WASHINGTON (RNS) Given its standards for members’ conduct, the group won’t accept all Christians. And many who do qualify may not choose the plan as their exclusive means of paying for health care.
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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) A new study finds that more religious Jewish teens are less suicidal than secular Jewish teens, bolstering previous research that suggests faith offers a degree of protection.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can’t. The Supreme Court will decide.
Colonel Sanders tries to be more Muslim than the imams. The Vatican is investigating KC’s Bishop Finn. And the Hobby Lobby Bible museum, soon to be built in the heart of the nation’s capital, gets an official name. (And it’s not “Hobby Lobby Bible Museum.”)
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Please stop calling them the ‘Islamic State,’ because they are not a state and they are not religious,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim and the president of United Voices of America.
(RNS) Jewish New Year’s resolutions aren’t grounded in Jewish law. But some Jews like to make them anyway.
God-fearing cheerleaders and the Constitution. The Texas textbook debacle. And meet Bishop Blase Cupich.
(RNS) A new British study shows that Muslim women who wear headscarfs think better of their bodies than Muslim women who don’t.
A hijab could make you feel better about your body. Bono’s love for Billy Graham. And Harvest Bible Chapel is sorry for the way it treated three of its own.