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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Quote of the Day: Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan

“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State. It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.” –Nidal Hasan, convicted shooter in the 2009 Fort Hood […]

Quote of the Day: Letter to President Obama from religious leaders

“While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer … There are better, more effective, more healthy and more humanizing ways to protect civilians and to engage this conflict.” — Letter to President Obama signed by 53 religious leaders, academics and ministers urging […]

Quote of the Day: Robert P. George

“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to the need to send American troops. But if it does, we’re going to have to stop them. We’re going to have to fight them somewhere. Do we want to fight them in New York? Or in Washington, D.C.? Terrorist attacks? Or should we fight them and defeat them in […]

Quote of the Day: The Rev. Al Sharpton

 “Religion should confirm what we’re doing, not be an escape. Some of us are so heavenly bound that we’re no earthly good. When Michael Brown was on the ground, what did you do?” –The Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking at the funeral for Michael Brown, an unarmed teen fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, […]