Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal orders Bibles returned to state park resorts. The American Family Association says the AARP has a “homosexual agenda.” The anti-Shariah movement is changing.
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About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron is the development director for Religion News LLC. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards, including the Duke Divinity School’s Award for Excellence in Religion Reporting eight times. She is the past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
A new spire tops the One World Trade Center. Anglican church attendance is stabilizing. Psychics’ predictions? A history of failure.
Pope Francis equates wages of Bangladeshi workers to “slave labor.” Nuns on the Bus rev up engines for immigration reform. On National Day of Prayer, T. M. Luhrmann says when God talks, it’s not schizophrenia, but intense prayer.
Watertown residents cast doubt on Misha the Armenian Muslim. Rhode Island is poised to approve gay marriage. Mark Driscoll says women shouldn’t nag.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Duke Divinity School Professor Richard Lischer has written a memoir about the death of his son to cancer more than seven years ago. While memoirs about grief are plentiful, Lischer’s book is a testament to how people of faith grapple with loss and try to make sense of death.
Tenth graders in Albany were asked to write a persuasive argument to a fictitious Nazi government official arguing that “Jews are evil.” Pope Francis offers a new church narrative of outreach to those in need. Some evangelicals view God as therapist.
The bishops may support new gun rules, but NRA Catholics oppose them. Seventh-day Adventists mark an anniversary that wasn’t supposed to be. Time Magazine devotes a cover story to Hispanic evangelicals.
Thirteen percent of Americans believe President Obama is the anti-Christ. Desmond Tutu wins the 2013 Templeton Prize. A Jesus portrait in an Ohio school is taken down.
The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage. RNS answers readers questions about Easter. Catholics may eat alligator meat on Fridays during Lent.