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Riverside Church wants the Rev. Amy Butler in the pulpit. One of 25 people on death row is likely innocent. And the Army has denied two religious soldiers who want exemptions to the dress code.

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. I find Kerry overly dramatic with his sloppy metaphors and cries of alarm. His remarks have inflamed the Ukraine situation, the Syrian situation (think God Europe ignored him), and now the Israeli situation. I oppose Israeli statements on the West Bank but Israel is hardly an apartheid state in how its treats Christian and Muslim Arab citizens. Kerry is tactless. not a good thing in a diplomat.

    • I believe Secretary of State Kerry is telling the truth. Since when has telling the truth NOT been the responsibility of a diplomat?