(RNS) Greece, N.Y., the city at the heart of last May’s Supreme Court ruling on sectarian prayer at public meetings, issued new rules for giving invocations that may exclude atheists.
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) How did a quiet American pastor come to be the spiritual care-giver of Nazi war criminals? A new book, “Mission at Nuremberg,” dusts off an overlooked corner of World War II history.
(RNS) Brevard County commissioners voted to ban atheists from opening public meetings, a direct challenge to a Supreme Court ruling.
From the troubled streets of Ferguson to atrocities in Iraq, it’s hard to find something to smile about — but we do, thanks to The Simpsons.
(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.