(RNS) Catholic school enrollment has fallen drastically over the decades — but not everywhere.
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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) Catholics aren’t the only ones who admire and respect Pope Francis — so do Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and others. “This pope is our pope,” one imam said.
(RNS) Sen. Bernie Sanders, perhaps the least religious person in the 2016 race, has topped Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire polls. God knows what’s next for the Jewish candidate.
“What we want to thank you for today is your decision to cast your lot with the Jewish people by becoming part of this congregation, and the love and support you give to your Jewish partner.”
(RNS) The lessons of the hive are all the more crucial to learn this New Year, say Jewish beekeepers.
(RNS) Cruz’s campaign against Planned Parenthood may be an effort to capture the evangelical base away from other contenders.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) Amna Farooqi, 21, a Pakistani-American and a senior at the University of Maryland, says she loves Israel, cares deeply about Palestinians and sees nothing contradictory about it.
(RNS) In the Jewish community, the intense debate over the Iran deal has been especially divisive and has raised tensions between the U.S. and Israel.