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute invite you to a timely and provocative discussion of the […]
Hartford, Conn. — Hartford Faith & Values (HartfordFAVS.com), Connecticut’s nonsectarian, nonprofit religion news website, has teamed up with The Yale Humanist Community to host the forum “Ask an Atheist” at the Yale University campus in New Haven. The April 7 forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, room LC 102, […]
SPOKANE, WASH. — Back by popular demand, Spokane Faith & Values (SpokaneFAVS.com) is proud to announce its annual event “Faith Feast: A Progressive Intercultural Dinner” will take place at 4 p.m. on March 30. The dinner will kick off with Japanese appetizers at The Spokane Buddhist Temple. Then, guests will travel up the street to […]
Columbia, Mo. — Columbia Faith & Values (ColumbiaFAVS.com) will hold its second walking tour of downtown houses of worship Oct. 12 and Oct. 19, 2013. The new tour includes an expanded list of venues, including First Christian Church, Second Baptist Church and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Come and learn about a diverse group […]
Austin, Texas — Two Faith & Values (FAVS) websites were honored Saturday, Sept. 29 at the 2013 Religion Newswriters Association Awards banquet. The contest honors religion reporting excellence in the mainstream media. Spokane Faith & Values (SpokaneFAVS.com) won third place in the Schachern Award for Online Section of the Year, and Wilmington Faith & Values […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda Greene, editor Wilmington Faith & Values P.O. Box 1517 Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Phone: 910-520-3958 Email: [email protected] Website: http://wilmingtonfavs.religionnews.com (Wilmington, N.C.) — Wilmington Faith & Values expands its roster of fabulous tours of downtown worship spaces this fall. The Religious Art Tours of African-American Churches will be 9-11 […]
Religion News Service’s regional hubs — the Faith & Values news sites — debut their first team series, “From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America.” Part 1: The Business of Church Safety In its first weeklong series, Faith & Values news explores what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. […]
May 23, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tiffany McCallen Wilmington, N.C. — In the last month, Wilmington Faith & Values (WilmingtonFAVS.com) Editor Amanda Greene has been honored twice for her work with the new website — first as a recipient of the 28th Annual YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards and also as a […]