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25 Jun

Fund Awards Grants to Congregations with Innovative “Cultures of Call”

National initiative helps local churches cultivate call to ministry among youth ATLANTA, June 25, 2008 - With fewer than seven percent of today's clergy under the age of 35, many congregations have begun to ask, "Who will lead our church tomorrow?" Six determined churches are finding innovative ways... More

24 Jun

National human rights organization brings anti-war campaign to Fort Lauderdale religious convention

A faith-based nonprofit organization hopes to inspire attendees at the annual convention of a major religious denomination to make ending the war in Iraq their major focus for the rest of the 2008 political year. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), an international human rights orga... More

23 Jun

New Report from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Finds Religion in U.S. is Non-Dogmatic

WASHINGTON - The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life today released its second report on the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, which finds that while many Americans are highly religious, most are not dogmatic in their approach to faith. This new analysis examines the diversity of Americans' religious... More

20 Jun

Andrew Young is Keynote Speaker for National Diversity and Interfaith Summit in September 2008

(Huntsville, Ala.) -- The 2008 National Diversity and Interfaith Summit "Globalizing Human Values - Resolving Conflict in a Pluralistic World" is announced for Sept. 10-13 in Huntsville, Alabama. This 3 and 1/2 day summit brings individuals together from across the country for lectures, panel discus... More

19 Jun

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for June 20, 2008

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, June 20 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports: * Cover Story: "Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon" - Kate See... More

19 Jun

DoOneNiceThing.com Launches “Operation Belly Laugh”

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 18, 2008 - Debbie Tenzer, founder of DoOneNiceThing.com, a website that encourages people to do one nice thing every Monday, announced today: "We are launching 'Operation Belly Laugh' - a project to send comedy DVDs to U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan." Tenzer said... More

18 Jun

U.S. district court paves way for book about what Jesus said in 1965

A controversial ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York paves the way for a new book, Spiritual DNA: What Jesus Said, that tells the faith-based path to peace of mind and happiness. The book describes the spiritual characteristics - the DNA - to make that happen, and... More

17 Jun

Catholic Press Shines Light on New Books That Bring the Faith to Life

Religion, at its best, helps people see reality with new eyes. A good spiritual book reveals in the hearts and imaginations of its readers how God is at work in the world. The results of the recent Catholic Press Association awards competition highlight two books that were recognized for making what... More

16 Jun

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life to Release Part II of U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

WASHINGTON - In a noon EDT conference call for journalists on Monday, June 23, 2008, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life will release the second report of a landmark survey that examines the tremendous diversity of Americans' religious beliefs and practices as well as their social and political... More

13 Jun

Jewish Agencies Express Profound Hurt by Presbyterian Church Actions

NEW YORK - More than a dozen national Jewish agencies have issued a statement strongly criticizing a Presbyterian Church (USA) document that replaces a PCUSA critique of anti-Jewish bias, issued just one month prior. The revised document, according to the Jewish statement, "is infused with the very... More

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