Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceOctober 17, 2019
The United States is steadily becoming less Christian and the number of people with no religion is rising.
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7. From left to right: Elizabeth McAlister, Stephen Kelly, Carmen Trotta, Mark Colville, Martha Hennessy, Clare Grady and Patrick O’Neill. Photo courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceAugust 08, 2019
The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, are charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor and face up to 25 years in prison each for trespassing on the U.S. Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons.
The front office of Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, S.C. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceAugust 01, 2019
For the first time in its 82-year history, Miracle Hill Ministries will allow Catholics to serve as volunteers and employees in its vast network of homeless shelters, thrift stores and drug-recovery programs and as parents to foster children in its government-funded foster care agency.
A prayer gathering at Friendship House in Fayetteville
Faith Dispatches
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJune 14, 2019
At a new residential complex in North Carolina, graduate students and adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters and meet in prayer.
Fire destroys the main offices of the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tenn., on March 29, 2019. The center is a social justice center that trained the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. Representatives of the center said Tuesday, April 2, 2019, that a white power symbol was also found spray painted on the parking lot near the building. (Sammy Solomon/New Market Fire and Rescue Team via AP)
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceApril 05, 2019
The local sheriff said the fire may have been intentionally set, after a “symbol connected to the white power movement” was found spray-painted in the parking lot. On April 4, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress that white supremacy is a “persistent, pervasive threat” to U.S.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceMarch 06, 2019
There is a growing awareness about solitary confinement, a practice affecting 60,000 to 100,000 people in U.S. prisons.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceFebruary 26, 2019
“It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian.”
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceNovember 30, 2018
After his arrest, Oliver-Bruno was moved from North Carolina to an ICE detention facility in Lumpkin Ga., and then to Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceOctober 05, 2018
Earlier this year Barber resurrected the Poor People’s Campaign, first organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceOctober 05, 2018
The leaders take their inspiration from the biblical prophets who admonished leaders for policies that harmed the poor at the expense of the wealthy.