Brittany Maynard cancels her death date. New York and Chicago brace for Catholic church and school closings. The Sistine Chapel’s frescoes are turning white.
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.
Catholics are anticipating “the report,” due Saturday. Hillsong pastor takes a pass. Bill Maher defends making generalizations.
The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the youngest recipient ever. Mike Huckabee says he’s outta here. A pastor makes an appalling confession.
The next 48 hours are a triple whopper of holy days. Jews and Catholics object to an opera and a film. The new Left Behind movie is ‘God-awful.’
(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.
Tonight is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Meet the Khorasans. Textbook dramas in Colorado and Texas.
Chaldean Christians in Detroit are howling into the abyss. Mars Hill Church continues to implode. Serena Williams thanks Jehovah.
The U.S. and its allies have formed a coalition to fight Sunni militants. Venezuela’s Socialist Party rewrites the Lord’s Prayer. Christians and Jews go online to hook up.
“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).
“Like Jim Foley before him, Steve’s life stood in sharp contrast to those who murdered him so brutally. They make the absurd claim that they kill in the name of religion, but it was Steven, his friends say, who deeply loved the Islamic world. His killers try to claim that they defend the oppressed, but it […]