(RNS) Jewish-Presbyterian relations are rocky. Will things get better or worse after a top rabbi addresses the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)?
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) Prima ballerina Jenifer Ringer just retired as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and wrote an unusual memoir for a dancer — one infused with her faith.
Pope Francis says people who choose not to have children are selfish. The dad of the freed POW takes his study of the Taliban seriously. And a bride thinks Jesus is OK with her tying an infant to her wedding dress train.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The bill was suggested by Jewish groups who pointed out the frequent desecration of Jewish cemeteries abroad, especially in nations that once had significant Jewish populations.
(RNS) Court after court has affirmed that printing and engraving the country’s motto on its money does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
The pope makes news in the Mideast, but even more winging his way back to the Vatican . . . on victims of abuse, priestly celibacy, you name it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pakistan and Syria have earned their places on the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, says a leading religious liberty watchdog.
(RNS) The military’s 29 Jewish chaplains have often preferred their particular tradition’s prayer book to any other’s. The new prayer book attempts to remedy that.