Lauren Markoe| Religion News Service




Stories by Lauren Markoe| Religion News Service
Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Leaders push for free Jewish preschool in US, Canada

RNS () — To keep younger Jews connected to Judaism, two top Jewish leaders are pushing free Jewish preschool for … Continued

American Jews say others face more discrimination

RNS () — American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays and blacks facing … Continued

Suzan Johnson Cook to resign as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is … Continued

Conservative Judaism turns 100 and works to reverse its decline

RNS () — For those who care deeply about passing on Judaism to future generations, a new, exhaustive study on … Continued

When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back

RNS () — They taught English, gym, music and fifth grade, and are typically described as “beloved” by their students. … Continued

Is Christian-owned Hobby Lobby boycotting Hanukkah?

RNS () — Hanukkah comes early this year. But it apparently never comes to Hobby Lobby. The national craft store … Continued

Who’s a Jew? Few American Jews say it’s a matter of belief

WASHINGTON — In the most comprehensive study of American Jews in 12 years, a strong majority said being Jewish is … Continued

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green unveils ‘oldest Jewish prayer book ever found’

AUSTIN, Texas — Evangelical businessman Steve Green on Thursday (Oct. 26) unveiled what he called “the oldest Jewish prayer book … Continued

Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — … Continued