(RNS) N.J. Gov. Chris Christie announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday (June 30). Christie is not afraid to speak about his Catholic faith, or his love for the music of fellow Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen.
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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) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical — from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.
(RNS) He’s a Presbyterian who says there is a “Muslim problem” though he knows some “fabulous Muslims,” and he has a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandkids.
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled a Sikh college student must be allowed to join a college Army group and keep his long hair, turban and beard — part of his “religious uniform.”
(RNS) Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, two lifelong Catholics behind “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” say their faith is such a part of their lives that not including it in the show would be dishonest.
(RNS) The former Texas governor attended Baptist and Methodist churches growing up but now goes to a nondenominational megachurch in Austin.
(RNS) The Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat is an Episcopalian who skipped church on the day he was inaugurated governor of Rhode Island as a way of respecting the separation of church and state.
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
(RNS) As the 2016 election approaches, atheist, humanist and other freethinking activists are encouraged by a Pew Research Center survey that found a growing number of religiously unaffiliated — or “nones.”