If independent bookstores die, so will ideas and conversation.
(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.
(RNS) Their roots may be different, but the intention behind these coloring books is similar -- to provide a tool for meditation and prayer and a means for exploring one's faith and spirituality.
KENSINGTON, Md. (RNS) John Linder and Tim Welsh aren't Jewish, and probably don’t understand the religious symbolism in the menorahs, mezuzahs and dreidels they create. But the two autistic men know that in the weeks leading up to Hanukkah, their quick and expert manipulation of glass, copper and steel are crucial to getting a truckload of Judaica into the homes of Jews around the world. By Lauren Markoe.