WASHINGTON (RNS) The blood of Christians and other religious minorities is reddening the Middle East. So why hasn’t President Obama chosen a special envoy to address their plight?
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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) A giant of the Southern Baptist Convention declines an award from a Jewish group after his history of anti-gay remarks stokes controversy.
(RNS) Rubio is a cradle Catholic who dipped his toes into Mormonism and attended a Southern Baptist megachurch.
(RNS) “Indie synagogues,” known for their exuberant prayer, willingness to experiment and welcoming attitudes, share another similarity: Women lead most of them.
(RNS) Jews and evangelicals are often fervent partners in support of Israel but also outspoken opponents on many domestic social issues, including homosexuality and abortion rights.
(RNS) Americans don’t want business owners to discriminate against gays — but many would exempt those who don’t want to participate in a gay wedding.
(RNS) The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) threatens to pull its convention out of Indianapolis after the governor signs a controversial religious freedom bill.
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) At Passover, Jewish women will enjoy seders with their families, but increasing numbers are adding an all-women’s seder to their holiday celebrations.