Lauren Markoe | Religion News Service


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.

Stories by Lauren Markoe | Religion News Service
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The Church Needs Bolder Pastors to Boost Giving

Researchers say the decline in charitable giving will continue if congregants don’t embrace Jesus’ teachings on the poor.

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The Case of the Muslim Inmate’s Beard

The Supreme Court will decide if an Arkansas inmate can grow a half-inch beard in observance of his faith.

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In Some Poor Neighborhoods, the Catholic School Is the Only Hope

A Q&A with a Notre Dame law professor on the rapid closure of Catholic schools in urban America.

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In Her Words: How Lauren Bacall Spoke of Her Jewish Identity

Five facts about the Jewish life of the legendary actress who passed away at the age 89.

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Single Mothers in the Pulpit

More than 40 percent of births are to unmarried mothers. But what if the single mom by choice is a minister or a rabbi?

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Breaking the Ramadan Fast in the Company of Jews

Despite continuing violence in Israel and Gaza, Muslims and Jews are coming together this Ramadan to promote interfaith community.