(RNS) Muslim leaders are reviewing safety procedures with congregants and, in some cases, organizing counterevents in preparation for a weekend of protests planned by groups known for their anti-Muslim views.
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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) It’s another “first” for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
(RNS) Sukkot, also known as the Festival of Booths, began this year at sundown Sunday (Sept. 27). What is this holiday that makes Jews eat their meals al fresco? Let us ‘Splain …
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis asked God to “look on us, people of all faiths and religious traditions, who gather today on this hallowed ground, the scene of unspeakable violence and pain.”
NEW YORK (RNS) “What would the church be without you?” the pope told the hundreds of nuns among the 3,000 worshippers in the cathedral’s pews.
(RNS) Catholics aren’t the only ones who admire and respect Pope Francis — so do Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and others. “This pope is our pope,” one imam said.
“What we want to thank you for today is your decision to cast your lot with the Jewish people by becoming part of this congregation, and the love and support you give to your Jewish partner.”