Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Amy Julia Becker

Why do I still go to church? It’s a good question.

By Amy Julia Becker — September 18, 2023
(RNS) — There's more to it than community or spirituality or even wanting to raise my kids right.

Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem.

By Amy Julia Becker — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — There's a power in the ordinary church.

A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’

By Amy Julia Becker — April 9, 2021
(RNS) — Her prayer makes me uneasy, but may help me see why Chanequa Walker-Barnes may hate someone like me.

My child with Down syndrome is not a political statement — and neither is Amy Coney Barrett’s

By Amy Julia Becker — October 26, 2020
(RNS) — We stay mired in our polarized political corners if we view women’s choices primarily as political statements when they in fact reflect ethical decisions made in the context of social forces.

Can kids with Down syndrome have friends? (COMMENTARY)

By Amy Julia Becker — October 1, 2014
(RNS) October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It presents an opportunity for families to choose friendship. Such friendship will only happen if we believe people with Down syndrome have something to offer.
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