faith and values community news site launches in Toledo, Ohio


Sept. 4, 2012
Contact: Tiffany McCallen
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(Toledo, Ohio) — Religion News LLC this week launched its fourth faith and values (FAVS) community news site — The site is a unique combination of professional and community-driven, daily content that covers all faiths, values and ethics through stories, blogs, panel questions, multimedia storytelling, social media forums and more.

Managing the site is veteran religion editor and award-winning reporter David Yonke, formerly with The Toledo Blade.

“I have been working for daily newspapers for more than three decades, including the last 12 as religion editor for The Toledo Blade, and am excited to be making the transition to a web-based news site with,” Yonke said. “I share the vision of the Religion News Service and everyone involved in establishing FAVS sites around the nation that these informative, user-friendly and interactive websites will help people keep abreast of all matters pertaining to Faith & Values in their local community”

In addition to engaging religion reports and dialogue, also provide tools to help community members explore beliefs within and outside their traditions, including: is the latest news site from Religion News LLC, the parent company of Religion News Service, to create local religion news sites in the U.S. where faith coverage is underreported or could be expanded. Its partners are the national Religion News Service,, and

RNLLC and RNS are headquartered at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. The community news sites are part of a $3.5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.