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.

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Muslim and Jewish groups form coalition to fight bigotry

By , Globe Staff

The group intends to fight anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, yet its very existence has provoked condemnation by critics in both communities.

For Jews in Boston area, a trip to Israel is common

By , Globe Staff

A newly released study found that two-thirds of Jewish adults in Boston have been to Israel at least once.

Jewish Boston returns to the city

By , Globe Staff

Traditional synagogue membership is declining, but independent congregations and alternative groups are on the rise.

Prospect of Trump presidency sends shudders through Muslim community

By , Globe Staff

On the morning after Election Day, Muslims in Boston struggled to imagine living under a president who has cast them as security threats.