WASHINGTON (RNS) American views on marijuana are evolving much like their views on gay marriage, with many ambivalent but growing numbers in favor of legalization.
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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.
The surviving Boston suspect says religion motivated him. Sainthood a step closer for John Paul II and Archbishop Romero. And asylum for Christian home schoolers?
(RNS) No sooner had the reality of the Boston marathon bombing sunk in than Muslim activists began sending out news releases and tweets condemning whoever was responsible. It’s a familiar sprint for these groups as some were blaming Muslims for the bombings.
Prayers flood Boston. “Death cafes” provide a safe place to talk about a difficult subject. And what it’s like to be a Copt in Egypt today.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard on the National Mall on Thursday as they exhorted Congress to strengthen gun control.
Tee ball is luring parishioners out of the pews and on to the field. The obit writers seems to be skipping over Margaret Thatcher’s strong Christian faith. And a case for nuns to serve as U.S. military chaplains.
(RNS) Against great odds, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out from Philadelphia to rescue 50 children from Nazi-controlled Austria, the subject of a new HBO documentary set to air on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
How many lungs does the pope have? Why don’t Mormon leaders wear beards? What happened to Jabba’s hut?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Sorry, St. Luke. A woman who wasn’t even a priest — Labor Secretary Frances Perkins — won the final round of the “Lent Madness” online tournament to win the coveted ”Golden Halo” prize.