Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is an author at Religion News Service.

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The search for gender identity, say trans seekers, brought them closer to God

By Emma Ryan — June 27, 2023
(RNS) — As opposition to recognition for transgender Americans has become politicized, so have clashes between people with transgender identities and faith leaders. But it’s not always the case that faith and transgender don’t mix.

A Black preacher ‘no longer at war with her body’ on connecting flesh with the divine

By Emma Ryan — June 20, 2023
(RNS) — In a new book, womanist theologian Lyvonne Briggs counsels women to ‘unlearn’ the shame the church has historically attached to their physical selves and ‘feel full, whole, at ease and at home in their bodies.’

Whimsical cathedrals and spiritual portals: The architecture of Paul Goesch

By Emma Ryan — May 3, 2023
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (RNS) — Goesch, a German expressionist architect and spiritualist, is having his first dedicated exhibition outside of Europe.
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