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30 Apr

Announcing: The Leadership Institute for Group Discernment (May 19-23, 2008)

The first annual Leadership Institute for Group Discernment will be held at George Fox University in Newberg, OR May 19-23, 2003. This state-of-the-art conference on group discernment will empower Christian leaders with the tools they need to help groups discern the will of Christ for their communit... More

30 Apr

New Book Answers Jewish Questions about Islam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Praise for An Introduction to Islam for Jews by Reuven Firestone: "...Firestone's book shines as a beacon of scholarship and humanity. While Muslims might challenge some of Firestone's interpretations of Islam, they will never find him mean-spirited or ill-informed... Fire... More

29 Apr

‘American Idol’ House Band Member Makes ‘Saintly’ Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENVER...April 29, 2008 ... For over 20 years, Grammy-award winning musician Ray Herrmann has been performing, recording and arranging music for some of the biggest names in American music: LeAnn Rimes, Whitney Houston, Christine Aguilera, Bob Dylan, Santana, Herbie Hancock, a... More

29 Apr

The Best Kept Secret for 500 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2008: On-sale today, HarperOne will publish what is sure to be one of the most controversial and talked-about books of the year. THE SISTINE SECRETS: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican by authors Roy Doliner and Benjamin Blech offers an insi... More

25 Apr

Christians For Fair Witness on the Middle East Denounces Methodist Divestment Proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Fort Worth, Texas - April 25, 2008) The United Methodist Church, the largest mainstream Protestant denomination in the U.S., is currently meeting in Ft. Worth, Texas, where it will be voting on several resolutions for divestment from companies doing business in Israel. Fair... More

25 Apr

Religion News Service Wins 2008 Associated Church Press Awards

April 24, 2008, DALLAS - The Associated Church Press recognized Religion News Service as one of the "Best of the Christian Press" at its awards announced April 22 in Dallas. RNS received first-place honors in the "Best in Class: News Service" category - the first time RNS has won this Award of Excel... More

25 Apr

Religion & Ethics Program Listings for April 25, 2008

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

    Wrap-up Analysis of Pope's Visit - Kim Lawton provides analysi...
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25 Apr

The 2008 Certified US Best Christian Workplaces Announced

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED MAY 2, 2008 Mercer Island, WA - April 24, 2008 - The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) announced the 33 Certified Best Christian Workplaces in the US for 2008 at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) conference. Christian Schools Bellevue Christian School Bellev... More

24 Apr

MEDIA ADVISORY: China Slammed for Return of North Korean Refugees

SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 16) - A United States commission said Tuesday that North Korean refugees suspected of meeting with religious groups often are marked for harsh interrogation, torture and long detentions without trial after they are forced by China to return to North Korea, according to repor... More

24 Apr

MEDIA ADVISORY:  Rallies Target N. Korean Abuses

SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 23, 2008) - North Korea will host a leg of the Beijing Olympic Games torch relay on Monday, April 28. Ironically, North Korea Freedom Week (NKFW) (http://www.nkfreedom.org) will be held April 26-May 3. During that week the United States and other countries around the world w... More

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