Madeleine Buckley is an author at Religion News Service.
10 Etsy artists who share their faith through craftsmanship
(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
WASHINGTON (RNS) — This week protesters carried poster-sized death certificates and a cardboard coffin.
Black clergy arrested while protesting Trump administration policies
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
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
(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
(RNS) Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, Christians have outpaced Muslims as the No. 1 faith group to reach these shores as refugees.
Author of 10th-century Hebrew biblical text is identified
(RNS) He’s Samuel ben Jacob, a historic figure who also wrote the the earliest known complete copy of the Hebrew Bible.
Car-care ministries a growing niche in midsize cities
(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
(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
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.
Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign
(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
WASHINGTON (RNS) While leaders of the so-called religious left were overwhelmingly critical of the move, conservatives were somewhat divided.