(RNS) For countless theatergoers, Theodore Bikel was synonymous with Tevye, the loving Jewish father from “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Author Archives: Lauren Markoe
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 sign at the entrance to the exhibit warns of the shocking nature of the images beyond — photos smuggled out of Syria that show emaciated and grotesquely mutilated victims of dictator Bashar Assad’s prisons and torture chambers.
(RNS) Most of the immediate reaction to the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran came from Jewish groups, with its largest religious stream — the Reform movement — taking an open-minded approach.
(RNS) His father had a pulpit. His mother ran the Sunday school. Only pastor-pol Mike Huckabee’s beats Walker’s religious resume.
(RNS) The Dalai Lama’s work may increasingly engage him with people and events far removed from centers of Buddhist thought.
(RNS) An online offer to call off an abortion in exchange for $1 million has disgusted and fascinated people on both sides of the abortion debate.
(RNS) The vote marks a victory for a broad international movement which aims to pressure Israel into extracting itself from Palestinian lands by a strategy known as BDS — Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions.
(RNS) They hailed the Supreme Court’s decision as righteous and holy. They deplored it as an affront to God. Religious leaders around the world reacted Friday (June 27) to the court’s ruling that makes gay marriage a constitutional right.
(RNS) In the days before the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, we asked two couples — one gay who want to marry, one straight and opposed to gay marriage — what the court’s decision would mean to them.