The pope’s extraordinary interview gets lots of ink. Moody Bible Institute drops ban on faculty drinking alcohol. A denim burqa ad courts controversy.
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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.
Terry Jones gets arrested on 9/11. Putin says America should abandon a core tenet of its civil religion. Pope Francis buys a 1984 Renault 4.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wished “all Jews” a “blessed Rosh Hashanah.” Evangelicals oppose a strike on Syria. A North Carolina church asks “white people” to serve as greeters.
Ethics experts weigh in on “just war.” A prophesy against Damascus. A California appeals court upholds a ban on psychological treatment for gay youth.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of theologians and policy experts whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria in light of the regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians.
(RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, scholars say it would be a mistake to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech without also acknowledging its profound criticism of American values.
Catholics and Protestants push for immigration reform. The American Bible Society is pursuing a .Bible domain. Latest Nixon tapes chock full of ugly anti-Semitic remarks.
A family lost at sea is back home. Lutherans (ELCA) elect a first female presiding bishop. Violence in Egypt, Syria mars Arab Spring.
BREVARD, N.C. (RNS) “The Christianity I grew up with was about a personal relationship with Jesus,” says Fred Bahnson, a godfather of the church garden movement. “Our care for the Earth never seemed to enter the conversation.”