WASHINGTON (RNS) On display are a 1654 Torah scroll, a page from the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon and a text written by a slave who wanted to pass on the essentials of his Muslim heritage.
(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.
(RNS) The first major American exhibit of Islam's holy book has just opened on the National Mall.
(RNS) With a major new initiative recently announced at the Smithsonian Institution, Americans will now be able to more clearly see the role of religion in the history of the United States.
(RNS) 'There is no way you can ... understand the African-American journey without understanding the very real role faith played in its history,' said a museum official.
(RNS) This Fourth of July, after the parades are over, I propose we all devote a few minutes to remembering our least Christian president. Instead of reading David Barton, go straight to Thomas Jefferson himself and to the words he chose to deliver on his first day as president. By Stephen Prothero.