(RNS) Bess Myerson has been described as a modern-day Queen Esther, the Jewish woman who used her talents and beauty to advocate for her people.
Author Archives: Kevin Eckstrom
About Kevin Eckstrom
Kevin Eckstrom joined the RNS staff in February, 2000 and became editor-in-chief 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 six of the past eight years.
Eckstrom holds a M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from The George Washington University. Eckstrom was the president of the Religion Newswriters Association from 2007-2009 and was the inaugural Dewitt Wallace Fellow in Islamic Studies at Duke University in 2009. In 2014, he was awarded a Senior Journalist Seminar fellowship in Islam from the East-West Center.
(RNS) All those resolutions to join a gym and work harder in 2015? Pish posh, says Billy Graham’s grandson. That and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) These are the 20 stories from 2014 that captured our imagination and reminded us why we love the religion beat.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Part psychologist, part oncologist, here’s Pope Francis’ diagnosis for what ails the church’s central bureaucracy.
(RNS) So you have absolutely no idea what presents to get for Pope Francis, Jeb Bush and that guy with the John 3:16 signs? Never fear. The Roundup Gift Guide will leave you merry and bright.
(RNS) Remember Bishop Bling? Mark Driscoll? Brittany Maynard? They all helped shape the top religion headlines of 2014.
(RNS) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Or something like that. That and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) “Interstellar” is the most religious non-religious movie ever made: Discuss. Did Yasser Arafat find Jesus on his deathbed? And who gets the lump of coal for coming up with The Mensch on the Bench?