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.

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Video: Colbert ridicules penalty against Muslim NFL player

(RNS) Comedian Stephen Colbert took a swipe at the NFL after Kansas City Chief player Husain Abdullah was penalized for dropping to his knees and praying during Monday’s (Sept. 29) game against the New England Patriots. On Tuesday (Sept. 30), the NFL removed the penalty.

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Quote of the Day: Shimon Peres

“In the past, most wars were motivated by the idea of nationhood. Today, however, wars are incited above all using religion as an excuse.” –Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, quoted in the Catholic magazine, Famiglia Cristiana, ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 4).

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