Lisa Wangsness

Wangsness is the Globe’s religion reporter. She previously covered politics in the City Hall, State House, and Washington bureaus, and at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She has reported on health reform and the 2008 presidential campaign.

Latest stories

Presbyterians want their Newton church back

By , Globe Staff

Some members at Newton Presbyterian Church thought their denomination was drifting away from fundamental tenets. So they defected. But it’s not over.

Muslim and Jewish communities bond amid fear

By , Globe Staff

Fear and uncertainty have sparked an intense period of relationship-building between the two faiths.

Shrage to step down as head of Combined Jewish Philanthropies

By , Globe Staff

Barry Shrage has raised more than $1 billion for the local Jewish community and developed strong partnerships with other charities.

Snow can’t thwart democracy in some N.H. towns

By , Globe Staff

The nor’easter blew in on Town Meeting Day, when many New Hampshire communities gather to elect local officials and vote on school and zoning issues.