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Amy Butler

Amy Butler is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Amy Butler

Six blocks from DC protests, fighting hate with faith

By Karen Brau and Amy Butler — January 5, 2021
(RNS) — We are facing a moment like those in which Dr. King said that silence is betrayal.

It’s about time: Kamala Harris and America’s desperate need for women in high offices

By Amy Butler — August 21, 2020
(RNS) — It has been far too long that men have dominated decision-making roles. If our country is to have any hope of rising to the challenges before us — from the pandemic to systemic racism to economic collapse, gun violence and changing climates — we must engage the leadership of committed women.

Stay home from church

By Amy Butler — July 10, 2020
(RNS) — Anyone insisting on a quick return to life pre-COVID is ignoring a foundational principle of Christian faith: that God is in the business of perpetually creating new life.

Remembering the Christianity of Jesus, not empire

By Amy Butler — June 4, 2020
(RNS) — If Jesus were here today he’d be wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt while he held a sign and marched at a protest.

How to celebrate Christmas: Change the world

By Amy Butler — December 24, 2019
(RNS) — How should we celebrate Christmas? Pay off others' debts, for a start, and dismantle and rebuild systems that keep people in poverty.

Christianity as we know it is dying. Let’s welcome the new life ahead.

By Amy Butler — October 30, 2019
(RNS) — A new survey confirms that people aren't leaving faith; they are leaving Christianity. Imagine if, instead of preserving dying institutions, we used our time and money to transform how we do good in the world?

When Martin Luther King Jr. broke his silence on Vietnam

By Amy Butler — March 29, 2018
NEW YORK (RNS) — In 'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,' King reminded his listeners of why he began the work for which he would ultimately give his life.

Faith leaders must stop acting as if there’s no preventing natural disasters

By Amy Butler — November 3, 2017
(RNS) — As faith leaders, we believe it’s time we stopped pretending and summoned our great generosity of spirit and incalculable ingenuity to address the ongoing disaster that is causing all our other disasters: climate change.

REFLECTION: Strangers seeking ashes

By Amy Butler — February 13, 2013
Oddly, every year it's Ash Wednesday when we welcome so many people whom we've never seen before.
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