(RNS) At a town hall meeting Wednesday, Sanders said: “I would not be running for president of the United States if I did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings.”
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About Kimberly Winston
Kimberly Winston is a freelance religion reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, USA Today, The Washington Post, The San Jose Mercury News and Newsweek. Since 2011, she has covered atheism and other forms of freethought for Religion News Service. In 2014, she received a Wilbur Award for best online news story from the Religion Communicators Council and in 2005 she was the recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s award for best in-depth religion reporting. She is the author of three books, including Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads (Morehouse, 2008). She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
(RNS) The move comes after a representative from the Satanic Temple was approved to say a prayer, or invocation, before a council meeting scheduled for Feb. 17.
(RNS) His favorite singer Springsteen’s “Rocky Ground” anthem may take on new meaning for a tough campaigner who’s struggling in the polls.
(RNS) Clergy of all stripes are confessing doubts, fears, frustrations and hopes in 140-character tidbits.
(RNS) “I do not and cannot wear my religion on my sleeve,” he said, as he set out to campaign in majority-evangelical Iowa.
(RNS) His late and awkward efforts to draw in conservative Christian votes might still work for him when the primaries get rolling.
(RNS) The group wants a granite bench, engraved with quotes from Madalyn Murray O’Hair and others, set near a Ten Commandments monument at a Florida county courthouse.
(RNS) “The Birth of a Nation,” a biopic about the 19th-century black preacher, slave and revolutionary Nat Turner, was picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures for a record $17.5 million on Tuesday (Jan. 26).
(RNS) The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science are merging to form the largest reason-based organization in the U.S. It will be headed by a woman.