Heidi Thompson, a senior marketing executive with extensive experience working with faith-based communities, has been named Religion News Service’s new publisher after a national search.
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.
(RNS) The decision affects only those churches in the Northern Province, the largest of the denomination’s three provinces in the U.S. and Canada.
Presbyterians vote to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies. The CIA developed a custom-made Osama bin Laden action figure. The place where yoga originated.
Today is Friday the 13th and there’s a full moon. Soccer has many similarities with religion. What is ISIS?
Nearly 30 percent of Americans take the Bible literally. Thomas Nelson will publish a Duck Dynasty Bible. Matthew Vines on same-sex sex in the Bible.
Membership in the Southern Baptist Convention declines. A Pennsylvania church opens a drive-through window. Lesbians in Berlin have a cemetery to themselves.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The journey of the ashes from Dachau to Durham is a remarkable story of a soldier’s witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust and his son’s commitment to finding them an honorable resting place.
Jewish extremists under house arrest. A Catholic principal apologizes for featuring a photo of Ellen DeGeneres on an Oscars-theme invitation. Evangelicals (and others) take to the skies.
Antonio Banderas may be cast as Pope Francis in a new biopic. A celebrity rabbi has some racy thoughts on sex. A new museum dedicated to 9/11 opens at the World Trade Center.