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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.
Rolling Stone’s Boston bomber cover story tells of a teen looking for something to latch onto. England offers gays marriage, but not in Anglican or Catholic churches. NYC, America’s most saintly?
DarrylStrawberry loves the Bible more than the game. Christians in northern Sudan face deportations, arrests. Uncle Frank will ditch the popemobile in next week’s Catholic World Youth Day.
Muslims fasting from food and drink know the drill. Keep physical activity to a minimum. Some Republican lawmakers are concerned religious expression in the military is “under attack.” A study shows choir singers’ heart rates are synchronized.
At least 40 Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi are shot dead. Explosions rock a Buddhist temple near the Bodhi tree. Pope Francis travels to Sicily to draw attention to migrant plight.
The New York Times endorses the Obama administration’s contraception guidelines. Yoga does not advance religion. NBC plans a sequel to the hit cable series “The Bible.”
Some religious leaders respond with charity and grace to DOMA ruling. Chinese authorities tell Tibetan monks they can worship the Dalai Lama. Spielberg may be considering a movie on Moses.
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(RNS) At a time when the country is becoming less religious and liberal politicians shy away from faith-based rhetoric, this Disciples of Christ minister, steeped in the African-American church tradition, has emerged as a galvanizing force in North Carolina’s pushback against the Republican-dominated legislature.