(RNS) The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) threatens to pull its convention out of Indianapolis after the governor signs a controversial religious freedom bill.
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About Lauren Markoe
Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff in 2011. She was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.), where she won a 2004 first prize for feature writing from the National Association of Black Journalists. She also covered government for the Charlotte Observer and the Massachusetts statehouse for the Patriot Ledger. Markoe holds B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) At Passover, Jewish women will enjoy seders with their families, but increasing numbers are adding an all-women’s seder to their holiday celebrations.
(RNS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — not the world’s most religious Jew — offers her commentary on the Passover story.
(RNS) Now that the largest group of Presbyterians has approved same-sex marriage, attention turns to the Methodists, the largest mainline denomination in the U.S. that still prohibits it.
(RNS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn’t want you to wear or eat any animal. But it euthanizes thousands of animals at its Virginia shelter — the kindest thing it can do for them, it says.
(RNS) More than half of American Jewish college students said they had experienced anti-Semitism over a six-month period.
(RNS) A fashionista teen wears her headscarf to an Abercrombie & Fitch interview and doesn’t get the job. Now her religious freedom case is the Supreme Court’s to decide.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “The scope and duration of these horrible crimes are still hard to completely comprehend,” said Rabbi Barry Freundel’s former synagogue.