Religious Artisans Find Inspiration in Faith
From stained-glass to calligraphy, art has always contributed to religious traditions. Forbidden images, illuminated manuscripts and even maps testify to the creativity humans bring to the project of making the transcendent tangible. Artists make meaning manifest visually, tactically and aurally. These five artisans leave the world more beautiful than they found it.
The Religious Freedom Impacts of Texas’ Abortion Law
Pandemic Again Disrupts High Holy Days
Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates?
In March, 56 percent of U.S. adults favored offering religious exemptions to mask mandates. By June, that figure had dropped four percentage points to 52 percent, according to Public Religion Research Institute. In general, Americans are skeptical of those who say vaccine mandates – like the one proposed this month by President Joe Biden for private employers with more than 100 workers – violate religious freedom.
How 911 Changed Religion and Faith
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 20 years ago, changed many Americans’ faith communities and spiritual lives as well as how we see our world and one another. Muslims particularly stood out against the religious landscape as they hadn’t before, as did Sikhs and others whose appearance marks their religious observances. Christians, Jews and people of no faith demanded deeper answers and examined their own and others’ beliefs more deeply.