More than 5,000 people from the devout Chabad-Lubavitch movement — the vast majority of them rabbis — gathered in New York City for their annual conference, which ended on Nov. 3.
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.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly host Bob Abernethy sits down with RNS editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom and the program’s managing editor Kim Lawton to discuss Pope Francis and the expectations of Catholics.
A Thanksgiving turkey and Hanukkah dreidel battle in this new rap video, created by kosher food company Manischewitz.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly asks, “What does it mean for a school to be Catholic?” The answer may be different for each university, particularly when it comes to homosexuality and abortion.
On YouTube channel SoulPancake, host Zach Anner visits Mendy Pellin, a Hasidic Jew and president of Jewbellish, and asks several enlightening questions like: How has being a father changed your relationship to your faith? Do all yarmulkes have yellow zippers? Why are people paying over 100 bucks for a lemon?
At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka’ba as part of a mock Hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca.
Leaders of the Faithful Filibuster and a few Senators gathered Wednesday morning (Oct. 16) for a prayer service at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
The documentary “They Will Have To Kill Us First” focuses on the censorship of music in Mali and how musicians are reacting.