(RNS) Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday (Oct. 29) that as important as it is to protect the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), the subpoenas became a distraction.
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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) Pope Francis doesn’t have a problem with evolution. Some French politicians have a problem with the kebab. And Justin Welby has a problem with xenophobes.
(RNS) Officials at a Maryland university are voicing concern at news that Washington’s so-called Peeping Tom rabbi invited college students to try out his synagogue’s ritual bath.
We made a sex tape. Some hopeful Mormons thought their rules on weddings had changed. And the Klinghoffer opera goes up at the Met — but not without a hitch.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of Washington’s “peeping rabbi” scandal, some Jewish women say a focus simply on hardware isn’t enough to keep mikvahs safe and sacred.
(RNS) The Diocese of Fort Worth, not far from the Dallas hospital where three Ebola cases have been diagnosed, is trying to limit human contact during Mass.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Accused of spying on naked women, one of D.C.’s most prominent rabbis has been suspended without pay.
(RNS) The campaign was designed to counter the anti-Islam ads that appeared months ago on D.C. city buses and still circulate on New York City buses.