(RNS) In one minute, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal toppled, destroyed and damaged a millennium of religious history. This ‘Splainer looks at the damaged sites and their religious and historical significance.
Author Archives: Kimberly Winston
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 latest episode of “Dig” on the USA Network serves up a heady cocktail of trapdoors, secret chambers and mysterious torch-lit beach rituals.
(RNS) The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of the multi-million dollar Crystal Cathedral Ministries, will be commemorated with funds from a crowd-sourcing campaign.
(RNS) In the show’s seventh episode, evil archaeologist Ian Margove (Richard E. Grant) is after the “treasure” the Order of Moriah is supposed to have buried somewhere in Jerusalem.
(RNS) There are four main characters named Thomas in PBS’ “Wolf Hall.” Here’s a who’s who and a look at why these four Thomases are important to religion today.
(RNS) Jerusalem syndrome and the binding of Isaac are among the themes in this week’s episode of the USA Network’s biblical conspiracy action series “Dig.”
(RNS) Rand Paul on the role of faith in his life: “My faith has never been easy for me, never been easy to talk about and never been without obstacles. I do not and cannot wear my religion on my sleeve.”
(RNS) “He is coming.” With those words, “Dig,” the action-thriller fueled by biblical prophesy, dives deeper into Judaism in its fifth episode.
(RNS) Happy Holy Week! Why is Good Friday “good,” and how did Jesus stretch 36 hours from the crucifixion to his resurrection into three days? And what’s up with the colored eggs? Let us ‘Splain.