(RNS) “In Defense of Christians,” a Washington-based group, wants to press the point that Christianity is endangered in the Middle East — its birthplace — and that its survival is in the interests of all nations.
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) On Tuesday (Sept. 9), left-leaning faith leaders announced a new campaign to boost voter registration and encourage voters, particularly in poor and immigrant communities, to go to the polls.
The fourteenth Dalai Lama says we don’t need a fifteenth. Is Putin the “new Cain?” And if you were to go into exile, would you pick the Poconos?
(RNS) Slated to return to Iraq this year, at least parts of the Iraqi Jewish Archive will tour the country.
Heaven, the non-profit, tries to plan the apocalypse. Pope Francis and Diego Maradona: quite the team. And praying for Joan Rivers.
(RNS) The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hopes the world will look at photography of Roman Vishniac, and that some viewers will be able to identify people they knew in the faces he captured.
(RNS) After last year’s attack on U.S. citizens in Mecca, a coalition is petitioning the State Department to better protect pilgrims who undertake the Muslim hajj.
Wearing a headscarf when your mom doesn’t. Will the Vatican send the offending archbishop to the Caribbean? And one man’s response when ISIS said “convert or die.”
(RNS) There are about half as many Catholic schools in the U.S. as there were 50 years ago. A new book examines the impact on local communities.