WASHINGTON (RNS) As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out.
Author Archives: Kevin Eckstrom
About Kevin Eckstrom
Kevin Eckstrom joined the RNS staff in February, 2000 and became editor in 2006. Prior to coming to RNS, he worked as religion editor at the Stuart/Port St. Lucie News in Florida. He was the winner of the 2000 Cassels Award for small newspapers from the Religion Newswriters Association. Under his leadership, RNS was named Best Wire Service by the Associated Church Press for both 2006 and 2007 – the only time RNS has won back-to-back years. Eckstrom holds a M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from The George Washington University.
In 2007, he was elected president of the Religion Newswriters Association. His work was featured in Changing Boundaries: The Best Religion News Writing of 2003.
(RNS) Across the country, water has become more than a resource used in occasional baptism rites. It has become personal, a way for worshippers to live out their faith.
Rachel Maddow reports on the Senate chaplain using his opening prayer to criticize the behavior of members of Congress for shutting down the government.
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham, who preached the gospel for more than seven decades, has written his 32nd book: “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.” Here is a sampling of the thoughts of the 94-year-old evangelist.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Fifty years after a KKK bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., shook hopes for a colorblind country, the four girls who died are getting their due.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We can never forget as we celebrate, as we remember … that it was that faith and the spirit of God itself that fueled, that infused the movement that led to great change and transformation,” said the Rev. Bernice King.
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall on Aug. 24, 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Religion News Service interviewed people of faith at the commemoration about what it meant to them.
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people — led by clergy, civil rights veterans and activists — gathered in the nation’s capital on Aug. 24, 2013 to remember the 1963 March on Washington. These photos give a glimpse of what it was like to be there.
(RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, scholars say it would be a mistake to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech without also acknowledging its profound criticism of American values.