(RNS) Today’s religion headlines are full of tricks and treats. Take your pick in today’s Roundup — and hope you’re not the kid who ends up with a lame sack full of raisins and pencils.
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) A little something to brighten your day, scratch your head or send you back under the covers, depending on your mood. All in today’s Roundup.
Today’s religion news: Good for Mother Teresa and professional beggars. Not so much for Mark Driscoll and (probably) gay Catholics.
(RNS) All of today’s religion news, presented in a format that even my 2-year-old twins could understand. Well, maybe not the Dutch Jewish grandmother prostitutes part.
(RNS) Here’s what’s making news today: Beards, Jesus statues, religious transportation drama and, unfortunately, Louis Farrakhan.
(RNS) Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power ministry surrendered the landmark 1981 Philip Johnson building last year after filing for bankruptcy.
(RNS) For the culinarily Jewish among us, it’s the feast before the fast … Unless you want a “Jew-sized” salad in Mississippi. Barbie and Ken have new jobs, and the pope may be having second thoughts on Communion for divorced Catholics.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (RNS) The reality is that the imposition of Shariah law in this corner of the world’s most populous Muslim nation was a cynical political ploy — and it worked.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) For many people, the hijab is a kind of Rorschach test — we use it, unconsciously or not, as a barometer about our feelings on Muslims or Islam.