April 4, 2017
- B’nai B’rith International sent a letter to New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia for defending an outrageous classroom assignment. In February, teacher Michael DeNobile assigned his Oswego County CiTi/BOCES New Vision students to argue for or against Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution.”
In the letter, B’nai B’rith wrote: “Of the many ways to teach critical thinking, clearly an area that...
[General Theological Seminary news release] The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the next recipients of its honorary doctor of divinity degree, to be conferred at the 195th Commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 17.
“Honorary doctorates of divinity include individuals who are called into the special ministry of leadership within the episcopacy, priestly service, and laity alike,” said theRev. Kurt H. Dunkle, dean and president. “The doctorate of divinity ...
RCC elects new leaders at annual business meeting
By Deb Christian
The Rev. Bud Heckman, new president of RCC.
Photo by Andy Rawls.
Chicago (March 31, 2017) — The Rev. Bud Heckman, convener of the Interfaith Funders Group and a specialist in interfaith relations, philanthropy and communications from...
April 3, 2017
As reported by the New York Times and numerous other media sources, a bomb tore through a subway train in St. Petersburg on Monday afternoon, April 3, 2017. Ten people died and 39 others, including children, were injured. A second bomb, discovered at a neighboring...
April 1, 2017
During the Spring Session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, held at the Chancery March 28-31, 2017, “For the Life of the World” was selected as the theme of the 19th All-American Council [AAC].
The theme of the AAC...
March 31, 2017
Going viral with Father Rocky and Facebook
By Linda Bloom
Father Rocky leads Facebook Workshop
Photo by Shane Nichols
CHICAGO (March 31, 2017) — When the Rev. Francis J. Hoffman decided to boost the reach of Relevant Radio, a Catholic radio network broadcasting in 29 states, via Facebook, he was pleased to have 6,000...
[Diocese of Long Island] Long Island Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano announced March 29 the appointment of the Rev. Marie A. Tatro as vicar for community justice, a newly created position.
“I am very grateful to Mother Marie Tatro for accepting my invitation to join the staff of the diocese to shepherd the efforts of our clergy and people to serve the vulnerable in our communities in areas of immigration, housing, and equal rights and treatment,” Provenzano said. “Mother...
[Episcopal News Service] La demande en eau devrait augmenter de 55 % d’ici 2030, selon les prévisions et, dans le même temps, il est possible que les ressources globales en eau ne répondent qu’à 60 % des besoins mondiaux.
« L’Afrique, l’Inde, le Moyen-Orient et l’Australie sont en crise », a déclaré ...
March 30, 2017
RCC awards excellence in religion communication at Chicago ceremony
By Jeff Huett, APR
CHICAGO (March 30) — The Religion Communicators Council handed out awards recognizing excellence in about 60 categories of communications and public relations Thursday at its annual conference in Chicago.
The annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards, given to active members of RCC, are named in honor of the late Victor DeRose and the late Paul M. Hinkhouse, leading lithographers...