An honor named for the only Holocaust survivor ever to be elected to Congress goes to three Muslim-born women.
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) Most Orthodox rabbis won’t sign on, but it’s notable that even some Orthodox rabbis want to place Christianity in a Jewish theological perspective.
(RNS) Co-workers with opposing views of faith and Israel: one a radicalized Muslim, the other a Messianic Jew.
NEW YORK (RNS) Both Marilyn Monoe and Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism. But if you think they did it just to please their Jewish husbands, think again. A new exhibit at New York’s Jewish Museum chronicles their Jewish journeys.
(RNS) Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees and are working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them.