Riverside Church wants the Rev. Amy Butler in the pulpit. One of 25 people on death row is likely innocent. And the Army has denied two religious soldiers who want exemptions to the dress code.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Darren Aronofsky may not be religious, but the environmental messages in his “Noah” film definitely are.
(RNS) Some doubted whether the Protestants and Jews of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable would ever come together again. They did.
New Jersey doesn’t seem to like atheist license plates. Some Brits don’t want their PM to talk about Christianity. And no one died when a car plowed through Fort Myer’s Second Haitian Baptist Church. Easter disaster or Easter miracle?
It’s Good Friday, which is not a federal holiday, but official in some states. Ukrainian Jews are told — by it’s not clear whom — to register with authorities. And a prominent atheist encourages others to come out of the atheist closet.
(RNS) How many days do you have to eat matzo before it starts to taste like “the bread of affliction?”
A Dutch Jesuit priest in Homs is shot to death. Pope Francis sets the Vatican bank on a new course. And remember the Jesus People?
(RNS) The ADL tracked an overall decline in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year but also a rise in violent anti-Semitic assaults.
The Supreme Court may have had its fill of Hobby Lobby cases. The Hobby Lobby family meets Pope Francis. And RNS is going to Vegas.