Lilly is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Salon.com, Slate Magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, NBCNews.com and the Los Angeles Times. Her radio work has aired on Marketplace, Southern California Public Radio's KPCC, and Arizona Public Media's KUAZ. Lilly was born in Mexico, grew up in the border town of Nogales and is fluent in Spanish.
Currently, she is the religion reporter for the St. Louis-Post Dispatch. She previously worked for the investigative news outlet FairWarning, which was launched by former Los Angeles Times reporters.
Lilly graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in religious studies and history, then gained a master’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
(RNS) For some Orthodox Jewish women the problem isn’t finding a mate, its getting a religious divorce when the marriage goes sour. To obtain a religious divorce in the Orthodox Jewish community, a wife must first secure a get, a letter dictated by the husband and written by a trained scribe that in essence gives the wife permission to sever the marriage and move on.
Wrote yesterday about a huge victory for 10 California municipalities, including Los Angeles County, and the cities of San Francisco and San Diego.
They won a lawsuit against lead paint makers; the judge has ordered the companies to create a $1.1 billion dollar fund to help eliminate the lead hazard present in hundreds of thousands of homes in the state.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) âOur children are not religious guinea pigs and should never be subjected to such misguided religious experimentation,â said Dean Broyles, president of the National Center for Law and Policy.
(RNS) Support for a Roman Catholic high school teacher fired for marrying his same-sex partner continued to grow Monday (Aug. 12) as the number of people signing an online petition topped 58,000 people.
Despite powerful evidence showing that paint makers knew for decades about the risks of household use of lead paint, the companies have scored dozens of courtroom victories and could be on the verge of a final victory in a California trial.