(RNS) “I have lived thirty years in these thirty days,” wrote Sheryl Sandberg after the end of the monthlong period of Jewish mourning. “I am thirty years sadder. I feel like I am thirty years wiser.”
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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) An interfaith group is pushing the Obama administration to allow U.S. aid to pay for abortions for women raped by Boko Haram and other militants.
(RNS) Pataki is Roman Catholic but has frequently taken stances that conflict with Catholic teaching.
(RNS) Sandra Lawson was a personal trainer and religious about nothing but fitness. Now she’s religious about Judaism.
(RNS) Franklin Graham is using social media to prompt prayers for a gay marriage ruling that follows “God’s law.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Prosecutors wanted him behind bars for 17 years. His lawyer asked for community service. The judge did neither.
(RNS) A university found a way for an Orthodox Jewish student to speak at a Saturday commencement, despite the restrictions of Shabbat.
(RNS) For decades, nobody would talk about the babies these mothers lost. Now they have a place to mourn.
(RNS) Meet Sen. Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate for president, and perhaps the least religious person in the race.