(RNS) Lacey Schwartz didn’t know she was a Jew of color until she uncovered a family secret.
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) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn’t want you to wear or eat any animal. But it euthanizes thousands of animals at its Virginia shelter — the kindest thing it can do for them, it says.
(RNS) More than half of American Jewish college students said they had experienced anti-Semitism over a six-month period.
(RNS) A fashionista teen wears her headscarf to an Abercrombie & Fitch interview and doesn’t get the job. Now her religious freedom case is the Supreme Court’s to decide.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “The scope and duration of these horrible crimes are still hard to completely comprehend,” said Rabbi Barry Freundel’s former synagogue.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A headscarf-wearing teenager wanted to work at Abercrombie & Fitch. The store said no. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether she faced religious discrimination.
(RNS) More than three years after an earthquake rattled the Washington National Cathedral, its interior is repaired. But what about the outside?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Episcopalians sometimes joke that “Wherever two or three are gathered, there’s usually a fifth” (of alcohol). With a bishop charged in a fatal hit-and-run, the church’s ease with alcohol doesn’t seem quite so funny.