Today is May Day. Syria takes up an old-fashioned form of executions. Georgia’s Catholic and Episcopal bishops ban guns in church.
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.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Taking a cue from religious conservatives, the liberal denomination of some 1 million members becomes the first in the country to attack same-sex marriage ban on religious freedom grounds.
Southern Baptists talk about sex and marriage. Rome gets ready to make saints. U.S. Army recognizes humanists.
Two billionaires try reshape the world in their image. The Justice Department will defend a controversial cross. Expect the unexpected at papal foot washing tomorrow.
“The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is for real. Sort of. Republican presidential hopefuls begin courting evangelicals. Pastafarians shout “pasta.”
President Obama had a 52-minute audience with Pope Francis. World Vision does an about-face on same-sex marriage. Ritz releases a kosher-certified, bacon-flavored cracker.
Today is the first day of spring. The Alban Institute is closing. The pilot of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing March 8 was interested in atheism.
Catholics celebrate Pope Francis’ one-year anniversary. A South Carolina pastor warns Christians not to participate in the Hindu holiday, Holi. A North Carolina church stations a “Homeless Jesus” sculpture on its lawn.
Selfies with ashes popped up everywhere Wednesday. Pope Francis suggests the church might support gay civil unions. * What’s hotter than sex? Why, of course, religion.
“The debate has been captured by utterly intolerant people on both sides. Everybody wants religious liberty for me, and my opponent ground into the dust.” –University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock, quoted by The Washington Post about how the current controversy over gay rights and religious freedom in several U.S. states is “creating a […]