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A tattooed Jesus, emblazoned with our sins. A Sikh challenger for Paul Ryan. And why it may be perfectly respectful to pass on the yarmulke in a sacred Jewish space.

Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Galaxy Song made my day! Thanks much! Oh, Lauren you did an interview this weekend with State of Belief on WCPT Chicago. Could you post a link to that interview? It was on too early for me to be up to listen to it here in Co. Thanks

  2. Something is wrong with the comment section. Best I can tell if one avoids the top number row and avoids using it to add a exclaimination mark or at sign etc. you can post fine. Otherwise, it kicks you out and you have to start your comment all over again. It took me at least 4 times, maybe 5, to post the 1st comment. Cheers, &

  3. Lauren Markoe

    Lauren Markoe

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    Thanks much and I will call our IT genius — he really is a genius — regarding website glitches. Rev. Gaddy was gracious to ask me on State of Belief. I’ll go find a link and post it.

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