The Muslim Brotherhood is banned by an Egyptian court. Emeritus Pope Benedict defends himself in a letter to the editor. And capturing the ruins of the Borscht Belt’s great hotels.
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) On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which began on Wednesday (Sept. 18) Jews typically build temporary dwellings to evoke the shelters of the Israelites during their desert wanderings. But if you didn’t build a sukkah, maybe someone will ride up to you on a Pedi Sukkah.
Al-Jazeera America – so far, so American. A smartphone acceptable to ultra-Orthodox rabbis. And what a homeless man found . . . and returned.
(RNS) In her simple, white linen dress, Stacey Robinson says she can heighten her experience of atonement and renewal. “I can stand now, ready, clean … to reach out to God as God reaches out to me.”
(RNS) In these Days of Awe, as Jews call the 10-day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we asked students and staff at Hillel to share their thoughts on the Jewish holidays and why so many Jews picked Yom Kippur as their favorite holiday.
“Under God” faces a serious challenge in Massachusetts’ highest court. Three Christian perspectives on military strikes on Syria. And Pope Francis takes his first “selfie.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We can never forget as we celebrate, as we remember … that it was that faith and the spirit of God itself that fueled, that infused the movement that led to great change and transformation,” said the Rev. Bernice King.
(RNS) The interactive eScapegoat site asks participants their age, but not their name, and provides space for typing in their sins. Since its Aug. 8 debut, more than 10,000 people have submitted their sins.