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14 Nov


Submitted by Marcial Lavina

The Simon Wiesenthal Center calls upon the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Disciples of Christ to dismiss Dr. Peter Makari, their shared executive for Middle East ministries.  Dr. Makari gave a long interview recently for a well-known extremist group, the American Free Press. “For a senior... More

14 Nov

Journalists, Editors Eligible for $5,000 Scholarships for Religion Courses

Submitted by Amy Schiska

Study Islam, Religion and Politics, War, Theology—on us! (Columbia, Mo.) — RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS invites journalists to apply to its Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program. The scholarships give full-time journalists up to $5,000 to take any college religion courses at any accredited institutio... More

14 Nov

Insights into Fastest-Growing Population Segment in the U.S.

Submitted by Christine Cape

New Study Gives In-depth Look at Factors Influencing Worldview of Hispanic-Americans "This report provides critical insights into Hispanic-Americans—a rapidly growing and often ignored segment of our population." –Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference NEW YO... More

13 Nov

Mohammad depicted by Islamic artist!

Submitted by marlies ter borg

Bible figures honored in Islamic Art May a Muslim artist depict Muhammad? The image included in "Bible Figures in Islamic Art" shows that this is indeed possible. The prophet wears a veil so that his visage is not visible. Surprisingly Muhammad is featured in this unique full color booklet toget... More

13 Nov

This week: New Research Analyzing 2012 Election, Looking Ahead to Implications for the Upcoming Budget Debate

Submitted by Shannon Craig Straw

WASHINGTON — On Friday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. EST in the Fourth Estate Room at the National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW), the Public Religion Research Institute will release post-election research that will paint a comprehensive portrait of the role religion, values and economic issues play... More

13 Nov

New Book Uncovers Real-Life Saint Who Became Santa

Submitted by Kelly Hughes

  Santa Claus, the bearded fellow whose belly shakes like a bowlful of jelly, is an essential part of the Christmas tradition. But there’s much more to the “jolly old elf” who became an international symbol of holiday cheer, according to the new book The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The Tru... More

13 Nov

The Thoughtful Christian Retailer Offers up to 85% off Books and Resources during Thanksgiving Week

Submitted by Emily Kiefer

Louisville, Kentucky—The Thoughtful Christian (TTC) retailer has broken the Thanksgiving tradition of offering heavily discounted prices only on the day after Thanksgiving—the day known to most consumers and retailers as “Black Friday.” Instead, TTC is offering up to 85% off a wide selection of bo... More

9 Nov

A Statement by the Most Reverend Robert W. Duncan on the Appointment of Bishop Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury

Submitted by Cynthia P. Brust

A Statement on the Appointment of Bishop Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend Robert W. Duncan. Archbishop and Primate The Anglican Church in North America On behalf of the College of Bishops, clergy and laity of the Anglican Church in North America, I greet Bishop Justi... More

9 Nov

IPMN Condemns Mischaracterization of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) policies on Israel/Palestine

New York – November 9, 2012 – The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) stands by the fifteen Christian religious leaders’ strong witness on military aid to Israel. In an effort to create and stir controversy in the PC(USA), the para-church organization... More

8 Nov

New Surge of Growth for Alpha USA on Horizon

Submitted by Diane Morrow

Dallas/Fort Worth—The U.S. arm of ministry leader Alpha International is poised for a new surge of growth through its world renowned evangelism program, the Alpha course. The 10-week small group experience for those within and outside the church promises to bring spiritual life-change into U.S. ci... More

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