WASHINGTON (RNS) The religious sector received 31 percent of all charitable dollars in 2013, a proportion twice as high as the second-largest U.S. sector, education.
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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.
The Supremes pass on a big religion case — at least for now. Al-Shabaab massacres Christians watching the World Cup. And Catholic politicians who are evangelical too.
(RNS) Nike’s 2014 World Cup video features dark-haired soccer robots whose team logo, to some, looks much too much like the Star of David.
(RNS) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor — the only Republican Jewish member of Congress — lost his primary. The Twitterverse responds.
The Southern Baptists vote for a new president. Eric Cantor loses his primary. And Pope Francis needs chicken soup.
(RNS) Except for white evangelical Protestants, Americans have grown more supportive of a path to citizenship for immigrants.
(RNS) Jewish-Presbyterian relations are rocky. Will things get better or worse after a top rabbi addresses the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)?
(RNS) Prima ballerina Jenifer Ringer just retired as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and wrote an unusual memoir for a dancer — one infused with her faith.
Pope Francis says people who choose not to have children are selfish. The dad of the freed POW takes his study of the Taliban seriously. And a bride thinks Jesus is OK with her tying an infant to her wedding dress train.