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Jill Lawless

Jill Lawless is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jill Lawless

Ruth Ozeki’s ‘Book of Form and Emptiness’ wins Women’s Prize

By Jill Lawless — June 16, 2022
LONDON (AP) — A professor of English at Smith College in Massachusetts, Ozeki is also a filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest, and her novel was inspired in part by Buddhist philosophy.

Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker

By Sylvia Hui, Jill Lawless, and Danica Kirka — January 20, 2022
LONDON (AP) — British police are continuing to support U.S. authorities with their investigation into Saturday’s hostage incident. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue.

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

By Jill Lawless and David Keyton — November 18, 2021
A plane chartered by the reality star and carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families, about 130 people in all, landed at Stansted Airport near London.
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