Equating baptism to an act of torture like waterboarding is sacrilegious – and particularly surprising coming from you as someone who has publicly professed your Christian faith. – The Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, in an open letter for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin after she told the […]
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) Rome gets ready for the double-barrel canonizations on Sunday, a Republican candidate in South Carolina steps in it and a nice Jewish boy goes horribly wrong. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Religion News Service asked experts, biographers and theologians to assess the two popes who will be canonized on Sunday.
(RNS) This year the 12 people who will have their feet washed by Pope Francis include nine Italians, one Muslim from Libya, a young man from Cape Verde and an Ethiopian woman
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(RNS) It’s Passover, which means you may be eating too much matzo but not enough gefilte fish (is there such a thing?). Unless you follow Odinism. Or were raptured in last night’s blood moon. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
This is hopefully the last Roundup to include something about the “Noah” film. But certainly not the last about Pope Francis. And most definitely not the last on Russell Moore’s advice for the bedroom.
The President of the Republic of Malta, George Abela, visited Pope Francis before the end of his term as head of the Government of the island. During the visit, they discussed political issues. However, Abela’s grandchildren became the center of attention, making the Pope and others smile during an official photo shoot and gifting him a toy dinosaur.
(RNS) Let’s say you order a cold Schlafly on your way to see Bill Donohue in New York’s gay pride parade but your flight crew is raptured, like in Malaysia. Find out what happens in today’s Roundup.