RNS Press Releases

Innocent: Cardinal George Pell’s private prison journal to be released

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 18, 2020

High-ranking Catholic cardinal spent 404 days in jail — here’s what he wrote while there SAN FRANCISCO — The first volume of Cardinal George Pell’s prison journal is set to be published as a book and an e-book by Ignatius Press in early 2021 and as digital installments starting on August 17, 2020. The unprecedented work, […]

C12 companies create more highly engaged, flourishing workplaces

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 18, 2020

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — New research conducted by Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) reveals that more than twice as many companies (23.8 %) affiliated with C12 Group, a global network of Christian CEOs and executives, develop flourishing workplaces than other for-profit companies (9.10 %). The study also shows that C12 organizations scored higher in overall […]

Jim Denison’s new book — How to Be a Civil Person in an Uncivil Time

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 18, 2020

A vital new book from Jim Denison, founder of the Denison Forum and noted cultural commentator, offers Christians a biblically-based “how-to” for communicating spiritual truth to a world all too ready to argue with it. Respectfully, I Disagree: How to Be a Civil Person in an Uncivil Time debuts Sept. 15 from the Denison Forum. […]

A fresh approach to reading and understanding the Bible, ‘The Reversed Bible: A One of A Kind Study Bible’

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 17, 2020

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. — A fresh approach to reading and understanding the Bible, The Reversed Bible: A One of A Kind Study Bible. It is an approach that would never have come about had it not been for a young boy who had a reading comprehension problem until the age of 13. What he did next […]

AME Church statement on Democratic VP nominee Senator Kamala Harris

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 13, 2020

“This is the Day that the Lord has Made” In May 2020, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden committed to adding a woman to his ticket. Throughout the summer, Biden has been encouraged to select a woman as a running mate and select an African American woman. The servant leaders and members of the African […]

‘Bless Your Pastor’ aims to show love to America’s church leaders

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 12, 2020

Amid COVID-19, the National Association of Evangelicals launches a grant-funded ‘wave of sharing and caring’ With nine out of every 10 pastors in America under “financial pressure,” and six out of 10 churches facing giving declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) today launched its second annual Bless Your Pastor campaign. […]

RNF Religion Journalist Relief Fund to provide aid, project work for religion reporters

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 11, 2020

Religion News Association (RNA) members who are experiencing financial distress are invited to apply for aid from the Religion News Foundation’s (RNF) new Religion Journalist Relief Fund. The program, in partnership with RNA, will provide each grantee with up to $1,000 for their religion reporting projects. “Now is the time to double down in support […]

What are the secrets of Fatima and why are they important?

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 11, 2020

New book answers 100 questions about miraculous apparitions in Portugal SAN FRANCISCO — The Marian apparitions at Fatima in Portugal are one of the most famous apparitions in the world. However, many people do not know the whole story of the three shepherd children visionaries, the angel that appeared to them the year before, the […]

More than $600,000 in humanitarian aid for refugees destroyed in Beirut explosion

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 7, 2020

Three 40-foot shipping containers filled with humanitarian aid that included thousands of handmade quilts and baby-care items were destroyed in the devastating August 4 explosions at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, the NGO Lutheran World Relief reported. The shipment, which also included school supplies for students and personal care kits, were destined for refugees living […]

Civil Righteousness calls nation to pray on every MLK Boulevard in the US

By — August 6, 2020

FERGUSON, Missouri – On August 8th from 6:01 p.m. to 8:01 p.m., Christians across the U.S. will take a united stand against racism, injustice, and the current climate of division in America through a mass demonstration. In an event named Pray on MLK, believers from every denominational background will gather on or near a Martin […]

Buddhists call for nuclear weapons’ abolition on 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 6, 2020

Soka Gakkai urges ratification of U.N. nuclear ban treaty On August 6, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization put out a statement calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the early entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear […]

Beirut blast: Middle East Christian TV broadcaster launches special programming

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 5, 2020

Satellite network SAT-7 offers reassurance, prayers with live program ‘Lebanon: The Pain and Hope’  EASTON, Md. – A major Christian Arabic language broadcaster in Lebanon is airing special live programming, reassuring shell-shocked viewers after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 113 people and injured more than 4,000 yesterday. Satellite network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) reported […]

2020 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 5, 2020

21Wilberforce to Honor Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback 21Wilberforce Founder and President, Randel Everett, announced that the 2020 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award honoree is Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. Ambassador Brownback has an extensive track record of working in a bipartisan manner to promote religious freedom and other human […]

Center for world peace through Torah to be established on Mount Zion, Jerusalem

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 5, 2020

‘So says HaShem of Legions: ‘In those days, ten men from all the languages of the nations will take hold of the wing of a Jewish man, saying, ‘We will walk with you(s), for we have heard that G-d is with you(s).’’ (Zechariah 8:23) ‘And Torah will go forth from Zion, and the Word of […]

Program helps “people in the pews” and faith communities respond to trauma

By RNS Press Release Distribution Service — August 5, 2020

Elizabeth Powr,. M.Ed. of The Trauma Informed Academy (TIA), announces The Sacredness of Trauma (TSoT), and interactive online program for faith communities. TSoT helps people recognize that “what happened to you” instead of “what’s wrong with you” is the central question required for compassion and care. This six hour program is offered as a five […]

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