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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.
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)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceAugust 11, 2020
Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris.
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.