(RNS) Rabbi Shmuley Boteach wants you to forget what your mother, your shrink and your pastor told you. Love is not the answer. It’s lust.
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) One in four people globally are anti-Semitic, and nearly half the world has never heard of — or denies or believes the Holocaust is exaggerated — a new study finds.
The Russian Orthodox Church condemns Europe’s favorite drag queen. Harvard’s “black mass” moves off campus. And an ex-stripper points sex workers toward the light . . . with love and lip gloss.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The J Street dispute plays out against a backdrop of long-standing resentment among some more liberal Jews over the outsized influence of the smaller Orthodox movement, especially In Israel.
The Vatican warns those wayward American nuns. A high court “thumbs up” for religious prayer in city hall. And the Nigerian girls’ kidnapper says God told him to steal and sell them.
(RNS) Just because sectarian prayers are constitutional, said University of Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett, doesn’t mean policies like those of Greece, N.Y. “are wise or welcoming.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A three-foot sapling grown from the same Amsterdam tree graces the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a symbol, lawmakers said, of the young girl’s abiding faith in humanity.
(RNS) The United Methodist Church opposes same-sex marriage. But now same-sex spouses of some church employees can receive church benefits.
Riverside Church wants the Rev. Amy Butler in the pulpit. One of 25 people on death row is likely innocent. And the Army has denied two religious soldiers who want exemptions to the dress code.