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.”
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) 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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Congress created a new job at the State Department to protect religious minorities across the Middle East. But is the position really open?
The Pope says “yes” to military strikes on ISIS. If you’re Googling “hell,” chances are you live in a tough neighborhood. And how to prevent that “hormonal rush.”
(RNS) Civil rights and religious groups are asking the Obama administration to rid federal agencies of anti-Muslim bias.
(RNS) The screen icon had a conflicted relationship with her Jewishness that characterized post-World War II Hollywood.
(RNS) The Navy’s decision came after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter questioning the constitutionality of religious literature in the Navy lodges’ 3,000 guest rooms.
(RNS) According to federal statistics, 41 percent of births are to unmarried mothers. But what if the single mom by choice is a minister, or a rabbi?