(RNS) Allowing Southern Baptist missionaries to speak in tongues, or have what some SBC leaders call a “private prayer language,” speaks to the growing strength of Pentecostal churches in Africa, Asia and South America, where Southern Baptists are competing for converts.
Author Archives: Yonat Shimron
About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron joined RNS in April, 2011 and became managing editor in 2013. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards. She is a past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) More than the death penalty, the Muslim community wants a deeper investigation into the allegation of religious bias and the possibility of federal hate crimes.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The triple murders in this usually harmonious university town immediately took on a larger narrative of hate crimes against Muslims and charges of atheists baiting Muslims.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The call to prayer was broadcast from a boxy public address system at the foot of the chapel, first in English, spoken by a woman, then in Arabic, recited in the familiar sing-song chant.
(RNS) “When we realize that God is in love with our smallness, that he made himself small in order to better encounter us, we cannot help but open our hearts to him, and beseech him: “Lord, help me to be like you.”
America’s most famous Catholic bids his audience adieu. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Pope Francis. Sarah Silverman gives feminist Jewish activists a thumbs up.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI says he would have liked to be known as “Father Benedict.” Atheists want to repeal state bans forbidding nonbelievers from holding office. Obama appears tonight on the Colbert Report.
A second day of protests continued across the nation. The Vatican turned up hundreds of millions of euros. Vladimir Putin traces his heritage to Prince Vladimir.
The president quotes from Exodus. Google doodle honors a nun. Two powerful New Yorkers have forged an unexpected friendship.