WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) Security is tough at the State Department. But the cookies are sweet.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) As a religion reporter, I figure I know what secularism is. But Akram Elias made me see it anew in an almost throw-away line in a presentation he gave on federalism I thought would surely be a snoozefest. Joke’s on me!
(RNS) When NFL player Arian Foster came out as a nonbeliever, fans and football professionals responded with a general shrug. Does this mean pro football is moving away from its Christian roots? Yes and no.
(RNS) A new HBO documentary tells the story of Lobsang Phuntsok, who gave up being a Buddhist teacher in the U.S to start a remote orphanage.
(RNS) Tonight is the final episode of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” The show is a favorite of many journalists, as Stewart gets to tell the “fake news” we often wish we could report.
(RNS) The group said Raskin is “the first candidate who openly identifies as a humanist” and praised his commitment to preserve the separation between church and state.
OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, who follows the Zen tradition, calls on Buddhists not to ignore those ways they may be different, whether it’s because of their color, gender or sexual orientation.
BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) A 6-foot-tall African-American, Russell performs Yiddish songs from New York to Florida, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, to full houses and wide acclaim.
(RNS) Under the settlement, the Federal Bureau of Prisons agreed to acknowledge humanism as a “worldview” and allow its adherents the same rights and recognition enjoyed by inmates of other faiths.