Michelle Boorstein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Activists say Americans are increasingly coming around to their viewpoints.

  • Jan 22, 2015

“Muslim community morale at Duke and beyond fell rapidly, almost in a flash,” writes the campus Muslim chaplain.

  • Jan 22, 2015

How does forgiveness factor into substance abuse? Does forgiveness include the right to ministry?

  • Jan 20, 2015

Archbishop tells catholic news agencies that Pope Francis may visit White House, address Congress.

  • Jan 18, 2015

  • Jan 16, 2015

The day after university officials canceled plans to amplify the Muslim call to prayer from the chapel bell tower, many gathered to support the prayer.

  • Jan 16, 2015

A school spokesman said that a serious and credible security threat played a role in the decision.

  • Jan 15, 2015

Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook was also charged with driving under the influence and texting while driving.

  • Jan 9, 2015

Jonah Pesner is taking charge of the Religious Action Center and plans to target racial and economic gaps.

  • Jan 7, 2015

  • Jan 6, 2015
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Michelle’s path to her dream job as religion reporter began as a kid, trying to make sense of a kosher Jewish home that had three sets of dishes: meat, milk and Chinese food. Her career included a decade of globe-trotting with The Associated Press, covering everything from domestic terrorism in the Arizona desert to debates on male circumcision to Ugandan royalty and how strapped doctors in Afghanistan decide who lives and who dies.

Since January 2006 she’s been the Post’s religion reporter, where she reports on the busy marketplace of American religion. She has a Master’s (in Near Eastern Studies), a husband, a son and just two sets of dishes. The Religion Newswriters Association awarded her its “Religion Reporter of the Year” award for religion writing in large news organizations in 2011 and 2013.
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