WASHINGTON (RNS) “The scope and duration of these horrible crimes are still hard to completely comprehend,” said Rabbi Barry Freundel’s former synagogue.
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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) A headscarf-wearing teenager wanted to work at Abercrombie & Fitch. The store said no. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether she faced religious discrimination.
(RNS) More than three years after an earthquake rattled the Washington National Cathedral, its interior is repaired. But what about the outside?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Episcopalians sometimes joke that “Wherever two or three are gathered, there’s usually a fifth” (of alcohol). With a bishop charged in a fatal hit-and-run, the church’s ease with alcohol doesn’t seem quite so funny.
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.”
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.”