(RNS) Obama said he wanted to tell Muslim-Americans words they don’t hear very often: “Thank you for serving your community.”
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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.
(RNS) Future Army officers anonymously use social media to coax the vulnerable away from extremists.
(RNS) Rubio is a cradle Catholic who dipped his toes into Mormonism and attended a Southern Baptist megachurch.
(RNS) God knows what’s next for the Jewish candidate, perhaps the least religious person in the 2016 race.
(RNS) Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein builds a biblical bond between African-American churches and modern-day Israel.
(RNS) Jerry Falwell Jr. gave the official endorsement; Robert Jeffress of First Baptist in Dallas, the unofficial one.
(RNS) In Chicago, pro-Palestinian protesters say Israeli and American gay Jews should be ashamed to support Israel.
(RNS) The summit harks back to the Charter of Medina, in which the Prophet Muhammad drew up the rights of non-Muslims 1,400 years ago.