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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Lauren Markoe

Posted by Lauren Markoe 7 weeks 6 days ago
Some of the brightest pro-business minds in the nation prodded the Dalai Lama on Thursday to offer a warm endorsement of capitalism.But during an appearance by the spiritual leader of...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 10 weeks 6 days ago
Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, Prabhdeep Suri has been the only Sikh in his class, and it’s been obvious.Like all Sikh boys, he wore a patka, a head covering for his uncut hair that’...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 12 weeks 7 hours ago
Growing up in small-town Georgia, John B. Johnson had family friends who ran the funeral home down the street, so the particulars of a typical American funeral — the embalming, the heavy casket, and...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 13 weeks 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON — It’s been three months since the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook resigned as the State Department’s religious freedom watchdog, and those who decry religious persecution in Syria,...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 14 weeks 6 days ago
Jesus was breast-fed.It’s a point often made by mothers who want to breast-feed in church, but know others would prefer that they retreat to the nursery, or find an out-of-the-way bench. Another...