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20 Nov

American Bible Society Announces the Selection of Its 27th President: S. Douglas Birdsall

Submitted by Amy Huffman

New President Will Lead Organization into Its Third Century of Ministry NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 - After a yearlong search, the board of American Bible Society has unanimously selected the organization's 27th president and CEO: S. Douglas Birdsall. He will be replacing the retiring R. Lamar Vest... More

19 Nov

RNS reporter wins American Academy of Religion award

Religion News Service Associate Editor and National Correspondent Daniel Burke was awarded third place in the 2012 American Academy of Religion Award for Best In-Depth Newswriting on Religion. The award, given at the AAR’s annual meeting in Chicago on Sunday (Nov. 18), recognizes well-researched... More

19 Nov

MormonVoices Surveys Best and Worst of “Mormon Moment” Coverage

Submitted by Steve Densley

Mormon journalism watchdog group identifies both insightful and inaccurate press November 19, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah -- In concert with the Religion News Service, MormonVoices has selected the ten best and ten worst instances of "Mormon Moment" media coverage for 2012. The lists can also be... More

16 Nov

Post-Election Survey: Despite Polarization, Broad Support for Balanced Approach in Budget Debate

Submitted by Shannon Craig Straw

Agreement on the values that should guide the debate; disagreement on the details of taxes and cuts WASHINGTON — As the White House and Congress look toward the looming fiscal cliff, a new survey finds that despite deep partisan divides on the role of government, there is broad support for a bal... More

16 Nov

President of Islamic Society of North America Joins The Humane Society of the United States’ Faith Advisory Council

Submitted by Anna West

The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Imam Muhammad Hagmagid Ali, president of the Islamic Society of North America, the nation’s largest Muslim organization, has joined The HSUS Faith Advisory Council. Imam Magid is the 14th member of The HSUS Faith Advisory Counc... More

16 Nov

COGIC Reelects Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. As Leader

Submitted by Robert Coleman, Jr.

St. Louis, MO (November 16, 2012) During the 105th Holy Convocation, in St. Louis, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) has once again chosen Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. as its Presiding Bishop. The General Assembly, the Legislative Body of the Church of God in Christ, has overwhelmingly reelect... More

15 Nov

Celestial Torah Christianity: A brand new post-Abrahamic Christian theology

Submitted by Steve Lewis

Just when everyone thought there was nothing new under the sun along comes The Aquariana Key, a new book  by Stephen Michael Lewis about his astonishing spiritual journey as a modern Christian mystic and prophesy bearer in the old time Jewish prophesy bearing tradition. Fitting religious proph... More

15 Nov

Post-Election Survey: Changing Religious Landscape Challenges Influence of White Christian Vote

Submitted by Adam Muhlendorf

Empathy and auto bailout boosted Obama among Ohio voters WASHINGTON — A new survey conducted after the election last week confirms that winning an overwhelming majority of white Christian voters is no longer sufficient to secure the presidency. The 2012 post-election American Values Surv... More

15 Nov

The Humane Society of the United States Announces the Fill the Bowl Project for Faith Communities

Submitted by Anna West

The Humane Society of the United States has initiated its Fill the Bowl Project, a new way for congregations to help pets and their families by adding pet food and supplies to holiday collection drives.   “During the holidays, churches collect food, clothing and toys for families in need,” said... More

14 Nov

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Listings—November 16

Submitted by Lindsey Bernstein

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1611 is fed over PBS on Friday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).   ·       THE  SISTINE CHAPEL – After 500 years, the ceiling of the V... More

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