Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJune 24, 2020
The results of the survey suggest that despite political pressure to reopen houses of worship—from President Donald Trump as well as leading conservative Christians and religious liberty advocates—Americans aren't quite ready to take a seat in a sanctuary.
Martin Gugino bleeds on the sidewalk after being shoved by two Buffalo police officers Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Buffalo, New York. Video screengrab courtesy of WBFO
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJune 09, 2020
A tweet from President Donald Trump drew a wave of shock and outrage from friends of Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old activist who was shoved to the ground by Buffalo police during a protest outside City Hall.
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceFebruary 13, 2020
The report found a total of 2,713 cases of leafleting on and off campus — an average of more than seven per day— nationwide, compared with 1,214 in 2018.
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.”