WASHINGTON (RNS) “Drones have become a weapon of first resort and not last resort,” said the Rev. Richard Killmer. “It has made it a lot easier to go to war.”
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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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Do vaccines come from aborted fetuses? Yes and no, but religious advocates say parents can still vaccinate their children in good conscience.
(RNS) Kesher Israel leaders said the rabbi, accused of ogling naked women in the synagogue’s mikvah, is illegally residing on congregational property.
BRONX, N.Y. (RNS) “There was a time when it was fun. I enjoyed mixing it up,” said Rabbi Avi Weiss. “But it got to a point where it was not fun at all.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Rabbi Abraham Skorka’s wait-and-see reaction was notably more muted than that of the crowds in Argentina, who immediately implicated the government in the purported suicide of a Jewish prosecutor.
(RNS) The Interfaith Alliance, a staunch voice for the separation of church and state, appoints its first non-Christian leader: Rabbi Jack Moline.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Proselytizing isn’t part of Jewish DNA. But alumni say that synagogue-sponsored mission trips provide a hands-on way for Jews to fulfill the obligation of “tikkun olam,” Hebrew for “heal the world.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Our town treats church signs differently than other types of signs,” said Pastor Clyde Reed of Good News Community Church in Gilbert, Ariz.
(RNS) Reform Jews already allow their rabbis to preside at weddings between Jews and non-Jews. Is the Conservative movement next?