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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. She is also a frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com and ReligionLink.org. 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) and blogs at kimberlywinston.wordpress.com. She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
(RNS) Catholic Relief Service’s Kris Ozar says, “We need to continue to remind ourselves of the plight of the Iraqi people.”
(RNS) Conservative critics call “Black Jesus” racially and religiously offensive. But it’s not the first time artistic depictions of Jesus have gotten people all riled up.
(RNS) “I don’t think (Dawkins) has done more harm than good to the atheist movement, but the balance has been shifting towards harm,” atheist blogger Adam Lee said.
(RNS) Satanists’ attack on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision with a letter protesting “informed consent” abortion laws as a burden to their religious beliefs may be a toothless challenge.
(RNS) A newly commissioned liturgy to commemorate the centennial of World War I is as much about atonement as it is about remembrance.
(RNS) For many of the families of the 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the release of the bodies has come too late to complete the burial customs of their various religions.
(RNS) – Freedom From Religion Foundation has reached a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service over electioneering in churches, a violation of their tax-exempt status.
(RNS) “If you do not understand the messianic and apocalyptic imagery used by all sides, and how wide-ranging those images were among all classes, all groups, all nations, you cannot hope to understand the war,” scholar Philip Jenkins says.