WASHINGTON (RNS) “Please stop calling them the ‘Islamic State,’ because they are not a state and they are not religious,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim and the president of United Voices of America.
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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) Jewish New Year’s resolutions aren’t grounded in Jewish law. But some Jews like to make them anyway.
God-fearing cheerleaders and the Constitution. The Texas textbook debacle. And meet Bishop Blase Cupich.
(RNS) A new British study shows that Muslim women who wear headscarfs think better of their bodies than Muslim women who don’t.
A hijab could make you feel better about your body. Bono’s love for Billy Graham. And Harvest Bible Chapel is sorry for the way it treated three of its own.
(RNS) The Texas senator is heckled off the stage at a conference to protect Middle Eastern Christians after he calls Israel an ally.
(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.
(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?