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Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJanuary 20, 2021
If all the nominees the president-elect has chosen are confirmed, the Cabinet will have diverse religious backgrounds. The majority are Catholic, with five Jews, two Black Baptists and two Hindus.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJanuary 05, 2021
The 117th session of Congress got off to a testy start on Sunday, including an opening prayer from an ordained member whose pairing of “A-woman” with the traditional “Amen” raised both hackles and questions about the meaning of the word.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceNovember 16, 2020
Martha Hennessy, a granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, was sentenced Friday (Nov. 13) to 10 months in prison for breaking into Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia.
In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceNovember 07, 2020
Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceOctober 16, 2020
Rev. Stephen M. Kelly, a 71-year-old Jesuit priest, was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to 33 months in jail, three years’ probation and restitution fees for his role in a symbolic nuclear disarmament action.
Mark Galli kneels during Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Wheaton, Illinois. RNS photo by Tom Killoran
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceSeptember 10, 2020
For a few days last December, Mark Galli was perhaps the most well-known evangelical in the country – after penning an editorial calling for Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office and arguing he was "profoundly immoral."
Politics & Society News Analysis
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceAugust 13, 2020
Kamala Harris' selection as the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee has prompted discussion about her ethnic and religious background and what it means for the future of religion in the United States.
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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.
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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.