DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Duke Divinity School Professor Richard Lischer has written a memoir about the death of his son to cancer more than seven years ago. While memoirs about grief are plentiful, Lischer’s book is a testament to how people of faith grapple with loss and try to make sense of death.
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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.
Tenth graders in Albany were asked to write a persuasive argument to a fictitious Nazi government official arguing that “Jews are evil.” Pope Francis offers a new church narrative of outreach to those in need. Some evangelicals view God as therapist.
The bishops may support new gun rules, but NRA Catholics oppose them. Seventh-day Adventists mark an anniversary that wasn’t supposed to be. Time Magazine devotes a cover story to Hispanic evangelicals.
Thirteen percent of Americans believe President Obama is the anti-Christ. Desmond Tutu wins the 2013 Templeton Prize. A Jesus portrait in an Ohio school is taken down.
The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage. RNS answers readers questions about Easter. Catholics may eat alligator meat on Fridays during Lent.
Pope Francis says celibacy is matter of discipline, not faith. A new poll shows religious groups support pathways to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Ten Plagues nail decals the latest “must have” for Monday’s Passover Seder.
Pope Francis: A humble man who lives simply, or a onetime ally of a military junta? Fresh evidence of America’s declining religious affiliation. Does God have a gender?
Pope Benedict XVI promises “unconditional” obedience to his successor. The interregnum begins today. Casting votes for the Sweet Sistine.
Will the Obama administration weigh in on the gay marriage case before the Supreme Court? Will Pope Benedict XVI change church law? Is computer-simulated warfare a good teaching tool for chaplains?