Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is an author at Religion News Service.

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10 Etsy artists who share their faith through craftsmanship

August 2, 2017

(RNS) — In the decade since its launch, the handmade-crafts site has spawned an abundance of religious-themed shops selling everything from hand-painted Bibles to ‘Halal Kitty’ decals.

Clergy march in a ‘funeral procession’ to protest health care repeal

July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) — This week protesters carried poster-sized death certificates and a cardboard coffin.

Black clergy arrested while protesting Trump administration policies

July 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sixteen protesters were arrested Tuesday (July 18) on charges of “crowding, obstructing or incommoding” while trying to raise awareness of what they said was unjust legislation.

Clergy arrested outside McConnell’s office while protesting health care bill

July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Protestors said they want McConnell know it’s immoral to cut Medicaid because it helps many children, seniors, and disabled persons.

Notable Christians who’ve had a change of heart on LGBT issues

July 12, 2017

(RNS) These 10 people have publicly broken with Christian hard-line positions against same-sex marriage.

Muslim refugees to US are declining as Christians overtake them

July 12, 2017

(RNS) Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, Christians have outpaced Muslims as the No. 1 faith group to reach these shores as refugees.

Bikini begone: Conservative modesty at the beach

July 11, 2017

(RNS) — A look at how women of different religions stay covered up with swimwear.

Author of 10th-century Hebrew biblical text is identified

July 7, 2017

(RNS) He’s Samuel ben Jacob, a historic figure who also wrote the the earliest known complete copy of the Hebrew Bible.

Is ‘The Little Hours’ a big deal for Catholics?

June 30, 2017

(RNS) Despite calls for its cancellation, critiques of Jeff Baena’s new film may be doing it more good than harm.

Car-care ministries a growing niche in midsize cities

June 29, 2017

(RNS) In places where public transportation is lacking, the need for cheap, or free, car care is soaring.

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

June 22, 2017

(RNS) For years, museums ignored the religious teachings that form a large part of their art collections. Thanks to technology like 3-D scanning, they are beginning to explore it once more.

Lawmakers, religious leaders pray for victims of congressional baseball shooting

June 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of the shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice, the Democratic baseball team and various church officials prayed for the victims, including Catholic congressman Steve Scalise.

The Twitterverse pounces on Reza Aslan’s firing

June 13, 2017

(RNS) People expressed concern about Aslan’s firing and some suggested his Muslim identity may have played a role.

Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign

June 8, 2017

(RNS) The Islamic Networks Group and its 70 interfaith partners announced their summer campaign encouraging interfaith discussion and understanding.

Strong religious reaction to Trump climate accord decision

June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) While leaders of the so-called religious left were overwhelmingly critical of the move, conservatives were somewhat divided.

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