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.


Quote of the Day: Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory

“Churches and other places of worship are intended to be sanctuaries — holy sites where people come to pray and to worship God. In this nation of ours, they have seldom been the locations where violence has disrupted the otherwise peaceful atmosphere. Yet even those occasions — rare as they may be — are not sufficient […]

May/June Religion Calendar

Note: Holidays that begin at sundown continue through sundown the next day, unless otherwise noted. This calendar will be updated in two-month increments throughout 2014. May 1 National Day of Prayer National Day of Reason May 2-4 Alliance of Baptists: annual gathering, Portland, Maine. Contact: Carole Collins at 866-745-7609, ext. 202; email: carole(at)allianceofbaptists.org; website: www.allianceofbaptists.org May 4-6 Evangelical […]