(RNS) The Rabbinical Council of America officially prohibited the ordination of women in what it described as a direct vote of its membership.
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) More than one-quarter of evangelical leaders now name Rubio — a Catholic — as their favorite in the presidential field.
(RNS) The first witches were healers, herbalists, midwives and wise women. How did our image of the Halloween witch evolve, and why? Let us ‘Splain …
BROWNSVILLE, Calif. (RNS) Around one corner of a snaking two-lane road sits an old barnlike building newly decorated to invoke a Viking longhouse, with dragon-headed door hinges and a carved red “mjolnir” — the hammer of Thor — above its front doors.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The selection of this city for one of the largest interfaith meetings in the world is no coincidence, but a clear sign that both the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the LDS church have evolved.
(RNS) If the sign is not removed or relocated, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation will call for the erection of nine more signs including “Vishnu blesses the Military.”
(RNS) Journalists covering the pope’s U.S. trip relied more on face-to-face encounters with sources than they have in the past.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The crowds waved yellow-and-white Vatican flags, purchased outside the gates, and held handfuls of rosaries brought from home to be blessed — somehow — by the passing of the man in the white car.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Pope Francis delivered a message to inmates at a correctional facility here: It is a “lie that no one can change.”