(RNS) A new crisis hotline launches Friday for those caught between faith and atheism. Its motto: “When faith is on the line, so are we.”
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) Jamila Bey, a Washington, D.C.-based writer and radio host, is believed to be the first atheist activist to address the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual meeting.
(RNS) What is a Sunni and who is a Shiite and why do they hate each other? That and other answers to the biggest divide roiling Islam today.
(RNS) Atheists and humanists unite to raise $20,000 to support the pet charity of slain Muslim student Deah Barakat, who authorities say was killed by a North Carolina neighbor with anti-theistic feelings.
(RNS) Lent isn’t in the Bible, and neither is Ash Wednesday. So where did they come from? Let us ‘splain …
(RNS) Followers of the Viking religion, called Asatru, are getting their first temple in 1,000 years in Iceland. But the ancient faith has spread farther than any Viking ever traveled, to Australia, New Zealand and at least 21 U.S. states.
(RNS) A Napa Valley winery has always displayed its Catholic roots quietly, but a new “Cabernet FRANCis” is showing off its allegiance — and has gained some attention from il Papa himself.
(RNS) They’re countering the Christian after-school club with Young Skeptics, featuring science and critical thinking.