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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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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(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.
The Vatican says a second miracle has been attributed to former pope John Paul II. Exodus International is shutting down. Flooding damages Lourdes. James Gandolfini, RIP.
Blasphemy cases have increased sharply in Egypt. The pope’s Twitter account in Latin has surpassed followers in Polish. A Japanese company is developing a sign language Bible.
Southern Baptists did not urge churches to cut ties to the Boy Scouts. An Arizona Congressman says incidents of pregnancy from rape are “very low.” A new smartphone app allows users to report anti-Semitic and racist incidents.
America’s largest Protestant denomination is in decline. The FBI will track hate crimes against religious groups. Humanists in the Army’s chaplaincy corps?
A secular-religious divide may underlie the demonstrations in Turkey. Muslims who use the Internet have more favorable views of the West. People have forgotten what it means to be church members.
Michele Bachmann will protect “innocent human life, traditional marriage…and religious liberty,” but won’t run for reelection. The pope gets soaked. Russell Moore, the Southern Baptist ethics czar, tweets.